It can come off as a surprise to many when they see the extent of kit-kat and its prevalence in Japanese culture. They might be available in a multitude of sizes and a few flavors in places like the US or the UK; but what they lack is the sheer magnitude of what Japan possesses. With more than 300 flavors of the popular chocolate, Japan has a kit-kat for every occasion and day that you can buy across the country. It won’t be long before we can see CBD infused kit-kat, till then we still have a lot many products with CBD to look forward to. Check out The Island Now for more information about CBD and delta 8 products.
The reason why kit-kat has been in such high regard in Japan is because of its name. “Kit-Kat” sounds very similar to the Japanese phrase “Kitto Katsu”, which loosely translates to Good Luck. With that in mind, Kit-Kat is a very common gift in Japanese society, it is often given as a sign of good luck. There are many flavors targeting each group of the audience and they even have numerous special edition packs and packs that are limited to certain regions.
We have gathered the most unique flavors of kit-kat that are available in Japan.
It sure must be intriguing to think of something like wasabi to be added as a flavor in chocolates. How could such a harsh and sharp flavor be subdued to be in working lines of a chocolate? As optimistic as you may be, this flavor does not bring a new taste to the drawing board. It is exactly what it sounds like, the wasabi flavor in a bar of chocolate. It’s like the batch was created by accident after someone dropped a heapful of wasabi in a batch of regular kit-kat! If you want to prank someone into having spicy chocolate, this is the most ingenious way to do so, but if you do feel like having wasabi as a chocolate, it is worth a try.
The refreshing bubbly drink that makes every sunday brunch lighten up has been promoted to be as a chocolate flavor too! Though the chocolate doesn’t have the sharp sting of the drink in question, it has a strong lemon-y taste to it. It almost feels like taking a bite into a lemon tart. The white chocolate coating lacks that spicy pepperiness which ginger ale has, the chocolate is nonetheless a good evening snack.
The rice wine that we are all acquainted with at least once, sake, is a representation of Japan. To think that they would go far enough to make sake as a chocolate flavor is a challenging thought, but to see that Japan has that is mind boggling. This features a sake powder infusion nestled between crispy vanilla wafers all inside a white chocolate cocoon. Smooth, sweet, delicious; you can taste the distinct sake flavor – and, if you eat enough of the 0.4% alcohol snacks, you might be able to feel it too.
Royal Milk Tea
With a touch of imperial flavors like palm oil and tea extract, the Royal Milk Tea is a sweet filled ride on the back of a kit-kat bar.There are sweet vanilla notes and a little roasted barley or lapsang souchong in there. The actual texture of the white confection (a mixture of milk, palm oil and sugar) is a little greasy but otherwise smooth. The flavoring of the coating is mellow and a little spicy, like a hint of chai. Inside there’s more of a darker tea. It’s quite milky, as the whole Royal Milk Tea name might imply. I’m not much for milk in my tea, so that part of the confectionery simulation is lost on me.