14 Weird Kit Kat Flavors You Can Actually Buy

In America, our Kit Kat flavors are pretty ordinary: We can choose between chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate. There’s very little variety compared to the selection you might find in Japan. While some of the more intriguing flavors like peach and red bean soup will have to remain a mystery to our American taste buds, Amazon has a fairly large collection of flavors you can actually try.


The list starts with the very tame cookies and cream—a flavor so unassuming, that it’s surprising it can’t be found stateside.

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Another tame contender, green tea tastes a lot like vanilla or white chocolate. The subtle tea flavor makes this snack ideal for any age group.

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These were released in honor of Easter this year. There is a cute rabbit illustration printed on each piece, all wrapped in a gingham packaging for the holiday.

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Lovers of decadent desserts will want to get their hands on this one. 

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Who can say no to anything pumpkin flavored in October? 

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The packaging for these recommends that you bake them for the real effect.

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Reviewers claim that this flavor tastes just like a real apple, instead of the candy apple flavor Americans are more accustomed to.

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These bright lavender snacks are sure to be a hit with any lovers of candy aesthetic.

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It’s unclear who actually enjoys rum raisin flavor (grandparents?), but now lovers of the widely detested ice cream can scoop up the taste in Kit Kat form.

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According to the reviews, these aren’t actually spicy, but they do manage to retain some subtle notes of wasabi—this is probably for the best.

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Unlike the wasabi flavor, these Kit Kats do pack a punch. Mixed with the chocolate, it makes for a very interesting snack.

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Despite advertising a variety of citrus flavors, reviewers claim that these mostly just taste like oranges. 

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Red bean flavored Kit Kats have potential, but advertising them in a toasted sandwich somehow makes it look completely unappetizing.

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This fruity rendition is said to be more tangy than sweet, with a very distinct raspberry taste. 

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Afternoon Map
The Most Popular Jelly Bean Flavors in America, State by State

America loves jelly beans. According to the National Confectioners Association, U.S. candy lovers buy about 16 billion jelly beans per year. But which flavors are they buying? Just like every state has its favorite horror movie, dog breed, and comic-book universe, America’s love of certain jelly bean flavors varies by region. went through more than a decade of its sales data and polled 12,000 candy customers through SurveyMonkey and Facebook to figure out the top jelly bean flavor across the country and in each state, creating an interactive infographic with the results.

Though it sounds like an unusual flavor to us, buttered popcorn is a shockingly popular taste, ranking No. 1 nationally and in 10 states. Black licorice was ranked No. 2 nationally, and was the state-wide favorite in eight states.

Other flavors were not as widely beloved. Coconut was the favorite flavor of just one state, Massachusetts. Chocolate was a popular flavor only in Illinois, ranking first there, but almost at the bottom of the list nationally—21 out of 30 flavors.

Some flavors the survey asked about didn’t even make it on the state list. Pomegranate wasn’t in the running—even when you include data on each state’s first, second, and third-favorite flavors. Nor was raspberry, lime, or other seemingly tasty jelly beans.

Scroll over the infographic to see which flavor each state’s candy lovers chose. See if your state’s candy tastes are accurately represented, then scroll down to see the full list of national rankings.

Source: 10+ years online candy sales data from

1. Buttered Popcorn
2. Black Licorice
3. Cinnamon
4. Watermelon
5. Cherry
6. Pear / Juicy Pear
7. Orange
8. Green Apple
9. Toasted Marshmallow
10. Coconut
11. Strawberry
12. Cotton Candy
13. Blueberry
14. Bubblegum
15. Root Beer
16. Peach
17. Coffee
18. Grape
19. Lemon
20. Red Apple
21. Chocolate
22. Banana
23. Lime
24. Sour Jelly Beans
25. Tutti Frutti
26. Maple
27. Vanilla
28. Cream Soda
29. Raspberry
30. Pomegranate

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British Designer Recycles Used Chewing Gum Into Everyday Items—Including the Soles of Shoes
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Even if you never chew gum, you may have stepped on a gob of the stuff discarded on a sidewalk or felt it stuck beneath a park bench. Chewing gum is the second most common source of litter, behind cigarettes, and because it isn't biodegradable, cities are struggling to get rid of it. Now, the BBC reports that British designer Anna Bullus has found an ingenious alternative to tossing old gum on the ground: She's repurposing it into new products normally made out of rubber or plastic.

Bullus started her gum recycling project by installing bright pink bins called Gumdrops around sites in the UK. The containers, which are made from recycled gum themselves, come with signs telling passersby that any old gum dropped into the bin will be recycled. In some places, the receptacles led to an 89 percent decrease in gum litter.

After analyzing the chemistry of chewing gum, Bullus found that it contains polyisobutylene, a type of polymer similar to plastic that's often used as a synthetic rubber. This means it can be used to make everyday products like doorstops, coffee cups, and plasticware. It can even been turned into playful pink soles for shoes, which look much more attractive than the gum that normally ends up on the bottom of your shoe.

The collected gum is processed with other plastic polymers at a recycling plant in Worcester, and from there it's sent to a plastic molding specialist in Leicester, where Bullus executes her designs. Combs, lunchboxes, pencils, Frisbees and many other items made from gum are available to order from the Gumdrop website. Anna Bullus is also accepting suggestions of other products to make from the chewed-up gum she collects.

Pink coffee cups.

Pink guitar pick.

Dog catching frisbee.

Pink rubber boot.

[h/t BBC]

All images courtesy of Gumdrop Ltd.


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