日本での一年間

January 19, 2012

Kit Kat Flavors 5

There are almost always new and interesting Kit Kat flavors for sale in Japan.

Gateau du Mont-Blanc flavor Kit Kats. Found at my local Convenience store. Made with "marron" (chestnut) flavoring.

Strawberry Hazelnut flavor Kit Kats. Found at my local convenience store.

Cookies & Cream flavor Kit Kats. Found at my local convenience store.

More flavors after the jump. (more…)

October 7, 2010

Kit Kat Flavors 4

Filed under: Desserts, Food, Kit Kat Flavors — Tags: , , — myyearinjapan @ 2:30 am

The Kit Kats are back and just as flavorful as ever!

Kit Kat Coca Cola Flavor

A two for one deal! Cola flavor and Lemon Squash flavor. Seen in Tokyo.

Kit Kat Strawberry Flavor

Kit Kat Strawberry Flavor. Limited edition. Seen at my local convenience store.

Kit Kat Sparking Strawberry Flavor

Kit Kat sparkling strawberry flavor. Not to be confused with strawberry flavor. Seen at my local convenience store.

Kit Kat Banana Flavor

Kit Kat Banana flavor. Seen at my local convenience store.

Kit Kat Semisweet flavor

Kit Kat Semisweet flavor. Seen at my local convenience store.

Kit Kat Salt and Caramel Flavor

Kit Kat Salt and Caramek Flavor. Seen at my local convenience store.

March 24, 2009

Kit Kat Flavors – Youth 18 Ticket Trip Edition

Filed under: Desserts, Domestic, Food, Kit Kat Flavors, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 8:59 am
Two for one! White Peach and Yellow Peach. Not region specific.

Two for one! White Peach and Yellow Peach. Not region specific.

Adzuki (Sweet Red Bean) Sandwich. Nagoya Limited Edition

Adzuki (Sweet Red Bean) Sandwich. Eastern Sea Reason Limited Edition. Seen in Nagoya.

Kit Kats in a glass Jar! Available in vending machines that sell beverages. This is the only food they offer.

Kit Kats in a glass Jar! Available in vending machines that sell beverages. This is the only food they offer.

Looking inside at the Kit Kats

Looking inside at the Kit Kats

Kobe pudding flavor

Kobe pudding flavor

A special kind of Green Tea flavor thats Kyoto limited edition

A special kind of Green Tea flavor that's Kyoto limited edition

Jasmine Tea flavor. Not limited edition

Jasmine Tea flavor. Not limited edition

March 2, 2009

Kit-Kat Flavors (Hokkaido Edition)

Filed under: Desserts, Domestic, Food, Hokkaido, Kit Kat Flavors, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 8:33 am

If there’s one thing Japanese people like, it’s limited edition products (限定商品), whether limited by region where it’s sold or time period it’s sold during. So, when Japanese people visit a certain region, they like to bring back limited edition products from that region as souvenirs. In Hokkaido, I even saw normal convenience stores providing lists of which products are limited to Hokkaido or having special limited edition products sections in their store.

Included in the limited edition Hokkaido products are Hokkaido only Kit-Kat flavors! Here they are:

All the Hokkaido flavors lined up together. They dont sell these in individual packs, only in these souvenir packs.

All the Hokkaido flavors lined up together. They don't sell these in individual packs, only in these souvenir packs.

Adzuki (sweet red bean) flavor Kit Kats (小豆味)

Adzuki (sweet red bean) flavor Kit Kats (小豆味)

Potato flavor Kit Kats (じゃがいも味)

Potato flavor Kit Kats (じゃがいも味)

Roasted Corn flavor Kit Kats (焼きもろこし味)

Roasted Corn flavor Kit Kats (焼きもろこし味)

These weren’t Hokkaido limited edition flavors, but I also saw the following flavors for the first time:

Unlike the limited edition Kit Kats, these are sold individually

Unlike the limited edition Kit Kats, these are sold individually

Tiramisu flavor Kit Kats

Tiramisu flavor Kit Kats

Matcha (Green tea) Tiramisu flavor Kit Kats

Matcha (Green tea) Tiramisu flavor Kit Kats

January 30, 2009

Special Seasonal Kit Kats

Filed under: Kit Kat Flavors, Strange — myyearinjapan @ 7:54 am

’tis the season for some special annual Kit Kats. These aren’t Kit Kat flavor, but rather Kit Kat packaging made special for this time of year.

On Valentines Day in Japan, girls give chocolates to boys. Girls are supposed to give chocolate to the boy they like(本命チョコ), but women are also expected to give chocolate to their co-workers(義理チョコ), and chocolate is also given to friends(友チョコ). About one month later, on White Day, boys reciprocate. White Day was actually a holiday invented by a Japanese marshmallow company to cash in on the same kind of moneymaking that happens during Valentines day, but now people give all kinds of candy and chocolates and even other gifts for White Day.

The lemon flavored Valentines Day special Kit Kats

The delicately lemon flavored Valentines Day special Kit Kats. You and that special person each get half of these special Kit Kats.

With this Valentine’s day package, you’re supposed to open it and take one for yourself, then write a message in the box and close it up again, with the other Kit Kat inside to give to your special someone.

The front of the Kit Kat package for the students taking their entrance exams, on which you are meant to write a message such as がんばれ!応援している!(Good luck! Im rooting for you!)

