Somebody alert Paula Deen. Kit Kats are getting a new butter flavor.
A new Kit Kat Chocolatory is opening on the Japanese island of Hakkaido. Yes, there are stores in Japan that only sell Kit Kat bars. What a wonderful place Japan must be. In honor of the grand opening of this location, it will be selling new butter-flavored Kit Kat bars.
OK... Yeah, it's totally cool that these Kit Kat Chocolatory boutiques have embraced the Japanese tradition of making and selling limited-edition candies that pay tribute to local delicacies, as Rocket News 24 reports. Many of Japan's dairies are located in Hakkaido. And to be honest, I'd love to see more inventive flavors of our beloved candy right here in the States.
However, solely butter-flavored anything just sounds nasty. If I wanted to eat a stick of butter, I would, but I really, really don't.
But I realize taste is subjective. Clearly, somebody wanted butter-flavored Kit Kats to become a thing, hence the fact that they are now a thing. This new Kit Kat flavor even beat out other proposed new offerings, including milk, cheese and melon, in a contest organized by the Tsuji Group culinary school.
The new Kit Kat Chocolatory opens March 7 in Sapporo, the capital city of Hakkaido, which is when the new butter-flavored Kit Kats will become available as well. The candy will come in packs of 12 for 1,200 yen, or $10.20, or four pieces for 400 yen, which is a little more than $3.
The butter-flavored Kit Kats are expected to be sold at the other Kit Kat Chocolatory locations in the future. However, if you don't live anywhere near these shops, you're out of luck for now.
In the United States, Kit Kats really only come in milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate varieties, so the concept of having any sort of flavor of the candy that deviates from that is very foreign to us. However, having only chocolate-flavored Kit Kats is actually kind of weird in Japan. Kit Kat is one of the country's top candy brands. The confection's parent company, Nestle, has been known to create wild, new flavors of Kit Kats, such as cappuccino, baked potato and fruit parfait. Travelers riding Japan's Sanriku Railway were even allowed to use Kit Kats as train fare last year.
What I'm basically saying is if you love Kit Kats, you need to hop on a plane to Japan stat.
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