Kit Kat in Japan

Posted November 19th, 2008 in Japan, Ume's Interests 14 Comments »

One thing I noticed about Japan since I came to Perth is that Japan has lots of products, food and… everything!  I was amazed when I read the article about Kit Kat chocolate in Japan.  There are so many flavor of Kit Kat in Japan which you cannot find in other countries! :p

Here are some examples…

Which flavor tempts you??  Personally I really wanna try this “Soy Sauce Kit Kat”!! 🙂

And there are actually regional Kit Kat too!  Like Tokyo Kit Kat, Kansai Kit Kat…  The Kansai and Kyushyu Kit Kat flavor sounds really interesting 🙂

14 Comments on “Kit Kat in Japan”

  1. 1 Kitsune said at 3:06 am on November 19th, 2008:

    Oh wow… I never seen so many varieties of KitKat!

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 4:35 am on November 19th, 2008:

    I know! It’s amazing isn’t it??
    It’s actually on my list now “what to do in Japan”! 🙂

  3. 3 Kitsune said at 4:52 am on November 19th, 2008:

    Yes, it is amazing 🙂

    If I had to choose, I would probably taste cherry because it might taste very good and green tea because it sounds like something new (I drink green tea regularly, but never tasted products with such flavor) 🙂

    Let us know how that KitKat tasted once you get a chance 🙂

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 5:00 am on November 19th, 2008:

    Sure I will! 🙂

  5. 5 tokyo5 said at 2:54 pm on November 19th, 2008:

    I never blogged about Japan’s “Kit Kat” flavors! Good post!
    I never eat Kit Kat, so I don’t think about it.

    But, I’ve heard that when Kit Kat first came to Japan, it wasn’t popular at all. So they started a campaign with new flavors…and it made Kit Kat more popular.

    You didn’t mention their “Brandy & Orange” flavor…and that many cities have their own Kit Kat flavor!.
    There’s “Exotic Tokyo“, “Exotic Kansai“, “Exotic Hokkaido“, etc!

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 4:03 am on November 20th, 2008:


    In Japan there are many products in their city’s flavor, yes 🙂 Like potato chips, chocolate, candy , ramen etc…
    That’s one of the interesting thing about Japan, I think 🙂

    In Hokkaido I found Shio (salt) Chocolate, uni (sea urchin) crackers, ikasumi (squid ink) chewing gum, miso candy etc… and in Okinawa there was Gooya (bitter melon… “Momordica charantia??”) juice in vending machines… I didn’t try them though (><) yeww…

    I didn’t really care about these different flavor Kit Kat before, but I think they are good souvenirs for foreign people.

  7. 7 tokyo5 said at 2:58 pm on November 20th, 2008:

    Yes, almost every city and town in Japan has a specialty…even small towns!

    Do you know the famous Tokyo souvenir: 「東京バナナ」 (“Tokyo Banana”)?

  8. 8 umepontarou said at 2:00 am on November 21st, 2008:

    Of course I do! That’s the famous one:)
    It’s like… 「白い恋人」(White Love) in Hokkaido, 「551豚まん」 (Pork Bun) in Osaka,八つ橋 (Yatsuhashi=Rice Cake) in Kyoto etc…

  9. 9 tokyo5 said at 1:32 pm on November 21st, 2008:

    I never understood why Tokyo has “Tokyo Banana“. There are no banana trees in Tokyo!

    (Actually, I was at 上野駅 (Ueno Stn) today and I saw a “Tokyo Banana” store…I had forgotten, it’s not written as: 「東京バナナ」, but it’s 「東京バナ奈」! 🙂 ).

  10. 10 umepontarou said at 4:01 am on November 22nd, 2008:

    I didn’t know that it was 「東京バナ奈」!
    Why they use the Kanji「奈」?

  11. 11 tokyo5 said at 5:15 pm on November 22nd, 2008:

    I don’t know. A joke maybe?

  12. 12 umepontarou said at 7:58 am on November 23rd, 2008:

    Yeah I guess:p

  13. 13 melissa said at 10:33 pm on December 21st, 2008:

    I bought a ton of these flavors along with about 20 others as stocking stuffers. Just came in today and I am sure my family will love them. There is a guy on ebay who lists like 40 of them. I just saw he has CORN and POTATO flavors now…I am sad i missed those.
    this is that link:
    where can i find mint green kit Kats? do they sell them in Japan too?

  14. 14 umepontarou said at 10:38 am on December 26th, 2008:

    Hi Melissa
    Corn and Potato… that’s new 🙂
    About mint green kit kats, I think they are sold in America, but you might be able to find them in some shops in Japan too. eg Plaza (sony plaza), National Supermarket… But not in normal super markets or convenience stores :p
    I think they keep making new flavors every year! 🙂

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