Remember on April fools 2016, Kit Kat pulled a fast one on the world when they tweeted this picture. It was nearly soul crushing when we found out the Kit Kat Sushi were a hoax.
But the nestle brand is showing some extra special love this Valentine’s Day to their customers with the real thing!
Limited Edition Kit Kat Sushi
From February 2-14th, customers can get three kawaii sushi Kit Kats at the Kit Kat chocolatory shop in the trendy Ginza neighborhood if you purchase 3000 yen worth of goodies.
Of course, we had to see these marvels with our own eyes along with everyone else. When you arrive to the recently open shop, it may seem like it’s your lucky day because there’s no one around, but a few more steps to the left of the building there is a steady, and long line up forming.
The shop workers will give you a number, and then it’s patience after that. And only 500 lucky customers will get their hands on the Kit Kat sushi so it’s best to get there in the morning.
Inspired by classic sushi flavours, at a quick glance you might think they were the real thing, even the packaging is in a traditional Japanese wrapping style made of Bamboo leaf.
The first one is Maguro (tuna) using raspberry Kit Kat on puffed white chocolate rice.
The second is Uni (sea urchin) created with Hokkaido melon Kit Kat and mascarpone cheese wrapped in seaweed.
And last is Tamago (egg) made with pumpkin pudding flavored Kit Kat topped on puffed white rice.
YouTuber Chris from the Abroad in Japan channel tries them for us! Check out his review here:
Japan has had a craze for Kit Kats ever since they arrived to Japan. This is partially due to the fact that the name Kit Kat sounds a lot like “Kitto Katsu” (きっと勝つ）in Japanese which means “surely win”. Students would buy lots of Kit Kats before their exams so they could “surely win”, and the Kit Kat boom started from there. If you do find yourself at the Kit Kat Chocolatery shop, there are some must tries that are currently available to purchase to get your tastebuds excited!
Kit Kat Champagne Raspberry
Kit Kat’s uber chic flavor Champagne Raspberry is perfect for dessert after a candle lit, spaghetti dinner paired with fancy cocktails and black tie attire. Even the packaging screams class. It is adorned with illustrations of raspberry, leaves, champagne bottle of course, and a filled glass. When opening the box, you will find four neatly packaged kitkats wrapped in a similar print as the box. The Chocolate and champagne is what every adults dreams of indulging on.
Kit Kat I love Fruits set
Next we have the Chocolatery Deluxe Kit Kats I love Fruits set. This premium range can be found in the new Ginza shop. There are 10 individually wrapped single mini Kit Kat sticks. There are five flavours in total and two sticks of each; strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, Yuzu, and passion fruit. The packaging is exceptional with each stick sitting half exposed revealing the beautiful fruit print matching each flavour sitting in a luxurious white box. The is perfect for a romantic picnic date, and rather that sharing a fruit bowl you can have some chocolate instead!
But if you’re not buying to share there is the Sublime line with its individual sticks of rich chocolate. There is the dark chocolate which is 66% cacao to create a bitter exterior. And the rich classic white chocolate for those with the ultimate sweet tooth. If you’re single this year then a singlet of these goodies can leave you with some love in your mouth.
And that’s just the current flavours. You haven’t had a good chocolate bar until you try Kitkat in Japan, because they have taken it to a whole new level. There are over 300 limited-edition seasonal and regional flavors of Kitkats made in Japan. There is banana, blueberry cheesecake, cantaloupe, watermelon and sakura matcha lattes ones. And some of the more bizarre ones are Mcflurry, edamame, ginger ale, miso soup and wasabi. Insane right?
Kitkat even has a regional collection that contains flavors from different parts of Japan:
They even have a sake flavor for those who love to mix their chocolate and alcohol. If you want to know how that tastes, check out Chris Broad’s review!
If you can’t get your hands on some Kit Kat sushi this Valentine’s day, there are 100’s of more options to choose from!
On the subject of sushi, we found the cheapest sushi in Japan! Check out our review of it here!
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