Japanese Kitkats [Part 2]

Welcome again dear readers to part 2 of my kit kats obsession – this post is more on flavours that I had randomly stumbled upon in convenient stores and supermarkets. When I first moved to Japan my fridge was just full of bags of kit kats but can you blame me? They were everywhere!

Many different types of pokemon exist and like pokemon we have different types of kit kats. Another type is called “Adult Sweetness” – I know, such a seedy name. These kit kats can be found in supermarkets at $3 a bag (cheap) whereas regional kit kats were about $8 a box. First up, the green tea kit kat with it’s subtle bitter green tea taste within the creamy white chocolate. From some facebook friends you can now get these in Adelaide at either Little Tokyo or the Kawaii shop although it is very pricey at $12 a pop.

Matcha Japanese Kitkat

Matcha Japanese Kitkat

Matcha Kit Kat

The dark chocolate adult sweetness kit kat just tasted like dark chocolate, nothing too special really.

Dark Chocolate Kitkat

Dark Chocolate Kit Kat

The weirdly named white chocolate kit kat was actually cookies and cream. It advertised using Hokkaido milk but it tasted pretty normal to me, again nothing too special.

White Chocolate Japanese Kitkat

White Chocolate Japanese Kitkat

White Kit Kat

The raspberry kitkat yum! The white chocolate gave it a mild milky sweetness with the sour-sweet raspberry cream layered within the crispy waffled biscuit. Delicious-ness in all it’s glory :)

Raspberry Kitkat

Raspberry Kitkat

Seasonal flavours also exist- it’s a bit like how some pokemon only come out at night but when day comes poof it’s gone. Arriving at the end of summer I was lucky enough to hunt down the vanilla icecream kit kat. Crunchy waffle cone pieces were melted into the white chocolate which was cute to see. However, in reality it tasted like powdered milk (ew).

Vanilla Icecream Kitkat

Vanilla Icecream Kitkat

Vanilla Ice Kit Kat

Happy Halloween and what better way to celebrate but with a pumpkin pudding flavoured kit kat. Pumpkin flavoured chocolate with pumpkin cream layers but sadly it had a really weird artificial taste.

Pumpkin Pudding Kit Kat

Pumpkin Pudding Kit Kat

Pumpkin Pudding Kit Kat

Even king sized kit kats came in various flavours in Japan – yes, you can possibly see it like a kit kat evolving. Salt and puff kit kat was one of the more normal sounding ones around. There were no rice bubble-like things in my kit kat (LIES) although the salted chocolate was nice. At the same time I found a crispy waffle kit kat but what does a crispy waffle flavour taste like? The kit kat itself was a normal kit kat but a tad more crunchy due to the extra waffle cone layer within.

Salt and Puff Kit Kat and Crispy Waffle Kit Kat

Salt and Puff Kit Kat and Crispy Waffle Kit Kat

Matcha crispy waffle – don’t let that packaging fool you as this was delicious. This baby was a combination of the matcha kit kat and crispy waffle kit kat – basically very crunchy giant kit kat covered in matcha chocolate with matcha cream inside. Need I say more?

Matcha Crispy Waffle Kitkat

Matcha Crispy Waffle Kit Kat

I’m not sure where this type of kit kat fits in and this is pretty much where my pokemon example dies :( It was a small baby kit kat with a labelled Uji matcha latte flavour (boy these Japanese guys love their matcha but who can blame them). More bitter than other matcha kit kats due to the dark chocolate layer below – I wasn’t the biggest fan of this as it didn’t really taste like a matcha latte to me.

 Uji matcha latte kitkat

Uji Matcha Latte Kit Kat

There you have it – the last instalment of my kit kat adventures. Hopefully in the future I can try out more weird and wonderful flavours and become the ultimate kitkat-mon :D

13 comments for “Japanese Kitkats [Part 2]

  1. SparkyTheDog
    July 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Just got some Passionfruit Kit Kats from a Japanese convenience store in Sydney CBD.

    From the same store I have also had Strawberry (really good), Raspberry (really good – tasted like Fruit Tingles), Vanilla ice cream (tasted like room-temperature ice cream), Matcha/Green tea (mild), and Dark chocolate adult sweetness. Have also seen matcha with sakura (cherry blossom).

    Still searching for the ‘Soy sauce’ and ‘Hotcakes with maple syrup & butter’ flavours.

