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.

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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Candytopia, the Interactive Art Installation Made of Sweet Treats, Is Coming to New York City
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A colorful exhibition is sharing some eye candy—and actual candy—with visitors. The sweet art pop-up, called Candytopia, is heading to New York City this summer following successful stints in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, Gothamist reports.

Candytopia feels a little like Willy Wonka’s chocolate room. More than a dozen rooms with psychedelic backdrops will be on view, as well as candy-inspired interpretations of famous artworks such as Mona Lisa and The Thinker. The installation is the brainchild of Jackie Sorkin, the star of TLC’s Candy Queen.

Many of the art installations are made from actual candy, but unlike Wonka’s lickable wallpaper, visitors will have to keep their hands and tongues to themselves. Instead, guests will be given samples of various sweet treats like gummies, chocolates, and “nostalgic favorites.”

Forbes named Candytopia one of the best pop-up museums to visit in 2018. New York City seems the perfect place for the exhibit, having formerly hosted other food-inspired pop-ups like the Museum of Pizza and the Museum of Ice Cream.

Candytopia will debut in New York City on August 15 at Penn Plaza at 145 West 32nd Street. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and they can be ordered on Candytopia’s website. Private events and birthday parties can also be arranged.

Keep scrolling to see some more installations from Candytopia.

A wing of the Candytopia exhibit
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An Egyptian-inspired statue made of candy
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A candy version of the Mona Lisa
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A shark statue
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[h/t Gothamist]

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You Could Design Cadbury’s Next Chocolate Bar
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Get ready to channel your inner Willy Wonka. Cadbury is asking the public to invent a brand new chocolate bar to complement the confectioner's current crop of Dairy Milk products, The Independent reports.

As part of the contest, would-be chocolatiers can select up to three ingredients to create a custom Cadbury chocolate bar. There are more than 90,000 possible flavor combinations, so if you want to invent a bubblegum-spearmint-coffee chocolate bar, you can knock yourself out. Some of the more unconventional ingredients to choose from include popping candy (as in Pop Rocks), tomato, rose, and dijon mustard. There are also more traditional dessert flavors available, like almond, toffee, and cookie dough.

After you choose your flavors, you'll need to name your candy bar. (If past public naming contests are anything to go by, you'll win points just for keeping it clean.) If you want, you can also provide a short explanation of what inspired your recipe.

A panel of judges will create a shortlist of the best fan-created chocolate bars based on taste and creativity. Three finalists will receive a trip to Cadbury’s headquarters in Birmingham, England, where they’ll have the chance to taste their creations in person. All three finalists' chocolate bars will hit store shelves in the UK and Ireland for a limited run sometime in 2019, and the winning bar—chosen through a combination of sales data and public voting—will stay on shelves for at least a year. The lucky chocolatier who created the bar will receive a yearlong supply for free.

To design your own bar, visit Cadbury’s website and submit your entry before July 31.

[h/t The Independent]

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