KitKats are one of my favorite candies. They are sticks of chocolate (or whatever else) wrapped around a crunchy wafer. They are fairly popular here n the U.S., but, apparently, they are huge in Japan.
They have hundreds of bizarre and unique flavors of this candy treat.
— Africarunwaymagazine (@africarunway) September 4, 2016
KitKats were first invented in 1930’s England.
KitKat has some very inventive Japanese marketing gurus. This expanse of flavors started in the early 2000s. Ingredients for these unique flavors are taken from local sources.
— CNN (@CNN) August 31, 2016
According to CNN,
“KitKat sounds very similar to ‘kito kato,’ which in Japanese means ‘to surely win.'”
— Andrew Barnes (@itchypaws) August 29, 2016
A famous patisserie behind this craze is Yasumasa Takagi. Parents give these to their children for good luck. It became an emotional gift.
It has even gone beyond candy bars, there are cheesecakes, pizzas, and “baking bars” to be cooked before eating. He produces limited edition KitKats in his fancy shops underneath a KitKat chandelier.
These Are Some Pretty Kooky Flavors
Here are some of the most interesting flavors they have come up with:
- Grilled potato
- Cherry blossom
- Blueberry cheesecake
- Brandy and orange
- Apricot seed
- Anko and macha tea
- White peach
- Green tea
- Fruit parfait
- Strawberry fromage
- French salt
- Yubari melon
- Double berry
- Strawberry milk
- Nasu kogen milk
- Red bean paste
- Soybean powder
- Salt watermelon
- Houji tea
- Muscat of Alexandria
- Sweet bean paste
- Chocolate and grilled potato
- Apple vinegar
- Sports drink
- Banana mini
- Baby pumpkin
- Bitter chocolate
- Jasmine tea
- iStick (frozen dark chocolate)
- Cookies plus
- White peach
- Macha milk
Would you like to get your hands on some of these?
Head over to Amazon. They can get pretty expensive, though.
During the holidays, they have a gold KitKat. It is actually coated with gold leave, and it will set you back around $16 a stick.
— Buttermilk Bakeshop (@bbakeshopny) June 20, 2016
Here are some Buzzfeeders trying some exotic KitKat flavors: