All right who here loves KitKats? I mean they’re some of the best candy out there. You get delicious Nestle milk chocolate covering a wafer. Yum! You can also get it in dark chocolate, white chocolate, and during certain holidays they can be in different colors. Not to mention the catchy jingle that plays during commercials that most of us love. But as much as we love KitKats here, Japan loves them even more! In Japan, KitKat translates to Kitto Katto which sounds like the Japanese term Kitto Katsu; which means you will surely win. KitKat bars are given as good luck charms to students before taking their entrance exams. 1 in 3 students gets a bar before test taking and 1 in 5 students bring one to the real exam for good luck.
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The company also got behind this campaign and created the KitKat mail by teaming up with the postal service. This will allow family, friends, and neighbors to mail these good luck charms to each other. You know what else makes Japanese KitKats awesome? The fact that they have over 300 unique flavors mostly sold in Japan. Some of these flavors include green tea, matcha, wasabi, sweet potato, and sake. Yes, even sake, Japanese rice wine, is a KitKat flavor. These are all created by pastry chefs and certain flavors are only sold in certain regions. Because of this many tourist travel around Japan trying to collect all the flavors. About 5 million KitKats are eaten a day in Japan. If you want to try some of these flavors but can’t travel to Japan, no worries. Just head to your local Asian Market and see if they have some there. You can even try ordering the flavors from online. Hope you guys enjoyed this blog post and I’ll catch you tonight!