Souvenirs from Japan
Let's get started on finding out about the most weird Japanese things which you can ask your Dad to bring home.
Since you mentioned weird-flavoured Kit-Kats first, let's begin with a very interesting take on bizarre Japanese candies:
If you thought the food in Japan was a bit strange, have you ever seen Japanese candy? Not everything is sweet or made of chocolate and sometimes the things made of chocolate are very surprising. Say what you will about Japanese cuisine, but they are extremely adventurous when it comes to new flavors, especially in candy. Whether you like your candy sweet, chocolaty, sour, or maybe even a bit savory there's a Japanese candy out there that you've got to try. (We'll be honest, there's plenty to avoid too).
(Source: Bizarre Japanese Candy | Kid Crave)
Here's the list of candies you can try:
In Japan, Kit-Kats are available in the following flavours (please note that these may vary from region to region):
- Standard Finger Bars:
- Green Tea (Matcha)
- Pickled Plum
- Bubblegum (made with blue chocolate)
- Lemon Vinegar
- Kit-Kat Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
- Kit-Kat Iced Tea
- Kit-Kat Wasabi
- Mango (made with yellow chocolate and available only in Kyushu and Okinawa)
- Caramel & Salt
- Kinako (Soybean flour)
- Latte with Hokkaido Milk
- Triple Berry
- Azuki (Red Bean)
- Green Grape Muscat
- Beet (only in Hokkaido prefecture)
- Hascapp (contains Hokkaido blueberry; only in Hokkaido prefecture)
- Soy Sauce (Tokyo limited edition)
- Yakimorokoshi (grilled corn; only in Hokkaido prefecture)
- Jyagaimo (potato; only in Hokkaido prefecture)
- Daigakuimo (candied sweet potato)
- Houjicha (Japanese Roasted Tea)
- Kokuto (Black sugar)
- Watermelon and Salt
- Edamame (Soybean)
- Lemon Chocolate (Valentine's limited edition)
- Apple Vinegar
- Ginger Ale
2. Large single finger Chunky bars:
- Kit Kat Big Kat
- Kit Kat Big Kat Bitter
3. Other Kit Kat forms and shapes:
- Kit Kat I-Stick (limited edition - creamy bitter chocolate sandwiched in wafers and dark chocolate coating)
- Kit Kat Stick
- Kit Kat Stick Almond
- Kit Kat Stick Half Bitter
- Kit Kat Little - newer version of Kit Kat Baby
- Watermelon Minis
- Black Sugar Minis
- Caramel Pudding minis
- And the weirdest of the lot - Kit Kat Little with Chilli Powder!
Many other flavours come out from time-to-time, so there's more.
Here's a review of the Ginger Ale flavour:
The Kit Kat was a yellowish white chocolate. It smelled exactly like soda, though I thought the scent was more citrusy than gingery. I'd say more like Sprite or Fresca than ginger ale.
The bars' outer white chocolate coating was super soft and melted in my fingers. It tasted of overly sweet white chocolate with a hint of citrus.
Most of the "ginger ale" flavor lay in the cream filling sandwiched between the crisp wafers. It tasted weirdly sour and effervescent. Every once in a while, there was a sharply piquant crystal of sour lime flavor.
I wasn't a fan of the combination of white chocolate and citrus and effervescence. The whole thing had an awful finish that I found off-putting.
Flavor-wise, I thought it merits a -. But I am glad I got to try it. It's definitely a taste experience!
(Source: Japanese Kit Kat â€“ Ginger Ale)
Read more reviews here.
Click here to read some interesting immediate responses of Japanese Kit-Kat tasters.
Kit Kat lime soda flavor (Source: Karl Baron)
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