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Kit Kat Cheese

Kit Kat Cheese

One of Scott’s co-workers came back from a trip with gifts, Kit Kat Cheese. Yes, cheese.

Kit Kat Cheese

It tasted like a Cheeto dipped in white chocolate. Not entirely awful but not good either. Interesting. Sort of.

Has anybody had the Kit Kat Curry? What was it like? What is the weirdest flavor of Kit Kat, or any candy bar, you’ve had? Fess up.

· comments [57] · 11-22-2010 · categories:food ·

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  • 1 Lou // Nov 22, 2010 at 5:01 am

    My dad has a comic shop (www.comicshopalaska.com) in Fairbanks, AK and he stocks a wide variety of international candy. I’ve had coffee-mocha flavored and strawberry kit-kats. Both are quite good.

  • 2 krista {urbanite jewelry} // Nov 22, 2010 at 6:10 am

    In the UK they sell Kit Kat Mint, which isn’t all that strange but completely DELICIOUS. I SO wish they would bring it to North America. I miss it!

  • 3 Sam // Nov 22, 2010 at 6:29 am

    The thought of a white chocolate dipped cheetoh made my stomach turn! :) Kit Kat Curry intrigues me though… who knew there were so many flavors?

  • 4 elf_chick // Nov 22, 2010 at 6:32 am

    There are some roasted chicken flavored lollipops that my boyfriend and I bought at the Mexican candy and pinata store. Yes, they are shaped like a little roast chicken on a lollipop stick. Neither of us has been brave enough to try them yet.

  • 5 steph // Nov 22, 2010 at 6:47 am

    my brother and his wife brought green tea kit kats home from their trip to japan!

  • 6 steph // Nov 22, 2010 at 6:48 am

    if you’re interested in weird kit kat flavors, you may be interested in this kit kats of the world flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedtoast/sets/72157594224722117/

  • 7 Melissa // Nov 22, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Wow, that sounds….disgusting. :)

  • 8 Jenna // Nov 22, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Wasabi kit kats in Japan. Really, shockingly yummy!

  • 9 LauraVW // Nov 22, 2010 at 7:55 am

    A few years ago I tried every single variety of KitKat I could find for sale. For the most part, they were unpleasant, and some were really dreadful. I’m glad I didn’t see this one for sale back then, or I would have felt compelled to try it!

  • 10 Brooke // Nov 22, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I lived in Japan for a year, and tried every new flavor I saw. The strangest for me was a tie between daigaku imo (candied sweet potato) and rose. I also thought the apple cider vinegar and lemon vinegar would be strange, but they were good. I took photos of most of the ones I tried. http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=kit%20kat&w=8187717%40N05

  • 11 Brooke // Nov 22, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Oh, and Japan also does other flavors of Cheetos, including a white chocolate covered one, and Doritos, including a mushroom soup one.

  • 12 megan // Nov 22, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Sam – If you can find it Theo Chocolates makes a Coconut Curry bar that is very good.

    Elf_Chick – Yuck! I keep trying to think how that could be good but sweet chicken broth, it’s just not working for me.

    Stef – I love the Kit Kats of the world set, amazing.

    Jenna – I could see wasabi working, I have a spicy chocolate chili bar that I like a whole lot.

    LauraVW – It was not good. We had two and tasted the one. The other sits unwrapped, I doubt we’ll eat it. But it was fun!

    Brooke – Mushroom soup Doritos are blowing my mind.

  • 13 Melissa // Nov 22, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I visited Manila several years ago, and tried cheese ice cream. It literally had chunks of some sort of cheese product in it, the flavor of which reminded me of processed American cheese. It’s pretty popular over there. It was paired with ube ice cream, which is a beautiful purple color and made from purple yams.

  • 14 aubrey // Nov 22, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Green tea and sweet potato are the strangest i’ve found, but this post has given me some ideas on what to do during an 8 hour layover in the seoul airport we have scheduled in february- load up on candy!

  • 15 Seanna Lea // Nov 22, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I don’t think I have seen most of these flavors of kit kat (either at Kotobukiya or any of the other places I go for international candies). My favorite odd candy is probably the acacia (or bouquet, can’t remember which) gum, which was totally like having a bunch of flowers in your mouth. I loved it!

  • 16 Iris // Nov 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Whenever I go up to Vancouver, I stop by Konbiniya on Robson for some Japanese snacks. So far I’ve tried, green tea, red bean, strawberry, and blood orange kit kats-all were pretty good.

  • 17 Clare // Nov 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Wine flavoured Kit Kats were definitely the most intriguing of those we tried in Japan. A regular kit kat with just a hint of red wine. We decided it was merlot.

  • 18 megan // Nov 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Melissa – Cheese and yam ice cream sounds, good sort of? I’ve had garlic ice cream. It was not good. Not even sort of.

    Aubrey – Potato? Like potato chips? Or like mashed? Hope you find fantastic stuff during your layover.

