If you follow me on instagram, occasionally I post up photos from a kit kat exchange we have going between two of my gfs and I where we try random new japanese kit kat flavors. We take turns visiting Japan and bringing them back home to share.
We’ve been collecting them since 2012, but there are so many more to try!
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Last Updated: August 26, 2019
Your Ultimate List of Kit Kat Flavors in Japan and Beyond
Fruity Kit Kats
- Banana, Easter Break
- Blood Orange
- Blueberry / Hascapp from Hokkaido
- Citrus Golden Blend (Lemon, Sudachi, Mandarin Orange) ✓
- Chocolatory Special Strawberry Maple ✓
- Fruit Parfait
- Green Grape Muscat
- Lemon Chocolate, V-day limited edition
- Orange ✓
- Passion Fruit ✓
- Pear ✓
- Pickled Plum
- Raspberry, Adult Sweetness ✓
- Salt and Lemon, Setouchi Region
- Shinshu Apple ✓
- Strawberry ✓
- Strawberry Adult Sweetness ✓
- Strawberry, Tochigi
- Sweet Strawberry
- Tangerine (Iyokan)
- Triple Berry
- Watermelon and Salt
Chocolatey Kit Kats
- Black Chocolate
- Cacao 61%
- Cacao 72%
- Chocolatory Sublime Bitter, Milk, Ruby – the fourth type of chocolate ✓
- Dark Chocolate Adult Sweetness ✓
- White Chocolate ✓
- White Chocolate Express
Nutty Kit Kats
- Almond – Men’s Almond ✓
- Almond & Cranberry ✓
- Chestnut (Wa Guri)
- Chocolatory Pistachio & Raspberry ✓
- Sakura & Roasted Soy Bean
Tea Kit Kats
- Chocolatory Sublime Matcha ✓
- Chocolatory Special Matcha & Kinako ✓
- Hojicha Taste Roasted Tea ✓
- Iced Tea
- Matcha Almond Berry
- Matcha Green Tea ✓, Matcha Taste, The Power of Matcha, Green Tea Leaf Taste ✓, Strong Matcha Taste, Uji Matcha from Kyoto
- Royal Milk Tea
- Sakura Matcha
Boozy Kit Kats
Candy and Dessert Flavored Kit Kats
- Adzuki Red Bean Taste ✓
- Bakeable Custard ✓
- Black Sugar / Kokuto
- Blueberry Cheesecake ✓
- Brown Sugar Syrup ✓
- Bubblegum with Blue Chocolate
- Cafe Latte with Hokkaido Milk
- Caramel and Salt
- Caramel Macchiato
- Cinnamon Cookie ✓
- Cookie Dough Kit Kat
- Cookies and Chocolate
- Cookies and Cream
- Cookies Plus
- Ikinari Dango ✓
- Kobe Pudding
- Momiji Manju Taste, Hiroshima Edition ✓
- Red Bean Soup
- Sesame Seed Bun ✓
- Strawberry Cheesecake ✓
Veggie Kit Kats
- Beet from Hokkaido Prefecture
- Candied Sweet Potato (Daigakuimo)
- Edamame Soybean ✓
- Grilled Corn / Yakimorokoshi, Hokkaido Prefecture
- Mashed Edamame Beans (Zunda), Yamagata and Miyagi Prefecture
- Potato (Jyagaimo), Hokkaido Prefecture
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Purple Potato (Beni Imo), Okinawa ✓
Misc and Weirdest Flavored Kit Kats
- Apple Vinegar
- Chocolatory Special Butter
- Ginger Ale
- Hot Japanese Chili ✓
- Lemon Vinegar
- Soy Sauce, Tokyo Limited Edition
- Soybean Flour (Kinako)
- Toasted Soy
- Wasabi, Tamaruya-honten, Shizuoka-Kanto Edition ✓
Kit Kat Collections
Japanese Kit Kat Flavors Explained
There are flavors suitable for adults who have different taste buds than children and different flavors for men than women. I guess the Japanese know what they are doing. They did invent “umami,” which is now the 5th taste. Also, according to Dr. Oz – Women have more taste buds than men, which makes women more sensitive to flavors. Good to know. We tasted the adult sweetness kit kat, and we found it less sweet and more tart than the regular strawberry.
Our Favorites and Least Favorites
Shinshu Apple was collectively our least favorite. All the strawberry ones are winners and the wasabi was surprisingly subtle and enjoyable.
I’m always thankful to find these treats in the mail. I love snail mail, and it’s most likely my ultimate love language. Even though the three of us live in different cities (Sophia in Boston, Hsiao in San Francisco, and me in LA), it helps us stay connected. Whenever we are on the hunt for new flavors, we always keep the others in mind.
I know it’s probably impossible because some flavors are discontinued, but we hope to one day try every flavor we can get our hands on. :) I’m also trying to get everyone else hooked on crazy flavored Kit Kats too.
If you haven’t yet, you should give them a try. If you come across some new ones, please let me know!
Which of these Japanese kit kats have you tried? Any other flavors we’re missing?
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Oh wow, there are so many different flavors! I’ve never seen that many at my store, but then again I haven’t really looked haha. I was given grape and I think it was strawberry and those were pretty good.
There are!! :) But I found that when I was looking around while visiting Japan.. it was hard to find the diff flavors.. Maybe I was looking in the wrong places, but I finally found them at the airport! Let me know what you find! :)
I don’t think I’ve tried grape.. all I know is there are TONS of diff strawberry flavors with strawberries in diff regions of Japan.. some are for kids, some are for adults, some are for male or female.. and they actually all taste different!
When I was living in Poland, I used to eat a lot of kit kat bars. My favourite flavour was the white chocolate, but there is a great variety of them in Japan. I didn’t even know there were such flavors as almond out there. Must be yummy!
I didn’t know about them either until my friend introduced them to me! :) There are definitely some yummy ones in there… and then ones that are horribly bad. haha
I can’t believe there are so many flavors of kit-kat! this is so cool! I wonder if I’d actually like anything but the original.
you never know until u try it! :) they have white and dark chocolate in the states. have you tried those?
This is kind of the greatest thing EVER!!!!! Ah!
haha. i’m a bit obsessed! :)