    • I Only Eat Desserts
      July 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Oh I’m so jealous – I was just in Sydney last week! Friends have posted photos of passionfruit kitkat – it’s the summer flavour. Heaps jealous with all the kitkat flavours you’ve come across :) I think the hotcakes kitkat was a rikkuman where it came out slightly before I came to Japan. The soy sauce flavour has been discontinued from memory – it used to be the Tokyo regional special kitkat.

      • SparkyTheDog
        July 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

        Yeah, it looks as if Australia only gets the national flavours and not the regional ones. Probably too many regional flavours to make it worthwhile to import to a niche audience.

        I heard about Japanese Kit Kats from Miss Hannah Minx on youtube.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O3s8US7kbM

        Here is another one about other Japanese candy:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOz6svMXJnM
        Got Everyburger from the same Japanese store in Sydney CBD.

        Green tea and cherry blossom Kit Kat.
        You cannot get more Japanese than that, unless it is Hello Kitty.
        http://ext.pimg.tw/wilsonhsu/normal_113516764059.jpg
        http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4053/4502554052_d7f86b6a43_z.jpg

        Or a kimono.
        http://24.media.tumblr.com/cf5630660a0301c6c37a78dfb2f80bde/tumblr_miqic9HVQo1qh09kzo1_1280.jpg

        • I Only Eat Desserts
          July 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

          oh I saw everyburger in Japan but never really knew what it was haha. sounds delicious though! If you have a chance try matcha meltykiss – smooth matcha chocolate. Also haichu – I got so addicted to these guys, had to send a care package with them in it to myself before I left.

          ahhh thats super cute with the hello kitty and geisha/maiko!

          where is this store in Sydney CBD? Next time I come back I’ll make sure to hunt it down for some kitkats :P

          • SparkyTheDog
            July 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

            My first choice to get Japanese Kit Kat in Sydney CBD is:
            ‘Japanese Asian Grocery 8’ (aka ‘Konbini 8’) in the Pittsway Arcade, 303 Pitt St, Sydney (near Park St intersection). Ground floor, at the back of the arcade.

            I also saw some at an Asian variety store that has a ‘Daiso’ 100-yen store within it. Pavilion/HSBC building, 580 George St, Sydney (corner of Bathurst St). Street level is a food court. Go down the escalators and turn left. On the right side of the shop – at the back – are the candy/snack shelves.

            There is also ‘Maruyu’ at 283-285 Clarence St, Sydney (near Druitt St intersection). Downstairs is groceries – upstairs is a 100-yen store.

            Months ago I saw some in the ‘Miracle’ Asian supermarket in World Square.

            You might also want to try a couple of places in Market City in Haymarket/Chinatown. They are both on the first floor. The IGA supermarket also has Asian stuff. The other is an imported candy store.

            I had not seen any Kit Kat of any flavour for a month or so (except for the little boxes of matcha & sakura). Only last week did I see Passionfruit and Matcha flavours in multiple stores. I guess the importer received stock recently.

            Does anyone know of any other stores in Sydney?

          • I Only Eat Desserts
            July 22, 2013 at 9:08 am

            Cheers for all the detail – I need to make sure I hunt these guys down next time I’m in Sydney :P Enjoy the passionfruit flavour – it sounds delicious!

    • Joy
      September 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Oooooh!! May I know where this store is? The name and street? I am looking for matcha flavoured kit kat for a long time now :(

  2. May 22, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Pumpkin pudding takes my fancy!

    Have you tried the new “Bake-able” Kit Kats? I hope to get some when I’m in Japan next (Jan 2015)

    Love your work :-)

    • May 26, 2014 at 11:56 am

      No I haven’t but I’ve been dying to try this genius since it’s come out! Will need to plot to find a friend whose travelling to Japan to bring me back some :P

  3. Linda
    January 3, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Tried the new ‘bakeable’ kit-kats earlier last year (2014), thanks to a friend visiting Japan, they were really interesting as you put then into the oven for a couple of minutes until they turn a light golden colour (- kind of like toasting marshmallows), be careful when you eat it as it does get hot! You get a slightly crispy outer layer and the lovely runny melted white chocolate and biscuit inside. I HAD to eat 3 at a time as it was a bit of a hassle to use the oven each time I wanted to have a kit-kat! (lucky they were mini kit-kats!)

    • January 4, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Ooo thank you for the tips!! I actually just found these yesterday and ate like half the packet. So fun to bake and surprised they taste so good – sometimes you get a bit of hit and miss with Japanese kit kats :D

  4. Unicorn
    May 13, 2015 at 10:38 am

    where can I find these kit kats in Adelaide????????????

    • May 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      you can try the Kawaii store in chinatown – they usually have the green tea ones in stock and sometimes you stumble across other flavours :)

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