    Seanna Lea – flowers? I will have to try that. I suspect I won’t like it but I must try it.

    Iris and Seanna Lea – Thanks for the heads up on Konbiniya, next time we’re there I’ll take a trip to it.

  • 19 Stacey Ball // Nov 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I special ordered some Kit Kat Green Tea once…they were pretty gross.

  • 20 hannah // Nov 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    i tried muskat kit kats when i was in tokyo that were awesome, tasted a little like wine!

  • 21 elf_chick // Nov 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Regarding the chicken lollipops, I think they are supposed to have chile powder in them. So not sure how sweet they in fact are.

    This may inspire us to try them now, out of curiosity more than actual desire to eat them. I’m not quite sure why they were bought initially, but once they got home it was kind of like, “…you eat one first.” “No, YOU eat one first!” And no one did!

  • 22 Danielle // Nov 22, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I’ve had a lot of the flavors. I brought a bunch back with me when i went to Japan and than try new ones at a local Japanese import store.

    I’ve had the Strawberry, Green tea, Soy sauce, Peach, Jasmine Tea, Cherry Blossom, Miso , Sweet Potatoe, Caramel Macchiato McFlurry, Lemon Vinegar, Grape, Pumpkin, Apple, Raspberry, Banana.

    I’m probably missing some. I really like the McFlurry one.

  • 23 Maggi // Nov 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    The remaining cheeto-kit kat clearly deserves a spot on my weird foods shelf (hint hint).

  • 24 Melissa // Nov 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Megan, I actually loved the purple yam ice cream, I ate it as often as I could when I was over there. The cheese flavor was…interesting. Not terrible, but weird.

  • 25 Jessie // Nov 22, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Since I moved to WV, I’ve tried all sorts of strange homemade candies. They make a potato candy here from leftover mashed potatoes around the holidays… it looks like pinwheel sandwiches, but it has peanut butter in it!

  • 26 Anne // Nov 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I have tried a chestnut and a green tea kitkat from Konbiniya on Robson Street, in Vancouver.

  • 27 Julie // Nov 22, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Not a diff flavor, but the Kit Kats in Canada the chocolate is creamier than in US

  • 28 Sarah // Nov 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    My officemate gave me some beef candy from China – it was little cubes of hard candy (like a jolly rancher) but flavored like sweet beef. I was not a fan.

  • 29 megan // Nov 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Elf_Chick – I’m so curious, I’d love to know what they taste like if you get up the courage.

    Danielle – Miso! I don’t even know how that would go with chocolate.

    Maggi – I think we may have cleared off the kitchen island but if we still have it it’s yours.

    Jessie – Fascinating. I’m very curious about this, sounds good.

    Anne – Oh, chestnut, I’d like to try that one.

    Julie – But of course :)

    Sarah – Eee. I guess I could see that, I mean teryaki beef jerky comes to mind. Might be an acquired taste?

  • 30 mel // Nov 23, 2010 at 10:05 am

    A friend of mine (his name is Kit) and his wife collects Kit Kats, so I forwarded this post to them. :) Re: unusual chocolate flavors (although not Kit Kats), at Uwajimaya, you can buy some interesting flavors of chocolate bars – tortilla and lime (with bits of tortilla chips in it!) or ramen (with actual pieces of ramen noodles in it!).

  • 31 megan // Nov 23, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Mel – Those tortilla and ramen chocolates are actually make here in Seattle by a company called Komforte Chockolates. I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.

  • 32 Sarah O // Nov 23, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I’ve had the ginger ale and milk tea Kit Kats, neither of which are as weird sounding as cheese! Both were pretty good and the ginger ale one tasted surprisingly like actual ginger ale.

  • 33 Jana // Nov 23, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Blueberry flavored KitKat from Japan is heaven!

  • 34 elf_chick // Nov 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Okay, in the interest of science and internet curiosity, I am now busting out the famous chicken lollipop. *rustle of cellophane*

    Initial flavor is citric acid-y with undertone of that chile powder (not spicy though. Well, I take that back. There seems to be more spice the more the surface gets worn away). Weird aftertaste (I wouldn’t say chicken-y, just strange and not typically candy-like. ). The sour-ness is the most prevalent note, though not like typical American “extreme” sour candy (i.e. Sour Patch Kids etc.)

    Looking at the ingredients it’s hard to tell if there is anything discernably chicken-oriented truly in there, but half the ingredients are cut off from where the packaging was sealed.

    I think one of these was plenty for me for a lifetime! Adios, Pollito Pop!

  • 35 megan // Nov 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Elf_Chick – That is awesome. I’m fascinated by the citric acid/sour aspect. I wonder if that was meant to be like citrus chicken? In any case, thank you thank you! I will only hope to find one of these myself sometime!

  • 36 michelle // Nov 24, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Cheese flavored kit kat? Crazy?! What will they think of next?

