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5 Unique Japanese Kit Kat Flavors (From Matcha to Red Bean)

I'm a huge fan of Japanese Kit Kats. They have so many different flavors to try!

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.

Mmm... matcha green tea Kit Kats

Mmm... matcha green tea Kit Kats

Matcha green tea powder

Matcha green tea powder

Matcha Kit Kats

Matcha green tea (a.k.a. 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 are . . . interesting.

Wasabi Kit Kats are . . . interesting.

Real wasabi is hard to come by in the US.

Real wasabi is hard to come by in the US.

Wasabi Kit Kats

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

Wasabi tastes almost like horseradish (which is what most "wasabi" in the United States is made out of), 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!

Delicious azuki bean sandwich Kit Kat!

Delicious azuki bean sandwich Kit Kat!

Raw azuki beans

Raw azuki beans

Azuki (Red) Bean Kit Kats

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!

Gorgeous color of the purple sweet potato Kit Kats

Gorgeous color of the purple sweet potato Kit Kats

All the different colors of sweet potato!

All the different colors of sweet potato!

Purple Sweet Potato Kit Kats

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 are so cute!

Cherry blossom Kit Kats are so cute!

Real cherry blossoms!

Real cherry blossoms!

Cherry Blossom Kit Kats

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!

© 2016 Ashley Huang

Comment!

Jaden Holley on November 08, 2019:

mmm cherry blossom kit kat i have actually eaten cherry blossoms and they taste like cherry fruits

Ashley Huang (author) from San Diego on August 10, 2016:

Thanks Kyriaki Chatzi!

Kyriaki Chatzi on August 10, 2016:

Great piece, Ashley! Welcome to Hubpages!