Shinkansen みかん (mikan) Kit Kats Feat. Dr Yellow (Japan)

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…

Shinkansen みかん (mikan) Kit Kats Feat. Dr Yellow (Japan)

Shinkansen みかん (mikan) Kit Kats Feat. Dr Yellow (Japan)

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.

Shinkansen みかん (mikan) Kit Kats Feat. Dr Yellow (Japan)

Shinkansen みかん (mikan) Kit Kats Feat. Dr Yellow (Japan)

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.

Shinkansen みかん (mikan) Kit Kats Feat. Dr Yellow (Japan)

Shinkansen みかん (mikan) Kit Kats Feat. Dr Yellow (Japan)

From what I could gather you were supposed to fit the three trains together to make one long train… so I did!

Shinkansen みかん (mikan) Kit Kats Feat. Dr Yellow (Japan)

Hours of fun and tasty Kit Kats!


Kit Kats from the Chocolatory in Nagoya (Japan)

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…

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Green Tea & Kinako (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル 抹茶&きなこ) (Nagoya, Japan)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Green Tea & Kinako (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル 抹茶&きなこ)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Green Tea & Kinako (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル 抹茶&きなこ) (Nagoya, Japan)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Green Tea & Kinako (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル 抹茶&きなこ)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Green Tea & Kinako (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル 抹茶&きなこ) (Nagoya, Japan)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Green Tea & Kinako (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル 抹茶&きなこ)

These ginger ones are utterly divine…

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Ginger (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル ジンジャー) (Nagoya, Japan)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Ginger (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル ジンジャー)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Ginger (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル ジンジャー) (Nagoya, Japan)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Ginger (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル ジンジャー)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Ginger (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル ジンジャー) (Nagoya, Japan)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Ginger (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル ジンジャー)

Better than any box of chocolates, for Christmas I got this…

Nagoya Chocolatory Special Kit Kat Collection (Japan)

Nagoya Chocolatory Special Kit Kat Collection

Nagoya Chocolatory Special Kit Kat Collection (Japan)

Nagoya Chocolatory Special Kit Kat Collection (Japan)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Ginger (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル ジンジャー) , Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Cream Cheese (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル クリームチーズ), Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Green Tea & Kinako (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル 抹茶&きなこ) & Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Strawberry Maple (キットカット ショコラトリー スペシャル ストロベリーメープル

Nagoya Chocolatory Special Kit Kat Collection (Japan)

Nagoya style…

Then, the other day at work, my colleague who had spent time in Nagoya recently suddenly produced this incredible treat to cheer me up!

キットカット サブリム ラズベリー (Kit Kat Sublime Raspberry) - Kit Kat Chocolatory Nagoya (Japan)

キットカット サブリム ラズベリー (Kit Kat Sublime Raspberry)

キットカット サブリム ラズベリー (Kit Kat Sublime Raspberry) - Kit Kat Chocolatory Nagoya (Japan)

I especially love dark chocolate, so of all of these the Ginger and the Sublime Raspberry are my favourites. Yum. :D


お年玉キットカット2015年 (Otoshidama Kit Kat 2015) (Japan)

‘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:

New Year 2015 Otoshidama Kit Kat (Japan)

The box has an envelope on the back of it for the money.

New Year 2015 Otoshidama Kit Kat (Japan)

As it is the year of the sheep, the Kit Kats and box are decorated with cute sheep!

New Year 2015 Otoshidama Kit Kat (Japan)

New Year 2015 Otoshidama Kit Kat (Japan)

New Year 2015 Otoshidama Kit Kat (Japan)

New Year 2015 Otoshidama Kit Kat (Japan)

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?!).

New Year 2015 Otoshidama Kit Kat (Japan)


きなこ (Kinako) Bigリトル (Big Little) Kit Kats (Japan)

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!

きなこ (Kinako) Bigリトル (Big Little) Kit Kats (Japan)


Toffee Treat Kit Kat (UK)

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:

Toffee Treat Kit Kat (UK)

Toffee Treat Kit Kat (UK)

They’re really nice, and not too sweet. :)


オトナの甘さ 抹茶 (Adult Sweetness Matcha) Kit Kat (Japan)

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.

オトナの甘さ 抹茶 (Adult Sweetness Matcha) Kit Kat (Japan)

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.

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!


パンプキンプリン (Pumpkin Pudding) Kit Kat

Every Halloween Japan has Pumpkin Pudding Kit Kats. Last year’s looked like this:

Pumpkin Pudding (プンプキンプリン) Kit Kat


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