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KitKat

The star of this blog, here are pictures of just about every Kitkat I’ve ever found, and eaten, in Japan.

I will try to list these chronologically, although I can never be sure of the exact order and dates that these were released.

2006

Hokkaido Ogura

Hokkaido Ogura

Very sweety and very tasty. I was later reminded of these with the Anko KitKats. Click here to see the Anko review.

Blueberry Fromage

Blueberry Fromage

Tasted like blueberry white chocolate, and not really like cheese at all.

Strawberry & Nuts

Strawberry & Nuts

Tasted like a strawberry KitKat with a hint of nuts in the aftertaste.

Green Tea, Kinako, and Ume

Green Tea, Kinako, and Ume

Pretty much tasted like green tea with a little peanut butter (kinako). I don’t remember tasting the ume.

2007

KitKat Jar

KitKat Jar

Some vending machines sell KitKats in glass jars.

One of many strawberry flavors

One of many strawberry flavors

Pumpkin 2007

Pumpkin 2007

Kiiiiind of tasted like pumpkins.

Banana

Banana

Tasted like chocolate and banana. Not bad.

Cookies & Milk

Cookies & Milk

Pretty much Cookies and Cream.

"Midnight Eagle"

"Midnight Eagle"

Don’t be fooled. It’s just repackaged white chocolate with packaging promoting the movie “Midnight Eagle”.

Creamy Green Tea Filling

Creamy Green Tea Filling

Slightly thicker and had more flavored cream on the inside.

Creamy Apple Filling

Creamy Apple Filling

Tasted better because of the extra creamy apple cream filling.

Kiwi

Kiwi

These were kind of sour and not all too tasty.

Yubari Melon

Yubari Melon

Tasted like a regular melon and was much cheaper than a real Yubari melon.

Vanilla Beans

Vanilla Beans

Fantastic. These are one of the best KitKats I have ever had.

Orange & Chocolat

Orange & Chocolat

Dark chocolate and orange.

Orange

Orange

Orange and milk chocolate.

Pineapple

Pineapple

Pineapple taste was subtle. Much better than, say, the kiwi one.

Lemon

Lemon

No chocolate taste. If you like lemon, you will probably like these.

Cherry Blossom Cherry

Cherry Blossom Cherry

Very sweet and similar to the Ogura/Anko ones. The cherry taste was minimal.

Strawberry Fromage

Strawberry Fromage

A “lighter” strawberry flavor than previous versions.

Brandy & Orange

Brandy & Orange

Another personal favorite. Dark chocolate, thick orange cream, and real alcohol! 1% to be exact.

Cacao 61%

Cacao 61%

Really bitter, and what you would expect of a KitKat made from such dark chocolate.

Cacao 72%

Cacao 72%

Even more bitter than the 61%. I’d say about 11% more to be exact.

Green Tea and Milk

Green Tea and Milk

White chocolate with green tea as well. A little bit sweeter than normal tea flavors.

White Peach

White Peach

Tasted like a chocolate-covered peach. Sweet, but good.

Winter Strawberry

Winter Strawberry

Very sweet and very “artificial” tasting.

Choco Banana

Choco Banana

Tasted like chocolate and that typical “artificial banana” flavor. You know the one I’m talking about.

Exotic Sakura

Exotic Sakura

One of the Tokyo-only souvenir flavors that are now discontinued. Tasted like cherry blossoms.

Exotic Tokyo

Exotic Tokyo

Like the Exotic Sakura, these have been replaced. These had an odd fruity taste that I could never put my finger on.

Exotic Hokkaido

Exotic Hokkaido

Another one of the vaguely named region-exclusive flavors that has since been replaced. These were sweeter than regular white chocolate and were really really good.

Nagano Apple

Nagano Apple

The special flavor that you can only get in Nagano. They no longer sell them in these packages.

Japanese Chestnuts

Japanese Chestnuts

These tasted exactly like those mass produced ice cream cones.

Caramel 2007

Caramel 2007

They smelled a lot like Caramel, but they didn’t really taste like caramel, unlike the U.S. versions that just put real caramel in the middle.

Caramel 2007 (Package)

Caramel 2007 (Package)

Same as the one above, but sold in individual, regular-sized bars instead.

Sweet Anko (Red Bean Paste)

Sweet Anko (Red Bean Paste)

Very sweet reminded me of cake. (Video review)

Raspberry

Raspberry

These were pretty spot on. They got the flavor right here.

Hokkaido Milk

Hokkaido Milk

White Chocolate using milk from Hokkaido, the Wisconsin of Japan. Tasted milkier than usual. Who would have guessed!?

"Bitter"

"Bitter"

The standard dark chocolate version without all of the crazy percentages.

2008


Kinako (Soy Bean Powder)

Kinako (Soy Bean Powder)

These tasted more like peanuts than anything else.

"Tochiotome" Strawberry

"Tochiotome" Strawberry

Another winter strawberry flavor that was very sweet and had a strong “artificial” flavor. There are some that tasted like real strawberries, but these were more like candy flavors.

Winter Cherry Blossom

Winter Cherry Blossom

An excuse to sell these before it was actually winter, even though there are certain cherries blossoms that actually bloom in the winter. Again, somewhat sweet, perfume-like, and tasted like a flower.

Creamy English Tea

Creamy English Tea

These creamy ones are always good. This tasted pretty much like english tea, and it was a nice break from the onslaught of green tea flavors.

