Friday, 12 December 2014

The Regional And Seasonal Specialty Kit-Kat In Japan

SK had covered and blogged about the special kit-kats in Japan beforehand.

I'm posting mine as my own observation of my own experience finding them.

The Kit-Kats, with special ones from each different regions is I guess, boosted by Japanese culture of gift giving. If you visit different towns or cities, you'd notice that the area will have special regional omiyage that you can buy for family/relatives/friends/co-workers after your trip, be it a holiday or a working trip. They are offered seasonally too. 

I read somewhere that Kit-Kat is especially successful because of the similarity between the brand name with "kitto katsu" or "you'll surely win". Now that's a nice gift with equally desirable meaning to pass around, right?

We didn't really go all out finding the special Kit-Kat or went on a Kit-Kat boutique expedition which is in Ikebukuro as we only traveled to a few towns during our last vacation.

But here are some that we saw and/or bought :
 Sakura Green Tea Kit-Kat.
 Mount Fuji Kit-Kat from where else? Fujisan of course! ^^
  Shishu Apple and Wasabi Kit-Kat.
 New Year Kit-Kat from Japan Post. 
 D51498 Steam Locomotive Kit-Kat.
 Azuki/Red Bean Sandwich Kit-Kat.
We bought a few of those limited editions but we "borong"ed the rather generic Green Tea and the Black (Otona no amasa) Kit-Kat.
We didn't limit our chocolates hunting to only Kit-Kats, I have you know. ^^
Anyway, if you're looking for a bargain in Tokyo, do head to Takeya near Okachimachi station for some bargain chocolates and snacks perfect to be bought in bulk for all your extended family and friends. If you buy enough, you can get a tax refund from this shop! People do buy by the basket load here.

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    1. Japan Post's lunar new year kit kat?

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  2. So many types of kit kat there including mount fuji ..haha. .. I'm sure you guys will be nibbling on the green tea now.

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    1. Keep first until no more sayang to eat. Lol

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  3. Did not know Kit-Kat is so well known in Japan. Thanks for sharing, Lina.

    http://kuchingnite.blogspot.com

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  4. So many Kit Kat variety! To be savoured bit by bit, eh?

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  5. I must have mistaken then, I always thought it was because it sounded like Kitty Katto -> Kitty Cat -> Hello Kitty XD

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    1. But Hello Kitty is already altogether a different craze. ;)

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  6. I have not seen the New Year Kit-Kat or the D51498 Steam Locomotive Kit-Kat before. The one on Steam Locomotive looks especially awesome. Is that dark choc?
    I tried the sakura green tea kit kat and mount fuji kit kat on my last trip!

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    1. The D51498 uses the Otona no amasa variety. ;)

      The New Year Kit-Kat is only sold at post offices. We went to both the Central post office and Shinjuku branch to buy some commemorative stamps and ended up hoarding a number of the kit-kat too. LOL

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  7. yierrr I very jeles lah.. you were able to find so many regional and seasonal KitKat!!!

    me never see all those except the rather common sakura, green tea and dark chocolate..

    hukhukhuk ^^

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    1. That one you got also already special lah ;)

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  8. okacimachi!! yes, lots of things to see and buy there..

    hmm, now I can't remember whether I bought those "ingredients" for me Sunakku Bento from okacimachi or ameyayokocho.. =.=

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    1. either one only lah, i am not that kind to my friends~~ :D

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  9. I just bought our version of KitKat (because of the free retro design tin lah, muahaha) from AEON just now.. and OMG, it's so so over-sweet!!! =_="

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  10. There's just too many types of Kit Kat there! I still remember SK's post vividly~

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    1. Just think of the possibilities. Different regions, different seasons, different kit kat.

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