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14 Weird Kit Kat Flavors You Can Actually Buy

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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.

1. COOKIES AND CREAM

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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2. GREEN TEA

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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3. APPLE PIE

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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4. STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE

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

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5. PUMPKIN PUDDING

Who can say no to anything pumpkin flavored in October? 

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6. BAKED SWEET POTATO

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

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7. APPLE

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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8. PURPLE SWEET POTATO

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

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9. RUM RAISIN

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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10. WASABI

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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11. RED PEPPER

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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12. CITRUS

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

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13. SWEET BEAN JELLY

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

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14. RASPBERRY

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

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50 Sweet Facts About Your Favorite Halloween Candies
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It’s no surprise that candy delights kids and adults alike. We love sweets so much that the average American eats about 22 pounds of candy each year. Whether you’re looking to impress your friends or simply brush up on your candy trivia, check out these 50 sweet facts about your favorite candies.

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The United States of Sweetness: The Most Popular Halloween Candy in Each State
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If you've ever argued that no one actually likes candy corn, you're probably not from South Carolina, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Michigan, Idaho, or Alabama. The tri-colored treat is a favorite among residents in these states, according to sales data from CandyStore.com.

As Thrillist reports, the bulk candy retailer combed through nearly 10 years of data (2007 to 2016, with a particular focus on the months leading up to All Hallows' Eve) to gauge America’s top-selling sweets. They created the interactive map below to display their results, which includes the top three most popular Halloween handouts in each state, as well as in Washington, D.C.

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While a good portion of the U.S. seems to prefer the divisive—yet classic—candy corn, another overarching favorite was Sour Patch Kids, which reigns supreme in states including Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and New York. Following in its puckery wake across the board are M&Ms, Milky Ways, Reese's Cups, and Tootsie Pops.

Some states are unique in their candy choices: Alaskans are turned onto Twix, residents of Connecticut crave Almond Joys, and Delawareans go loco for Life Savers. Meanwhile, trick-or-treaters in the coastal state of Georgia have a sweet tooth for Swedish Fish, Louisianans love Lemonheads, Mississippians are mad for 3 Musketeers, Montanans desire Dubble Bubble, and Nevadans hunger for Hershey's Kisses.

After seeing which treat is No. 1 in your state, check out the chart below to learn how many pounds of each top-ranking candy are consumed in each state (and then go buy a new toothbrush).

Source: CandyStore.com.

[h/t Thrillist]

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