Creamy "Gianduja" (Hazelnut)

Creamy "Gianduja" (Hazelnut)

These tasted like Hazelnuts, and they’re apparently based on Gianguja.

Mikan (Mandarin Orange)

Mikan (Mandarin Orange)

Call it whatever you want to, but these were just like the orange ones from 2007.

Mild Bitter

Mild Bitter

Typical dark chocolate.

Pudding

Pudding

Probably similar in taste to regular tapioca pudding. It’s no JELL-O.

Fruit Mix

Fruit Mix

Each little “BB” had a different flavor such as melon, banana, and strawberry.

Ooooh fancy!

Ooooh fancy!

More green tea.

Banana BBs

Banana BBs

More chocolate and banana here.

Mother's Day Strawberry

Mother's Day Strawberry

These came out around Mother’s Day. It’s just another typical strawberry flavor though.

French Rock Salt

French Rock Salt

Salty white chocolate. These were surprisingly good. I ate a bunch of these.

Kyoho Grape

Kyoho Grape

These were region-exclusive. These tasted more like real grapes than your typical “candy” grape. These were on the verge of tasting more like wine than grapes.

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar

These were pretty sweet and, I thought, quite accurate. Some people said that they were a bit too sweet.

Azuki Bean

Azuki Bean

As with other Azuki bean flavored ones, it was very very sweet and tasted like “cake”.

Double Berry

Double Berry

Video review here. It was hard to taste both the strawberry and cranberry in these. It’s good as a generic “berry” flavor though.

Mango

Mango

Very flavorful, and a good summer pick.

Cherry

Cherry

For once, regular cherry instead of “Cherry Blossoms”, but the both taste very similar to each other. Less “flowery” of a flavor with these though.

Olympic Gold

Olympic Gold

The only thing special about these is the box. These are just a regular Kitkat.

Triple Berry

Triple Berry

The Crunch Berries KitKat! Video review.

"Houji" Roasted Tea

"Houji" Roasted Tea

This had somewhat of a smoked/roasted flavor to it, which I suppose is exactly what they were trying to emulate.

Soy Milk Chocolate

Soy Milk Chocolate

These were a little bit sweeter than regular milk chocolate ones.

Muscat of Alexandria

Muscat of Alexandria

Even though these are supposed to be a wine grape, I still think those other grape ones tasted more like wine. Those tasted like red wine though, while these were obviously closer to a white wine.

Pumpkin 2008 and Caramel Pudding

Pumpkin 2008 and Caramel Pudding

These were the two special Halloween flavors. The pumpkin tastes more like “pumpkin pie” and I like them better than the 2007 variety. The caramel pudding smelled like caramel, but the taste only really had a slight bitterness to it that was also found in the regular pudding KitKat. Video Review.

Caramel Machiatto

Caramel Machiatto

I liked the coffee flavor that wasn’t too bitter and more or less sweet. They also released a Caramel Machiatto McFlurry at McDonalds at the same time. Video review.

"Melts in your mouth" Cocoa, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Blueberry Cheesecake

"Melts in your mouth" Cocoa, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Blueberry Cheesecake

I really liked these cocoa ones. The other two tasted just like flavored white chocolate, but it was nice to have a dedicated blueberry one for once. Video review.

"Shiruko" Red Bean Soup

"Shiruko" Red Bean Soup

These ones taste similar to the instant versions of Red Bean Soup. Still sweet, but nowhere near as sweet as previous versions. Video review.

More Kinako

More Kinako

Another Kinako flavor, another comparison to peanut butter.

Yuzu

Yuzu

More orange/citrus action. Video review.

2009

(coming soon)

31 comments

  1. I wrote a post about Japan’s Kit-Kat flavors too:

    http://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/kit-kat-japan/


  2. Kit kat!!!


    • It does sound a bit weird adding salt to chtlocaoe, but I’ve decided to trust your taste buds! I’ll grab one of these the next chance I get Maybe I’ll have a semla too


  3. Hi I went to Yorks chocolate story and the quide said that there was around 72 different flavours of kit kat and there Was one that tasted like vomit which was one that was a special edition for 2012 which was classed as the year of puke as everyone was getting the Nora virus!! :0


  4. The Fuji Apple flavor from Nagano are so amazing . I would stock up on those every time I visited Nagano. Now I live back in the states :( Time for a trip to Japan!


  5. Hi could u help me where to buy the kitkats… What site pls. So that I could buy this online coz I’m not from japan


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  7. Good Day

    I’m from Emirates. I’d like to order kit kat many flavours.

    Thanks


  8. Hi, super cool pics. Don’t suppose you kept the boxes did you?
    Cheers
    Gavin
    gavinmartin101@gmail.com


  9. I’m currently in Japan now, where can we buy kitkat in a big box? I can’t find it anywhere. Your immediate reply is highly appreciated.


  10. I’m going to Japan soon and I’ve been hearing about this flavoured kit kats. Where did you find all of the flavors? Do you think that I can get most of the flavours in the narita airport?


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  14. Ha, kitkats are my fave candy, I would move to japan just for them.
    There’s only milk, white and dark chocolate here in Canada. A special edition came out, but it was only half milk, half white. :/


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  28. These sound fantastic! I live in the states and we don’t have nearly the selection Japan does. I’d be extremely interested in trying some, thankfully there have been a number of helpful comments. Keep up the good work!



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