Tiny chocolate bricks made famous by the famous jingle "Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar" produced by Nestle is one of the most popular snacks in Japan. While Nestle is a company based out of Switzerland, their Japan based HQ has really taken Kit Kats to a whole different level.
Kit Kat in Japan differs from your typical Kit kats you see at your gas stations and convenience stores back home. Nestle Japan has pumped out over 200 different flavors in the span of 15 years in Japan; more than any other country. We're talking everything from traditional Japanese flavors like matcha green tea, Nasu kogen milk, and Cherry blossom to International favorites like strawberry cheese cake and chocolate banana.
Fun Kit Kat fact! Kit Kats are also popular amongst students in Japan. In Japanese, Kit Kats are pronounced "Kitto Katto" which sounds like "Kitto Katsu" which means "surely win". Because of this, students traditionally eat Kit Kats before exams for good luck.
Kit Kats, with its variation and being light weight, make the best gifts and souvenirs for foreigners visiting Japan. With so many Japan exclusive flavors, make sure to grab some next time your in Japan. Not going to Japan any time soon? Want some exclusive Kit Kats right away? Make sure to check the store for new flavors!