Japanese kit kat

Forget Peanut Butter Kit Kat – How About Wasabi? Strawberry Cheesecake? Blueberry? Green Tea?

Yes I seem to be turning into the weird chocolate girl. Can’t help myself, I see unusual things and get all excited and want to taste. It turns out that here in the UK we’ve been fobbed off with chunky Kit Kat in peanut butter and mint as in Japan they have had up to 200 flavours! Every year a limited edition of sweet, savoury and intriguing flavours are released exclusively in addition to flavours only available in a specific region inspired by local produce. They’ve had everything from grilled corn, miso, wine, lemon vinegar, watermelon, soy sauce even camembert cheese. Apparently kit kats are popular in Japan because they sound like “kitto katsu” which roughly  translates to “I hope you will win” so it has become customary to give the bars to students as good luck charms before exams.

Well we can finally get a bit of that flavour action here. I recently bought the four flavours below from the Japan Centre:

Japanese kit kat
Left to right: Green Tea, Strawberry Cheesecake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Wasabi

To be honest I’m not a fan of white chocolate so won’t be rushing to try any of these again but I’m glad I satisfied my curiosity.

Available online only from the Japan Centre here, £1.30 each or £4.95 for a set of four.

Interested in food with unusual flavours? Read about curry and liquorice and hemp chocolate here and cheese macarons here

  1. I love this! Why didnt we know? One of my favourite things being abroad is checking out the native Fantas. Abroad they have apple, pommegranite, lemon, still, passion fruit and so many other versions of Fanta, why are us Brits given such boring stuff.

    1. Not fair is it! Fanta was my drink of choice as a child – have only seen lemon flavour alternative version. Love checking out supermarkets and chemists whenever i travel.

  2. WASABI KIT KAT! Wow my life is complete…Having nearly overdosed on Wasabi Peas, I now can have a near death experience on Wasabi Chocolate. Awesome.

    Love the blog, Kind Regards, Si

    ps. We would love to invite you to TheDepartureboard’s Most Travelled Club it’s FREE and fun! Details here: http://www.thedepartureboard.com/can-you-become-thedepartureboards-most-travelled-you-might-win-prizes A great opportunity to promote your site as well!

  3. Oh wow! This is just too exciting! I love trying weird and wonderful new things – Cybercandy is my usual port of call but I’ll definitely check out that website now! 🙂 I found your blog via the BBunch blog hop by the way! 😉 You have a really awesome blog x

    1. Cybercandy is my every childhood dream come true! I love the shops in Chinatown too. Oh great thanks for letting me know. Thx! Will check you out x

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: