In Japan, the Japanese local Kit Kat is used as souvenirs!
The standard Kit Kat is available in just one flavor. It has a crispy wafer covered with chocolate.
But, in Japan there are so many different flavored Kit Kat that it is more than a treat for chocolate lovers!
No other nation in the world has introduced 200 flavors of Kit Kat other than Japan. Unfortunately, most of them are limited edition.
Fun Facts About Japanese Kit Kat
- In 2000, Nestlé Japan introduced the first flavored Kit Kat which had a strawberry flavor.
- The special edition flavored Kit Kat is sold for just 2-3 weeks in a convenience store.
- The different flavors of Kit Kat are got from fruits, vegetables, drinks and even snacks!
- The most popular Kit Kat flavors till date are green tea and strawberry flavor.
- The name Kit Kat sounds similar to the Japanese words kitto katsu. In Japanese language “Kitto Katsu” is translated as “You will surely win”. So, Kit Kat is given as good luck gifts, especially during exams. Hence, in Japan popularity of Kit Kat during the exams is at peak level.
Local Japanese Kit Kat Flavors
In Japan, the food that is famous in the particular region becomes the local flavor of Kit Kat in that region. The local Kit Kat is used as a souvenir.
The local Kit Kat that is available in Japan is as follows:
Kit Kat Amaou Strawberry Flavor
The Kit Kat Amaou Strawberry is a Kyushu Souvenir.
The Amaou strawberry is grown in the Kyushu region of Japan. It is used to flavor the strawberry Kit Kat.
Kit Kat Green Tea Flavor
The Kit Kat Green Tea is a Kyoto Souvenir.
Itohkyuemon and Nestlé Japan has collaborated to create green tea flavored Kit Kat.
Kit Kat Japanese Horseradish Flavor
The Kit Kat Japanese Horseradish is a Shizuoka and Kanto Souvenir.
Tamaruya Honten has collaborated with Nestlé Japan to create wasabi (Japanese horseradish) flavored Kit Kat.
Kit Kat Kobe Pudding Flavor
The Kit Kat Kobe Pudding is a Kobe Souvenir.
Kobe Pudding has teamed up with Nestlé Japan to create wasabi Kobe pudding flavored Kit Kat.
Kit Kat Momiji Manju Flavor
The Kit Kat Momiji Manju is a Hiroshima Souvenir.
Momiji Manju (maple-leaf-shaped buns) is a famous confectionery item in Hiroshima. It has been used to flavor the Kit Kat.
Kit Kat Purple Sweet Potato Flavor
The Kit Kat Purple Sweet Potato is a Kyushu – Okinawa Souvenir.
Purple yams are popularly grown in southern Kyushu and Okinawa. Hence, purple yams are used to flavor purple sweet potato Kit Kat.
Kit Kat Red Bean Sandwich Flavor
The Kit Kat Red Bean Sandwich is a Kanto – Hokuriku Souvenir.
The flavor of the Kit Kat is got from the Ogura toast. The toast is made by sandwiching red bean cream.
Kit Kat Roasted Tea Flavor
The Kit Kat Roasted Tea is a Kyoto Souvenir.
Itohkyuemon and Nestlé Japan has collaborated to create roasted tea flavored Kit Kat.
Kit Kat Rum Raisin Flavor
The Kit Kat Rum Raisin is a Tokyo Souvenir.
The rum raisin, chocolate and crushed cookies are kneaded in order to create a unique flavor for the rum raisin Kit Kat.
Kit Kat Shinshu Apple Flavor
The Kit Kat Shinshu Apple is a Shinshu Souvenir.
The Shinshu apples which are grown in the Nagano region in Japan is used for the apple flavored Kit Kat.
Kit Kat Strawberry Cheesecake Flavor
The Kit Kat Strawberry Cheesecake is a Yokohama Souvenir.
The strawberry cheesecake is blended with chocolate to obtain the flavor.
Kit Kat Tochi-Otome Strawberry Flavor
The Kit Kat Tochi-Otome Strawberry is a Tochigi Souvenir.
The Tochi-Otome strawberry grown in the Tochigi region of Japan is used to flavor the strawberry Kit Kat.
Kit Kat Strawberry Cheesecake
The Kit Kat Strawberry Cheesecake is a Japanese Souvenir.
The Kit Kat has sandwiched cream with cheese on fragrant wafers, wrapped in strawberry cheese-flavored white chocolate.
The package of strawberry cheesecake Kit Kat is shaped like the Mount Fuji, highest mountain in Japan. So, it makes a perfect souvenir.
Most Popular Kit Kat In Japan
The Nestlé Kit Kat Mini 14 pack is the most popular chocolate in Japan.