Japan is famous for its Kit Kats. The country has a slew of unique flavors that simply aren't available elsewhere. On this month, it will get the first Kit Kat specialty store on Earth.
Called Kit Kat Chocolatory, the store will open on January 17 at the Seibu Department Store in Tokyo's Ikebukuro. It will be located in Seibu's basement, along with the department store's other food sellers (In Japanese department stores, the basement is typically home to amazing and delicious food vendors.)
According to IT Media, the Kit Kat Chocolatory will offer special Kit Kats that are aimed at adult tastebuds and suit each season. The specialty shop is teaming up with sweet shop Le Patissier Takagi for its gourmet Kit Kat store, with pastry chef Yasumasa Takagai overseeing and developing new Kit Kats.
At the Kit Kat Chocolatory, the special Kit Kats on sale are the "Sublime Bitter," which is made with couverture, "Special Cherry Blossom Green Tea," which uses extract powder from cherry blossoms, and "Special Chili," which has a chili pepper cream between the wafers. Expect more unusual and delicious Kit Kats to follow.
In the past, Kit Kat has collaborated with Takagai for tasty Kit Kats sold across Japan, such as wine-flavored, strawberry tarte-flavored, and even brandy and orange flavored Kit Kats, among many others.
The Kit Kat section in your typical Japanese supermarket does not look like this (I believe this is gift shop or a candy specialty shop). You only see a couple flavors at most stores—maybe one or two of the more unusual or region-specific Kit Kats.
世界初のキットカット専門店、西武池袋本店にオープン [IT Media]
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