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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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According to legend, a 17th-century German choirmaster bent sugar sticks into shepherd’s crooks and gave them to children acting in his Nativity pageant as a treat for good behavior. Lo and behold, the world’s first candy canes were born.

Over the years, manufacturers have perfected their own methods of making the holiday treat. In the below video from Lofty Pursuits, a Tallahassee, Florida-based purveyor of hard candies, you can watch how the expert team of candy-makers turn seemingly everyday ingredients like sugar, water, and corn syrup into a sticky mixture. Gradually, the pliable concoction is folded, stretched, rolled, cut, and bent into candy canes—a mesmerizing visual process for anyone who’s ever sucked on one of the sugary confections and suspected it came from somewhere other than Santa’s workshop.

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The Most Popular Christmas Candy in Each State, Mapped
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For those who didn’t get their full candy fix last Halloween, the holiday season provides plenty of opportunities to indulge. From candy canes to chocolate Santas, there’s something for everyone—but before splurging on sweet stocking stuffers, check out the interactive map below. Created by bulk candy retailer CandyStore.com, it breaks down the top three favorite candies in each state.

To determine which Christmas treats were the most popular, the team at CandyStore.com surveyed over 50,000 customers and spoke with major candy manufacturers and distributors. Not surprisingly, candy canes were a hit in numerous states, including Washington, Delaware, Vermont, Georgia, Maine, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. California, Nevada, West Virginia, and Kansas residents, however, got into the seasonal spirit with peppermint bark. North Dakota residents preferred chocolate Santas. And Alabama, Michigan, and Utah liked Jelly Belly’s Reindeer Corn.

Christmas candy sales in America are projected to rake in nearly $2 billion for confectioners, according to an estimate provided by the National Confectionary Association. Spend your holiday bonus wisely on treats everyone will appreciate by checking out CandyStore.com’s full results below.

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