Japan is a country known for a lot of things, but in recent years, they've become renowned for their love of sweets. Often, companies will release products exclusively in Japan because they know that the Japanese market is usually a bit more accepting of "non-traditional" recipes — so to speak.
One brand that stands above the rest in their pursuit of non-traditional sweets is Kit Kat. They've dominated the weird Japanese candy market for a while now, and for good reason. Their latest flavor though may have gone a bit too far.
Just today, Nestle announced new cough drop-flavored Kit Kats.
Apparently, each bar is made up of about 2.1% throat lozenge powder giving it a “fresh and invigorating taste.”
I have no explanation for the man on the package.
People are really excited about the cough drop-flavored Kit Kats for some reason.
It sounds really gross, but if it’s only 2.1% cough drop then it probably just tastes like white chocolate.
So… still gross!
Not all of the "weird" flavors sound bad though.
These citrus flavor Kit Kats don’t sound terrible, though I’m not the biggest fan of orange and lemon.
These Oreo ice cream Kit Kats sound amazing.
I think some of these would do well in the States. Maybe not the cough drop one, but this sounds good.
But for every "normal" flavor, there is another bizarre one.
Sake flavored Kit Kats is pushing the envelope. I would think people would rather that their sake taste like Kit Kats though — not the other way around.
It gets even weirder…