  • 37 Sherry // Nov 24, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I live a sheltered life LOL.. I didn’t even know there were different flavors of kit kats

  • 38 megan // Nov 24, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Sherry – You’re not the only one. Flavored Kit Kats aren’t common inside the US!

  • 39 Sara // Nov 26, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I’ve had the green tea one… wasn’t wild about it though. Here in Thailand, we have other flavors of Pringles I bet you haven’t had before – blueberry hazelnut, lemon sesame, nori seaweed (they’re green!), and grilled shrimp (they’re bright pink!). I can do seaweed and seafood, but the idea of a fruity Pringle just seems wrong.

  • 40 Kate // Nov 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Hello! Just stumbled on your blog via an old post on GRS re: your magnet tutorial (I’m hoping to take a crack at it soon!)… Anyhoo, I couldn’t resist commenting on this post because recently our friends came back from Japan and brought us a green tea w/white chocolate Kit Kat bar. It was actually pretty good! :-)

  • 41 megan // Nov 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Sara – I had never heard of those, amazing. I don’t think I’d like the fruity ones either.

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  • 43 Jennifer // Nov 28, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Wow! You’re brave. I just couldn’t imagine what these would taste like. The thought of it makes me kind of queasy. I don’t think I would have the nerve to try it.

    I like my choclate straight-up, good, old-fashioned chocolate!

  • 44 charity // Nov 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    wasabi kitkats…actually not horrible and I hate wasabi!

  • 45 Elaine // Nov 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    just wrong…..

  • 46 Tracy // Nov 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Green Tea KitKat from Japan. It tasted a little like pistachios to me, though it was probably just the power of suggestion based on the pale green color. :)

  • 47 Elaina // Nov 29, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I was in a 7-11 in Japan a few months ago and saw a carton of orange juice with a picture of cheese on it. It said “Orange with rare cheese flavor”

    So bummed I didn’t take a picture. Or buy it to say I drank cheese flavored orange juice.

  • 48 McKinley // Dec 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Wow this frightens me! White chocolate and cheese. YIKES!!! I can’t believe that there is a curry one too.

  • 49 Tracy // Dec 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I’ve had the cola and lemon soda flavors, the yogurt and aloe flavor, miso, roasted corn, maple, wasabi, mixed fruit, green tea, plus the limited edition flavors issued in the US a few years ago.

    I really liked the roasted corn, miso, maple ones. The mixed fruit ones were my least favorite.

  • 50 megan // Dec 6, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Charity – A company here, Theo Chocolates, makes a few chocolate bars with hot pepper and they are wonderful, I could totally get behind wasabi.

    Tracy – I can see that.

    Elaina – I am stunned, cheese orange juice is the weirdest thing I’ve heard in a while.

    McKinley – It was strange. I think the curry might work out better!

  • 51 Harm // Dec 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    In the same vein… I bought MUSK life savers, thinking it would be “neat” but basically they smelled like a hippy, and not in a good way.

  • 52 Kris // Dec 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I have had fruit parfait, Sakura(cherry blossom) flavor, green tea, soy sauce, milk tea, and Ginger ale flavors. So weird!

  • 53 Kim // Dec 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I’ve tasted most of the flavors mentioned. Ones I didn’t see mentioned – Asahi (Japanese beer), melon, passion-fruit raspberry, sweet corn and mango…They’re all good, but just don’t think of them as Kit-kat :)

  • 54 Sandy // Dec 22, 2010 at 1:11 am

    We were in Japan 2 years ago and they had a limited edition soy sauce flavored kit kat. Not bad but definitely had a hint of soy sauce.

  • 55 Carolie // Dec 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Lived in Japan for four years, and loved all the seasonal Kit Kat flavors! Some of the more memorable ones:

    chestnut
    cherry blossom (slightly salty)
    royal milk tea
    cappuccino
    wasabi (not bad, but very mild spice and white chocolate, not dark, which I think would have been better)
    green tea
    ginger
    sweet corn
    maple
    aloe (had yogurt with chunks of aloe in it as well, which was delicious!)
    toasted soybean
    melon
    purple yam
    lemon vinegar
    …and my favorite, yuzu-kosho flavor!

    Yuzu-kosho is a paste made with crushed fiery hot peppers, salt, and yuzu peel (a very fragrant citrus fruit) It’s usually served as a condiment for fresh tofu, and enjoyed in VERY small amounts.

    I really like that the various Kit Kat flavors are not available all at once — they really do come out seasonally!

    As for the orange juice with “rare cheese” flavor, it does sound odd! but “rare cheese” is what the Japanese call cream cheese, or cheesecake. So maybe the orange juice had a creamsicle flavor?

  • 56 Jennifer // Jan 5, 2011 at 8:11 am

    @ Carolie,
    Wow! Thanks for the really interesting information about your experience in Japan!
    I’m surprised that the aloe flavor was tasty. The raw plant is so bitter.

  • 57 Tammy // Feb 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I’ll have to explore the “international” aisle some more! My kids would probably love this.

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