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Special Kit Kat Taste Test

November 21, 2016

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Hello everybody!

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!

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  1. This is like my dream taste test. I love kitkats. So far the best flavors of kitkat that I’ve had are the chocolate mint flavor (brought to me as a souvenir from Japan) and the hazelnut chocolate flavor (that I was able to get in a Japanese grocery store). I haven’t seen any new flavors lately, hopefully we get some more over here soon!

    Also, I always avoided the strawberry in Neapolitan ice cream.

    3 years ago
  2. I ate the strawberry and vanilla and abandoned the chocolate!

    3 years ago
  3. I haven’t tried them because I have a gluten problem (sigh) but my sister really likes one that is I think cherry blossom and green tea. It may have just been a cherry blossom one. But she has her husband pick them up at the airport when he’s traveling through Japan. As for the neapolitan ice cream issue, my family really hated me cause I liked to mix all of the flavors together. I would scoop in such a way that I got all three flavors in one scoop. I didn’t realize until I got older (and hit by older siblings a couple of times) that other people liked to scoop each flavor separate and then mix them in the bowl. I figured if it’s going to be mixed, let’s just mix it. Ah well, different life philosophies I guess.

    3 years ago
  4. Kit Kat, Kit Kat. Love the Japanese kit kat flavours. Lately though, the Japanese store that I get them from hasn’t been selling any new flavours outside of the hazelnutty one and the matcha one…

    3 years ago
  5. The most exciting KitKat I’ve ever had was…white chocolate KitKat…oh sadness :(
    I wish I could try them, except the butter one :D

    3 years ago
  6. My roommate and I were KitKat hunting fanatics when we first came to Japan. We were also lucky because when we lived in Sapporo, there was a department store in the city that had one of those specialty KitKat Chocolatory places where you can buy fancy KitKats. I love those strawberry maple and rum raisin ones, but I’ve had two others that stood out. They were selling at the previously mentioned Chocolatory these dark chocolate passion fruit KitKats and they were phenomenal! Also, when I moved south to Okayama around late spring, I found some awesome mint chocolate KitKats at a nearby grocery store. They were selling them for a while but I don’t know if they’re still available…it’s fun to try so many interesting flavors! It’s like a treasure hunt!!

    3 years ago
  7. While watching this I had the urge to take out my own bag of kitkats and I kind of maybe consumed the entire bag… I tried the cheesecake kitkat before and it was really yummy! However, the packaging said that I had to bake it in the oven before eating it or else I would get sick. I don’t know if it is the same thing as the strawberry cheesecake but make sure to read the packaging! I don’t want you to get sick again…. stay well!

    3 years ago
    • As someone who’s eaten the Kit Kat that you’re suppose to bake raw, I will say that I haven’t gotten sick from them. My fiancĂ© will also confirm that he’s eaten them raw and hasn’t gotten sick from them either.

      Not sure if the package was just a threat, or that our stomachs are pretty strong. We found that they aren’t as sweet if you don’t bake them.

      3 years ago
  8. But what about the rest of top 3? When I watched the main video I was hoping you gonna clear that in the bloopers. But you didn’t state that either. So i read the blog post, no answer there. I really want to know :(

    Martina’s love must be really unconditional. If I was her I would not stand my husband eating all the best Kit Kats. I would be crazy mad knowing that he also eat different unique flavours without me (joking here). My boyfriend once eat whole white Resse’s all by himself (you can’t buy them in Poland, i didn’t even know there is a white version of them), so I always remind him of that, saying that’s the proof he really doesn’t love me (not joking :P).

    3 years ago
  9. Did you guys try the Fukuoka one? I never got to while I was there, but I remember the box looked super cool.

    3 years ago
  10. The sweet potato one is a purple yam :) not sure what it is called in Japan, but in the Philippines it is called ube and is mostly eaten in sweets like cakes.

    3 years ago
    • Ah. I’m not sure either. I haven’t seen it much in Japan. Then again, I haven’t had a lot of desserts from here.

      3 years ago
      • Btw hope Martina feels better soon! If you can find it, you guys should try the spicy dark chocolate kit kats! They are one of my faves :)

        3 years ago