Unique Japanese Kit Kat Flavors

Updated on August 14, 2016

Here in the United States, you've probably only heard of one Kit Kat flavor: the typical saccharine sweet milk chocolate surrounding a crunchy wafer.

However, in Japan, the spectrum of Kit Kat flavors doesn't just stop at simple chocolate; there is an entire rainbow of unique and interesting varieties to try. In fact, there are hundreds of flavors to choose from!

I've picked just a few of the many Kit Kat flavors Japan has to showcase here.

Matcha Kit Kats

Mmm... matcha green tea Kit Kats
Mmm... matcha green tea Kit Kats | Source
Matcha green tea powder
Matcha green tea powder | Source


Matcha green tea (aka powdered green tea) is incredibly popular in Japan, so it makes sense to create a Kit Kat flavor celebrating matcha!

I've tried these before, and they are delicious. Beware though, I'm a matcha fanatic so my views are probably a little skewed. If you're not a matcha fan, this might taste like grass to you.

Wasabi Kit Kats

Wasabi Kit Kats are ... interesting
Wasabi Kit Kats are ... interesting | Source
Real wasabi
Real wasabi | Source


Yes, wasabi flavored Kit Kats exist, and they are out to get you.

Wasabi tastes almost like horseradish, and is pretty spicy, causing a burning sensation in your mouth and throat.

I'm not sure how that flavor would translate to a sweet Kit Kat, but they're worth a try!

Azuki Bean Sandwich Kit Kats

Delicious azuki bean sandwich Kit Kat!
Delicious azuki bean sandwich Kit Kat! | Source
Raw azuki beans
Raw azuki beans | Source

Azuki (Red) Bean

Azuki beans, or commonly known as red beans, are used frequently in Asian desserts like mochi, pattbingsu, and in baked goods as a filling.

It's an obvious choice to make an azuki bean Kit Kat flavor, given the bean's popularity in Japan.

Personally, I'm not a fan of red beans but getting to try such an interesting Kit Kat would be fun!

Purple Sweet Potato Kit Kats

Gorgeous color of the purple sweet potato Kit Kats
Gorgeous color of the purple sweet potato Kit Kats | Source
All the different colors of sweet potato!
All the different colors of sweet potato! | Source

Purple Sweet Potato

I love sweet potatoes, and I love Kit Kats! Combining the two must be a match made in heaven!

If you're confused about the potato's purple color, remember that sweet potatoes come in three colors: purple, orange, and white.

Even though their colors are different, the taste is pretty similar.

These Kit Kats are definitely worth a try, and the purple color is beautiful!

Cherry Blossom Kit Kats

Cherry blossom Kit Kats are so cute!
Cherry blossom Kit Kats are so cute! | Source
Real cherry blossoms!
Real cherry blossoms! | Source

Cherry Blossom

Cherry blossoms are beautiful. It's plain to see. Their signature pink color and distinctive shape are treasured all over the world.

However, Japan has taken cherry blossoms to a whole new level by making a Kit Kat flavor out of them! Now, I'm not sure how the candies would taste, since I've never eaten a cherry blossom before.

The Kit Kats are gorgeous though, and the packaging is adorable!

Try a Variety Pack

Buying a variety pack of different Japanese Kit Kat flavors is a great way to try many different flavors without committing to a large pack of a single flavor.

This set sold on Amazon contains a total of 17 minature bars and one mini Kit Kat pack, all in different flavors!


Which one of these Kit Kats sounds the tastiest?

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      • Ashley Huang profile image

        Ashley Huang 20 months ago from San Diego

        Thanks Kyriaki Chatzi!

      • Kyriaki Chatzi profile image

        Kyriaki Chatzi 20 months ago

        Great piece, Ashley! Welcome to Hubpages!