It has been about 3 months since my Japan trip and as you can see, only part 1 is up so far. I'm having exams in less than 3 weeks so I don't have the time to do up that photo diary.
Anyway, I uploaded the pictures of the Kit Kats I bought about 1 month ago, which meant I actually edited them at the end of Feb and I completely forgotten about them...
So since I haven't posted in a while, I shall just show you guys what I got if you haven't already watched my youtube video
Before I start, you can visit Kit Kat Japan's Website HERE
The Small boxes [the ones I got from Kyoto] contains 5 Minis while the bigger boxes contain 12 Minis. I didn't buy any Premium box as each Premium box contains 10 small boxes, each containing 3 Minis [therefore, a total of 30 Minis in 1 Premium Box], which is just way too much. From what I know, there are only 3 Premium Flavours - Sakura Maccha, Uji Maccha and Wa-Ichigo. As for the pricing, I can't be 100% sure since my memory is not the best thing about me but I vaguely recall the price of the box of 5 Minis to be around 380¥, box of 12 Minis at 840¥ and the Premium box at 1600¥.
The places I bought the Kit Kats from does not mean they are the local specialty. You can see which Kit Kat belong to which Prefecture/ area HERE
Bought From Gifu Prefecture 「岐阜県」
Chilli Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ 八幡屋礒五郎一味 」
Shinshu Apple Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ 信州りんご」
Blueberry Cheesecake Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ ブルーベリーチーズケーキ味」
Bought from Kyoto Prefecture 「京都府」
Hojicha Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ 伊藤久右衛門ほうじ茶」
Uji Maccha Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ 伊藤久右衛門抹茶」
Cinnamon Biscuit Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ 聖護院八ッ橋」
The rest are from Tokyo Station First Avenue, Shokoku Gotochi Plaza[shop name] 「東京都」
I think it's located at B2? I'm sorry but I can't remember!
Anyway, if you are looking to buy Kit Kats in Japan and you are only heading to Tokyo, you can get most of the flavours available in Japan at this shop.
The ones below are all bought from there, the ones I bought above can also be found there.
Citrus [Lemon, Orange, Lime] Golden Blend Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ 柑橘黄金ブレンド 」
Strawberry Cheesecake Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ ストロベリーチーズケーキ味」
Azuki Sandwich Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ あずきサンド味 」
Brown Sugar Syrup Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ 榮太樓黒みつ」
Rum and Raisin Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ ラムレーズン」
Sweet Potato Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ 紅いも」
Amaou Strawberry Kit Kat 「キットカット ミニ あまおう苺」
There's another Uji Maccha (as pictured below), which I did not buy because I wasn't sure if there is any difference from the Uji Maccha I bought from Kyoto itself [FYI, Kyoto is famous for Maccha] since they are basically called the exact same thing. Therefore, I decided not to waste my money and buy the Premium box and end up with 30 mini Kit Kats just because I want to satisfy the curiosity of whether there is any difference in taste.
Uji Maccha Kit Kat [from the Premium Box]
Picture from Google Image Search.
I got a box of the Wa-Ichigo and Sakura Maccha from Karmun and another box of Wa-Ichigo again recently from the very lovely person who bought Shiroi Koibito and Tokyo Banana for me when she went to Japan.
Wa-Ichigo Kit Kat 「キットカット 和苺」
Sakura Maccha Kit Kat 「キットカット 桜抹茶」
I only took 1 Wasabi Mini Kit Kat 「キットカット わさび」from Karmun cos I wasn't planning on eating it at all, just for photo purpose.
I do know there are quite a few more flavours of Kit Kats but I'm not sure if Japan still has them or that the shop ran out of stock. Some examples that I didn't get to buy and know of are Yubari Melon Kit Kat, Soy Sauce Kit Kat, Almond Tofu Kit Kat, Edamame Kit Kat, Lectier Pear Kit Kat, Tokyo Skytree Edition Orange Kit Kat. However, the first 3 are not listed on their official website so I'm not quite sure if they are still in production.
In Japan, Kit Kats are really popular. Behind each Mini Kit Kat, there is an area for you to write your message to whoever you are giving it to. This is because in Japan, Kit Kats are given to friends, especially high school students taking their examinations, as a symbol of good luck/ success because in Japanese Kit kat is called "Kitto Katto/キットカット", which sounds close to "Kitto Katsu/キット勝", meaning "Win without fail/ definitely succeed."
Trust Japan to market something like that, yes?
Alrighty, turned out to be a post longer than I expected. I was intending to finish this post in 15 minutes but then I started typing more and more -_-
I have yet to open any of my Kit Kats because I am caught in the dilemma of which to open first. So far, I've only eaten the Wa-Ichigo, which is awesome by the way, since I have 2 mini boxes. I'm looking forward to ripping the boxes soon - that is, if I can even do that.