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!
Another fabulously designed Kit Kat set from Japan – the Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット). You might remember a couple of years ago when I bought a Kit Kat Shinkansen (bullet train), which was absolutely incredible. This set is not quite as cool, but still remarkably detailed and absolutely geeky!
Here’s the ad from the Japanese Kit Kat website:
And here it is…
The set contains four boxes, each one containing three mini two-finger milk chocolate Kit Kats. Unlike many other Japanese Kit Kats, there’s nothing unusual about the flavours – this set is all about the packaging. The boxes are designed with Shinkansen station signs: Shin-Osaka, Tokyo, Kyoto and Nagoya. These stations are all from the Tokaido Shinkansen line.
This set is perfect for train lovers, with information on the back of the main box, as well as the smaller boxes, about Japanese trains:
The Kit Kats themselves are also decorated with pictures of trains:
This is the ultimate geek treat!
I don’t usually double post my blogs, but I thought this particular Japanese Kit Kat design might be of interest not only to Kit Kat fans, but also general Japan fans. That’s why you can find this post here, on Kit Kats!, and also over on my Japan blog, Haikugirl’s Japan.
I found this Kit Kat Shinkansen (bullet train) in the Bell Mart convenience store in Hamamatsu Station.
It contains regular milk chocolate Kit Kats, which come in this cute bag which features the names of various train stations (including Hamamatsu):
The Kit Kats themselves have train pictures on, which I’m sure would be wonderful for all you train-spotters out there! 😉
The pack also contains these cute stickers:
Now, I’m no train-spotter or “otaku”, but isn’t this cool?? Haha! 😀