On my last trip to Japan, I pledged that I wouldn’t leave the country before visiting the Kit Kat Chocolatory, a one-of-a-kind store in Tokyo that sells Kit Kat flavors you can’t find anywhere else. Well, a whole year and a half later, I’m happy to say I did visit it, and I even tried some of their special edition flavors!
What was most surprising about the Chocolatory was that it isn’t a stand-alone storefront, but rather a kiosk at the bottom of the Seibu Department Store in Ikebukuro. It’s very common for Japanese department stores to have a basement floor dedicated to all kinds of delicious food stalls, and that’s exactly what the Chocolatory is. Though it was a little smaller than I had expected, they still managed to fit in this mini exhibit detailing the history of the Kit Kat, as well as a fancy Kit Kat chandelier!
I’m glad there were some things to look at, because the line was quite long when I arrived! As soon as I queued up I was given a menu with the Kit Kat flavors available that day so I would be all ready to order when I reached the front of the line.
This is what was on display when I went in July 2014, so obviously it might be a little different now! The special flavors on offer were strawberry maple, matcha, orange cocktail, and Sublime raspberry. The Sublime series is the fanciest of all – just one stick was priced at 300 yen!
Do you know what flavor I chose? Strawberry maple! I also tried one of those pricey Sublime raspberry sticks, but unfortunately I devoured it before snapping a photo. But never fear, you can see me try the strawberry maple Kit Kat in my latest Apricotsushi Samples!
Yes, it’s true – I waited a whole year and a half to eat that strawberry maple Kit Kat. You’ll have to watch the video to see if it was worth the wait… But at the very least, I hope this extremely delayed recap of my trip to the Kit Kat Chocolatory in Tokyo is better late than never!
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