Friday, April 5, 2013

Unique Kit Kat Flavors from Japan

I am amazed on how the Japanese are so creative with everything -  even chocolate! While we have the regular milk chocolate flavored Kit Kat here in the Philippines, in Japan they have almost all flavors imaginable.

Kit Kats from Japan

Each box costs ¥840.00 or roughly P364.00 (with the exchange rate of ¥1.00 = P0.43). In Greenhills, a box costs about P700.00. Talk about excessive markup. Each box contains 12 packs of Kit Kat minis, as it's smaller than the regular Kit Kat size we have here.

Here, I'll share with you 7 unique Kit Kat flavors - most of them I've seen for the very first time as well! These were bought from Japan by my colleague who went on a vacation there.

Kit Kat Wasabi Flavor


I'm never fond of spicy things, wasabi being one of them. While I expected a certain degree of spice in this, it was more sweet and creamy than spicy. This flavor is unique for a chocolate, but not something I would buy again.

Kit Kat Red Bean Sandwich Flavor


This one is brown and may look like regular chocolate Kit Kats, but they taste like the red beans you'd find in our Halo-Halo dessert.

Kit Kat Hojicha-Roasted Tea Flavor


Tea lovers might enjoy this Hojicha-Roasted Tea flavor of Kit Kat. This is made of roasted green tea hence the color. It does smell like smoked tea and the flavor is really distinct.

Kit Kat Citrus Golden Blend Flavor


One of the more interesting flavors among the bunch was this Citrus Golden Blend flavor. It's a mix of sudachi (more sour than lime), lemon, and mikan (Japanese tangerine). Upon opening a packet, you get a whiff of a strong citrus scent. At first, it would taste like mild orange juice, but you'd get that sharp, tangy citrus flavor afterwards. I like that this flavor has depth - very unique.

Kit Kat Strawberry Flavor


Okay, you might have guessed that this is my favorite among the flavors I have tried. I won't deny it. I maybe biased with the color, the packaging, and the flavor (as I love anything that comes in pink or red, or if it has strawberries in it). This one is like white chocolate and strawberries combined, and I love it. Real strawberries are tangy, but this one is sweet but not cloying at all.
Kit Kat Matcha-Green Tea Flavor


Matcha lovers would enjoy this as it has mild hints of bittersweet taste of green tea plus the sweetness of white chocolate. I thought that this would be my favorite since I love green tea, but the Strawberry flavored one still won me over. This one, however was a big hit among my sisters.

Kit Kat Brown Sugar Syrup Flavor


I imagined the Brown Sugar Syrup flavor to look brown but it's white. It tastes exactly like the brown syrup that comes with our order of hot taho (that we get from the streets). It's very sweet, and I needed to have a glass of water after eating this one.


Our local milk chocolate flavored Kit Kats have a different recipe from that of other countries. Since we live in a country with hot, tropical climate, local Kit Kats have been formulated in such a way that they won't easily melt even in room temperature. Leaving imported Kit Kats in in room temperature is a bad idea, as they turn soft almost instantly. Even if you leave it in the fridge the whole day, and decide to eat it now, the warmth of your fingers will cause it to soften quickly, which is one thing I love too since I don't really enjoy hard chocolates.

Which among these Kit Kat flavors do you fancy the most? Have you tried other unique flavors?

Love,
Helen

28 comments:

  1. I saw these in Greenhills too and my jaw kinda dropped with the price. I'll always love the original but I want to try these too. ^^

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    1. These are worth a try, but only if you get it at a fair price. Meaning, hindi sa Greenhills galing! Haha :D

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    1. Hong Kong also sells the green tea Kit Kats at a cheaper price. :)

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    2. Where do hong Kong sell it bto
      Thanks

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    3. Where in hk they sell it. Thanks

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  3. I also love the strawberry one! I really liked green tea too. Cheescake was one of the other flavors I've tried which was also good. :-)

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  4. I also love the strawberry kitkat! I really liked green tea too! Cheesecake was one of the other flavors I've tried which was also good. :-)

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    1. Ooh cheesecake! That I'd love to try. :D

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  5. wow.. i really find these kitkats intriguing, lucky you sis, meron ka friend who got them for you, though I've seen quite a number of sellers na online. interesting flavors you've got..

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    1. I was quite surprised too that Japan had lots of even more intriguing flavors like corn, sweet potato, and even apple! Yung iba weird pero yung iba sounds yummy, especially cheesecake flavored ones. :)

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  6. I like both the green tea and strawberry. You should try the sakura flavor too!

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    1. We like the same flavors. :D I would love to try the sakura flavored one. Interesting!

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  7. Isa lang ang masasabi ko, you made me to go in the store to buy kitkat! hahaha grabe fave ko din tong chocolate na to eh! hmmmm...

    Love Sasa ♥

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    1. Haha! I want to go to the supermarket now to buy Kit Kat as well. :D Favorite ko rin Kit Kat eh. Pero parang lahat ng chocolates favorite ko! :o haha

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    2. Hehe... ako naman medyo ayaw ko ng may nuts, pero pag wala ng choice gora na! hehehe.. oi! thanks for droppinh by on my blog pala! btw, im your new follower na! if you like to follow back thanks! take care !

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    3. Ayaw ko rin ng may nuts!!! Same tayo! Haha! :D Thanks din for dropping by my blog. I followed you back my dear! ♥

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  8. You have seven boxes?! That is insane :)) The only flavor I've tried (other than the classic one) is green tea! SARAP!!

    xo,
    Angel
    http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hahaha! Bumili ako 1 box, then pina-assorted ko sa friend ko yung akin. >:) Yes!!! I love green tea too. Miss ko na. :O

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    2. where can we buy the japanese kitkat here in Phil?

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    3. I've seen reasonably priced ones (in pouches) at S&R, Daiso, Japan Home, Waltermart Supermarket. Flavors vary from time to time, and sometimes they run out of stock. Do not buy from Greenhills or food bazaars; they will just rip you off.

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  9. just came back from vacay in JP and i got sakura-matcha, matcha and strawberry!

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    1. Sakura matcha sounds so interesting! :D I'm guessing that's limited edition? My friend didn't see this flavor in store a few months ago. :)

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    2. sakura-matcha is really good and i cant choose between it and strawberry...my friend who was with me in JP got another flavor, not in your image, it's sour but still chocolatey good
      maybe sakura-matcha is ltd edition since spring just ended in JP

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    3. I loved strawberry too! :D It's so fun in Japan, there are so many flavors of Kit Kat. I wish we also had unique flavors here.

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  10. where can you buy the japanese kitkat here in Phil?

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    1. I've seen reasonably priced ones (in pouches) at S&R, Daiso, Japan Home, Waltermart Supermarket. Flavors vary from time to time, and sometimes they run out of stock. Do not buy from Greenhills or food bazaars; they will just rip you off.

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