Kit Kats are especially popular in Japan because the name 'Kit Kat' pronounced in Japanese sounds like 'Kitto Katsu', which roughly translates to 'certain win'. In this sense, Kit Kats have become an unusual good luck charm in Japan, particularly among students sitting exams who need a little bit of the old Nestle sweetness to help them towards a 'certain win'.
|Green tea and vanilla|
|'Adult Sweetness' Raspberry|
On our trip to Miyajima, we had been disappointed because the famous floating torii had been under construction. The disappointment was quickly replaced by delight upon discovering a pack of Hiroshima Golden Citrus Kit Kats.
On the first day of summer, a reluctant visit to 7-Eleven to pay the bills resulted in the triumphant discovery of a new vanilla ice cream flavoured Kit Kat. I bought three packs, then had to get extra money out to pay the bills.
|Yatsuhashi cinnamon and Houjicha roasted tea|
|Golden Citrus Blend|
|Vanilla ice cream|
|Rilakkuma hot cake|
|Part of the final collection|
|Sakura green tea and 'peace' strawberry, packed into hand luggage|
|Blueberry cheesecake... also packed into hand luggage|