November 21, 2016
So, funny story time. At the beginning of the year, we went to Seoul for a presentation for Nestle. We were just supposed to talk about what inspires us to create, how we create videos, and stuff like that. They asked us questions about the process and our plans for the future. I remember one of them being something like “what’s our five year goal to keep millennials engaged?” Uhh. Keep making videos? Put them on the YooChoobs. I don’t think of strategies for keeping a particular demographic. We’re just artsy fartsy people who make videos about things that inspire us.
Anyhow, after our presentation, we spoke with some of the people at Nestle, and one of them was a wonderful guy who works at Nestle Japan. He told us that he saw our Kit Kat videos, namely the Wasabi Kit Kat and the Baking Kit Kat, and he really liked them. Awesome! He was such a nice guy. We met him when we went back to Japan and spoke with him some more. This guy really knows his Kit Kats, and talked a lot about how Kit Kat is working on disaster relief in Japan, and it was really quite impressive.
Afterwards, we were randomly in the YouTube Space in Tokyo, and there was a box for us. We were both shocked, because we don’t get stuff mailed there. So we opened it up, and saw heaps and heaps of special Kit Kats. Pure fluke that we were there that day. Honestly. We redistributed the Kit Kats into our bags, because the boxes were too big to carry on the subway, and then we took them home and looked at our spoils.
And these aren’t even all of the Kit Kats we were given. If you’ve seen the bloopers below, then you’ll hear that I ate a lot of them when Martina was in Canada and I was alone that one week. IT WAS A ROUGH WEEK. They had a lot of interesting single serving sticks. A whole bunch of different kinds of green tea flavours. Lots of different fruit ones as well. I remember separating these when we first got the box a few months ago. And then I ate the separated ones when Martina was gone. And then I misplaced the bag of the ones we ate today. We just cleaned our pantry a couple of days ago, and voila! Found them. And so, with Martina not being able to go out much this week, we decided this was a fun video we could shoot instead.
Just to be clear, Kit Kat didn’t pay us for this video. They didn’t even ask us for a video. They didn’t even mention taking a picture of the Kit Kats. I think the guy that we met at Nestle is just really passionate about Kit Kats and wanted to share some with us. I just thought these were too interesting to not share. And now when we travel to different areas of Japan, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for special regional Kit Kats. Those Shikoku Kit Kats were on a whole other level. OH! I remember the guy told us that the regional Kit Kats aren’t distributed as much during the summer because they melt, and Kit Kat doesn’t want you to have a shitty melted experience. Fascinating!
Anyhow, that’s my story about these Kit Kats. If you’d like to see the extra scenes, here they are below!