I love it when Japan gets all creative with packaging, and this shinkansen (bullet train) Kit Kat box is among the best I’ve seen. Had it been just one shinkansen it would have been cool…
But inside it I found another and another! The yellow one is the famous ‘Doctor Yellow‘ (ドクターイエロー) test train.
The Kit Kats inside were very tasty ‘mikan’ (みかん) orange flavour and the individual packets had different types of bullet trains on them.
From what I could gather you were supposed to fit the three trains together to make one long train… so I did!
Hours of fun and tasty Kit Kats!
I’ve visited the Kit Kat Chocolatory in Ikebukuro in Tokyo, but unfortunately have not yet visited the Chocolatory in Nagoya (or the brand new one in Kyoto). There are now four Chocolatory stores in Japan, including a second one in Tokyo located in the Daimaru department story in Chiyoda-ku. Luckily I have friends and colleagues in Nagoya, and between them they have managed to furnish me with an array of goodies from the Nagoya Chocolatory…
These ginger ones are utterly divine…
Better than any box of chocolates, for Christmas I got this…
Then, the other day at work, my colleague who had spent time in Nagoya recently suddenly produced this incredible treat to cheer me up!
I especially love dark chocolate, so of all of these the Ginger and the Sublime Raspberry are my favourites. Yum. :D
‘Otoshidama’ (お年玉) is a an envelope containing money given to children by their elders at New year in Japan. This year Kit Kat has made an Otoshidama Kit Kat:
The box has an envelope on the back of it for the money.
As it is the year of the sheep, the Kit Kats and box are decorated with cute sheep!
The gold Kit Kat says it is a rare golden package (I’m sure there’s one in every box!) and that perhaps this year something good will happen! (レアなゴールデンパッケージ 今年いいことあるかも？！).
I’ve posted this one before, but this version has a different packet design. Kinako (soy bean powder) is one of my favourite Kit Kat flavours!
We don’t have many exciting Kit Kat flavours in the UK (especially compared to Japan) but I was excited to find these new ‘Toffee Treat’ Kit Kats back in December. Here’s a multi-pack containing eight two-finger bars:
They’re really nice, and not too sweet. :)
I’ve posted ‘Adult Sweetness Matcha’ Kit Kats from Japan before, but this one I received from a colleague visiting from Japan has a different packet.
This packet is advertising ネスレシアター (Nestle Theater) which, from what I can gather, is some kind of website containing short films made by Nestle: Nestle Theater.
Here’s a trailer for the one I thought looked most interesting:
It’s about a Japanese band called DISH// and it’s pretty good actually. Chapters one and two are available here, and chapters three and four will be out next week. The videos have English subtitles, so even if you don’t speak Japanese you can still enjoy them (they feature some Mandarin too). Look out for the Kit Kat’s guest appearance!
Every Halloween Japan has Pumpkin Pudding Kit Kats. Last year’s looked like this: