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Cough Drop Flavored Kit Kats Exist In Japan

[Image:  My Navi News]
[Image: My Navi News]

Of course they do. Japan is famous for interesting Kit Kat flavors, and this latest one might be the most unusual one yet.

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Last year, for example, sake flavored Kit Kats were released in Japan. They were made with sake power and contained 0.8 percent alcohol.

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Starting this week and available for a limited time, “nodo ame” (のど飴) or “cough drop” flavored Kit Kats are being released. According to My Navi News, the Kit Kats are contain 2.1 percent cough drop powder, giving these chocolate wafer snacks a refreshing flavor.

[Image: My Navi News]
[Image: My Navi News]

That’s soccer announcer Yasutaro Matsuki on the packaging, underscoring the notion that these are good for shouting fans during the FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

When I travel internationally, it’s really interesting to see American brands that are not all that popular/common in the US being the complete opposite.

In Taiwan it was 7/11. I see a few of them in the states, but in Taiwan (at least Taipei) you would be hard pressed to not have one within sight.

In Korea it was Baskin Robbins, haven’t seen one of those in years but I saw them in several cities over in Korea.