The front of the Kit Kat package for the students taking their entrance exams, on which you are meant to write a message such as がんばれ!応援している!(Good luck! I'm rooting for you!)

The way Kit Kats is pronounced in Japanese (キットカッツ) sounds like ‘I’ll surely win!’ (きっと勝つ!)[If Kit Kat is not plural, it is pronounced differently (キットカット)] For this reason, Kit Kats have become a popular gift for students taking entrance examinations(受験) for Junior High, High School or University. That’s why they introduced these Kit Kat boxes designed to mail to students taking entrance exams. They call it Kit Mail (キットメール). It has a spot on the front for writing a message to the student, something to encourage them.And room on the other side to address it. It also says on the box, “surely, the cherry blossoms will bloom(きっと、サクラ、サクよ).” I guess that idea being that just as surely as spring will come, signaled by the cherry blossoms, the recipient will pass their entrance exams.

The back of the box for the students taking entrance exams (受験生), on which you write the address.

The back of the box for the students taking entrance exams (受験生), on which you write the address.

January 29, 2009

Kit Kats – in vending machines

Filed under: Interesting, Kit Kat Flavors, Strange, vending machines — myyearinjapan @ 4:17 am

Going along with my recent Kit Kat theme, I have some pictures I took of Kit Kats being sold in vending machines. That may not seem so strange at first, but what’s weird is that the Kit Kats are sold in BEVERAGE vending machines in GLASS JARS.

The Kit Kats in the vending machine

The Kit Kats in the vending machine, surrounded be energy drinks and fruit juice.

In context

In context, more of the vending machine

January 28, 2009

Kit Kat Flavors 3

Filed under: Kit Kat Flavors, Strange — myyearinjapan @ 8:03 am

Another installment of my collection of Kit Kat flavor pictures. These flavors seem particularly Japanese to me. Not something that I could imagine being sold in the West. If you want to look back on the first 2 posts, you can find them here and here.

This doesnt sound very appetizing to me. Its Soy Sauce flavor. I found this at the airport on my way to China. Only available in Tokyo.

This doesn't sound very appetizing to me. It's Soy Sauce flavor. I found this at the airport on my way to China. Only available in Tokyo.

More information about the Soy Sauce flavor Kit Kats

More information about the Soy Sauce flavor Kit Kats

Green Tea flavor. A special kind of Japanese green tea powder called matcha, to be specific.

Green Tea flavor. A special kind of Japanese green tea powder called matcha, to be specific.

For more information on matcha click here. Matcha is used to flavor all kinds of sweets. Matcha ice cream, rice cakes, lattes, cakes, cookies, rice crackers. You name it, they have it flavored with matcha. My favorite in matcha naan.

Yuzu (a Japanese citrus fruit) flavor Kit Kats

Yuzu (a Japanese citrus fruit) flavor Kit Kats

For more information on Yuzu, click here.

These Kit Kats are flavored as daigaku imo(大いも, literally college potato). Thats the name of a dish made with sweet potatoes with honey and sesame seeds

These Kit Kats are flavored as daigaku imo(大学いも, literally college potato); That's the name of a dish made with sweet potatoes with honey and sesame seeds. This flavor is limited edition.

January 27, 2009

Kit-Kat flavors (A comparison with China)

Filed under: Kit Kat Flavors, Strange — myyearinjapan @ 12:52 am

I’ve previously written this and this post about the many Kit Kat flavors I’ve seen in Japan. Now I’d like to share the flavors I found across the sea in Shanghai.

Kit Kats in China

Kit Kats in China - These are all the flavors I saw. Milk chocolate and Dark chocolate. That's it. None of those fancy flavors that have taken over the Japanese Kit Kat market.

Close-up on the Milk chocolate Kit Kat

Close-up on the Milk chocolate Kit Kat

December 19, 2008

Kit Kat Flavors 2

Filed under: Kit Kat Flavors, Strange — myyearinjapan @ 2:23 am

More kit kat flavors that can’t be found in most of the world. (click the link to see flavors that I posted before.)

Oshiruko (Japanese red bean soup) flavor

Oshiruko (Japanese red bean soup) flavor

For an explanation of oshiruko click here.

strawberry cheesecake flavor

strawberry cheesecake flavor

blueberry cheese cake flavor

blueberry cheese cake flavor

Cookie Kit Kats

Cookie Kit Kats

kinako (soybean powder) flavor

kinako (soybean powder) flavor

For an explanation of kinako click here.

apple flavor

apple flavor

tasty strawberry flavor

tasty strawberry flavor

I’m not saying this flavor is actually delicious. I have no idea about that. but ‘tasty’ is part of the name of the flavor.

September 23, 2008

Kit Kat Flavors

Filed under: Kit Kat Flavors, Strange — myyearinjapan @ 9:17 am

In the US, I only ever saw one flavor of Kit Kats. Just plain chocolate. But in Japan, they have more variety in their flavors.

Petit Stawberry Kit Kats

Petit Stawberry Kit Kats

White Chocolate Kit Kats

White Chocolate Kit Kat

Muscat of Alexandria Kit Kats

Muscat of Alexandria Kit Kats

Roasted Tea Kit Kats

Roasted Tea Kit Kats

Caramel Pudding Kit Kats

Caramel Pudding Kit Kats

Caramel Macchiato McFlurry Kit Kats

Caramel Macchiato McFlurry Kit Kats

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