Happy New Year 2012! 明けましておめでとうございます!
Wow...it has been a lonnnnnnng time since I posted on the blog. No excuses. I was just busy and lazy.
Anyways, let's jump back into everything and anything Japan, shall we?
KitKat has always been one of my favourite chocolate bars (although I hated chocolate in general when I was a kid), but the Japanese have made the brand a little bit more exciting with a multitude of different flavours that come out on a seasonal basis.
KitKat (or pronounced Kitto Katto in Japan) is very close to the phrase "kitto katsu" (きっとかつ), which translates to "certain victory". For this reason, the makers of KitKat have marketed its chocolate with that slogan. Also, KitKat is usually given to students before important tests and exams as a symbol for wishing them GOOD LUCK!
Here are a few of the KitKat boxes I have collected so far this year. Unfortunately (and not surprisingly) I have eaten most of them so the actual chocolate bar (usually a different shade than brown) won't be seen. I'll add some more pictures as I accumulate more of these tasty treats. (UPDATED: February 20, 2012)
|Cherry Blossoms and Green Tea|
|Annin Dofu (杏仁豆腐) - "Almond Tofu"|
|Kuromitsu (黒蜜) A Japanese sugary syrup - "Black Honey"|
Yatsuhashi (八ツ橋 or 八橋) A Japanese confectionery made of flour, sugar, and cinnamon famous in Kyoto. (Thanks to Nicolas for the information)
Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) A roasted Japanese green tea famous in Kyoto.
|Edamame - Soybean|
|Orange (or Tokyo SkyTree flavour)|