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!

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Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

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:

Shinkansen Set

And here it is…

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

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.

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

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:

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

Back of the main box

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

Back of Shin-Osaka

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

Back of Tokyo

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

Back of Kyoto

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

Back of Nagoya

The Kit Kats themselves are also decorated with pictures of trains:

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)

This is the ultimate geek treat!

Kit Kat Tokaido Shinkansen Set (キットカット 東海道新幹線セット)


Kit Kat Shinkansen!

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.

Kit Kat Shinkansen

It contains regular milk chocolate Kit Kats, which come in this cute bag which features the names of various train stations (including Hamamatsu):

Kit Kat Shinkansen

The Kit Kats themselves have train pictures on, which I’m sure would be wonderful for all you train-spotters out there! 😉

Kit Kat Shinkansen

The pack also contains these cute stickers:

Kit Kat Shinkansen

Now, I’m no train-spotter or “otaku”, but isn’t this cool?? Haha! 😀