A taste of sweetness: which KitKat to buy for friends or family

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KitKat is a world-famous chocolate bar originally from the United Kingdom, but it is in Japan where the flavors have numbered to over two hundred, including regional and seasonal varieties.

This sheer number sure says a lot about the country’s obsession with the wafer-crisp chocolate.

As with anything from Japan, KitKat snacks come in visually appealing packaging. You know you just have to get a box of this yummy goodness for your friends, coworkers, or loved ones.

However, with a sea of KitKat flavors out there, which one will appeal to the recipient’s taste?

Buying KitKat for Everyone

Japanese KitKat has understandably taken the spotlight because they have been notoriously fun and quirky with all the varieties that range from exotic to classic.

Of course, KitKat from all other parts of the world also bring forward their take on the beloved snack.

Being chocolate, KitKat always has a place in any gift-giving occasion, like Valentine’s and trips from overseas. Thanks to Japanese candy box subscriptions, it’s convenient and easy to shop for your favorite flavors, especially those hard-to-find ones, with just a few clicks.

Not only that, you can buy other rare snacks in one crate. Here’s an ultimate guide on their candies if you’re curious.

And if you are thinking of surprising your folks with chocolates they haven’t tried, now’s the best time to look into this list of KitKat flavors, which you can match with everyone’s personalities.

A Taste of Green Tea – For the friend who likes iced green-tea latte

Matcha has emerged as one of the most popular variants of KitKat from Japan. It’s so popular that Nestlé is bringing this green-tea flavor to Europe, according to Forbes.

And that’s not all. The matcha flavor has its spectrum of variants that appeal to varying levels of taste or sweetness.

About ten Kitkat matcha varieties have been made, with Uji Matcha as the first-ever produced (made from Uji green tea). KitKat matcha, or other flavors for that matter, has variations made especially for adults (Otona no Amasa).

Omiyage, Anyone? – For the Japanophile member of the family

Let your sibling taste local Japanese delicacies. KitKat takes on the sweet-potato flavor from Okinawa, the famed wasabi from Shizuoka and Kanto, and the Kobe pudding that is a must-buy dessert in the region.

Your sister or brother can munch happily on all-Japan food souvenirs featuring strawberry cheesecake in Mt. Fuji–shaped package and finish it off with Japanese sake–flavored KitKat, of course…
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