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Kit Kat Sushi Is Coming to Japan

If flavors like wasabi, red pepper, and purple sweet potato are any indication, Japan’s Kit Kat consumers are an adventurous bunch. The brand should have no problem selling these specialty sushi Kit Kats to celebrate the opening of their first street-facing Tokyo shop on February 2.

The treats are modeled after three types of sushi: maguro (tuna), tamago (egg), and uni (sea urchin). Fortunately for customers, the chocolate only looks like seafood. The red "tuna" bar is actually raspberry-flavored, the "egg" Kit Kat is pumpkin, and the "uni" Kit Kat tastes like mascarpone and melon. Instead of sushi rice, the chocolate sits on a pillow of white-chocolate-covered puffed rice. The seaweed you see on the tamago and uni roll is the real thing, so diners should be prepared to mix sweet and savory.

As Kotaku reports, the limited batch of products will be available at the store until February 4.

If you’re hoping to be one of the lucky few to sample these creations, it’ll cost you: A set of sushi sells for 3000 yen, or $26. It’s a good thing it’s fairly easy to make your own dessert sushi at home.

[h/t Kotaku]

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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).

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[h/t Thrillist]

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