Japan has a lot of quirky Kit Kat flavors. (Photo: Charina Duenas/Flickr)
By Nikkitha Bakshani
There are dozens and dozens of Kit Kat flavors we’ve never heard of, and most of them are from Japan. Examples include kiwi, ginger ale, blueberry cheesecake, caramel macchiato, and other flavors that might make you salivate or cringe. So popular are Kit Kats in Japan that there are Kit Kat sandwiches and Kit Kat pizza.
While there are many Japanese Kit Kat concoctions that we are perfectly fine without, there are a few that might be nice to have at the candy counter.
So come on, gimme a break! After all, Kit Kat is a healthier option than most candy bars.
Bitter Almond Kit Kat
Bitter Almond KitKat is not lethal. (Photo: David Pursehouse/Flickr)
Bitter Almond Kit Kats could be considered the Kit Kat version of the potentially lethal pufferfish sushi, because like the pufferfish, bitter almond, in its raw state, is toxic; 50 unprocessed bitter almonds could kill a person. However, the process of extraction kills the hydrogen cyanide (you read that right) in the bitter almonds, so it is often used as a spice or flavoring in Europe — it’s in marzipan, for instance — though it is illegal in the United States. Hey, live a little.
Biscuit Kit Kat
Dip some Kit Kat in your tea? (Photo: David Pursehouse/Flickr)
Notice how, in the right hand corner of this picture, the butter cookie is inside the Kit Kat, and isn’t just a flavor? This might be the combination of a Kit Kat and a Leibniz biscuit, which sounds pretty divine to me.
Raspberry and Passion Fruit Kit Kat
The added fruitiness might just be delicious. (Photo: Fried Toast/Flickr)
We don’t think of raspberry and chocolate as a particularly unusual flavor combination in America, so it might be interesting and potentially delicious to have passion fruit in the mix, too.
Royal Milk Tea Kit Kat
Royal Milk Tea Kit Kat could be a hit in the UK too. (Photo: Madeleine/Flickr)
If you eat this alongside the butter cookie Kit Kat, it’s sort of like having afternoon tea on the go.
Kit Kat with a kick. Kick Kat? (Photo: Karl Baron/Flickr)
This is basically Mexican hot chocolate in Kat Kat form. What’s not to love?
Green Tea Kit Kat
We won’t say no to a green tea Kit Kat. (Photo: Guian Bolisay/Flickr)
Green tea Kit Kats are the gateway to the crazy world of Japanese Kit Kats. You can easily find them in most Japanese supermarkets in the United States. But why not have them at Safeway as well?
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