Kit Kat

October 27, 2016

Green Tea Kit Kats: Give ’em a Break from Boring Halloween Candy

by Umami Mart Staff

Halloween is Monday! If you’re looking to stock your candy bowl with something more interesting than Hershey’s, Reese’s, and Tootsie Rolls, get a bag (or two) of Japanese Green Tea Kit Kats. Made with matcha from Uji Prefecture, these Kit Kats are a part of Nestle Japan’s otona no amasa (adult sweetness) line. But you don’t have to […]

April 2, 2014

Japan’s Kit Kat Kraze

by Kayoko Akabori

When something takes off in Japan, it gets huge. For a hot minute. People have no qualms with waiting in a long line for hours, out in the butt-ass cold, to get their hands on the newest HOT food trend from abroad that they saw on the morning news. Whether it’s bamkuchen, Krispy Kreme donuts, […]

June 20, 2013

Conbini Cabaret: Gentei Candy, LTD

by UM Guest

A few weeks ago, one of my professors went off on a tangent while lecturing: “I was looking through a text book which read, ‘Japanese are nature-loving people.’ As if other people don’t love nature! I don’t know where you’re from, but many places also have seasonal changes! If you were from Boston, it’s not […]

October 23, 2009

Tokyo JUNKtion: Caramel Pudding Kit Kat

by Yoko Kumano

After trying two Kit Kat flavors available in Japan with gag-inducing colors: light aqua for the Ramune Kit Kat and salmony orange for the Mango Pudding Kit Kat, I was seriously relieved to see that the Caramel Pudding Kit Kat was poo-colored just like the OG chocolate Kit Kat. As I busted open the package, […]

August 5, 2009

Tokyo JUNKtion: Mango Pudding Kit Kat

by Yoko Kumano

I was a little skeptical about this week’s Kit Kat flavor “Mango Pudding” because of its shocking orange color. I am usually not a fan of chocolate doesn’t taste like chocolate, but the Mango Pudding coating was actually quite enjoyable. Imagine having mango pudding with a wafer served on the side and you get the […]

July 7, 2009

Tokyo JUNKtion: Ramune Kit Kat

by Yoko Kumano

Ramune is a traditional Japanese carbonated drink that is in a distinctly shaped bottle with a marble in it. The taste is a pretty generic lemon-lime soda flavor, but it’s something about the glass bottle that makes it taste extra cold and special. Ramune is commonly sold at matsuri (Japanese festivals) where you will see […]

June 21, 2009

Tokyo JUNKtion: Kinako Kit Kat

by Yoko Kumano

Kit Kats are wildly popular in Japan. Part of it has to do with the fact that when said in Japanese, Kit Kat sounds like “Kitto katsu,” which in Japanese means “You will (probably) win.” Therefore, it’s common practice for family and friends to buy their loved ones Kit Kats before a big game or […]