Visiting the Melbourne Kit Kat Chocolatory

Kit Kat Chocolatory Melbourne

I’m something of a fiend when it comes to special Kit Kat flavors, to the extend that there was no way I was going to miss the Kit Kat Chocolatory in Tokyo when I was there last in 2014. When I heard they opened another location in Melbourne, Australia, back in October, I knew I had to make the pilgrimage! Luckily, I had the perfect excuse when I was down for an academic conference earlier this month. Read on for a full report!

Kit Kat Chocolatory Melbourne Exteriror

Located in Melbourne Central near the iconic clock tower, the Melbourne Kit Kat Chocolatory is the first location to open in Australia and is actually bigger than the one in Tokyo! While the Tokyo Chocolatory is a small stand at the bottom floor of a department store with some memorabilia (and really cute Kit Kat chandelier), the Melbourne store is its own self-contained shop.

Kit Kat Chocolatory Melbourne wall

Not only did they have boxes of exclusive prepackaged flavors, but you could hop on an iPad and design your own unique flavor, too!

Kit Kat Chocolatory Melbourne display

Since I went before Christmas, they had a bunch of holiday-themed gift boxes. One was a sampler containing 30 bars! I might’ve been tempted if I was sure it wouldn’t melt in my suitcase… (since it’s summer in Brisbane right now and all my chocolate is melting)

Kit Kat Chocolatory Melbourne Special Editions

In the end I just went for a couple boxes from their prepackaged special edition section. They were priced at $6 per bar, which is about the same as the ones in Tokyo.

Kit Kat Chocolatory Melbourne gift box
My spoils!

Australian Kit Kat lamington and popcorn

The flavors I decided on were the reimagined Australian lamington and and almond brittle and sticky salted caramel popcorn! For those not familiar, a lamington is a white cake covered in chocolate and coconut, often with berry jam inside. They’re super tasty!

Kit Kat Chocolatory Melbourne special edition Australian Kit Kats

The packages are certainly different from the ones at the Tokyo Chocolatory! I think the Tokyo ones look a little more fancy, but I like how these have a window in them so you can actually see what the bar looks like.

Reimagined Australian lamington Kit Kat Melbourne Chocolatory

When I opened them up, I was really surprised to see how much texture they had! And they would, since the reimagined Australian lamington one had actual desiccated coconut and pieces of dried fruit on the back, while the almond brittle and sticky salted caramel popcorn had bits of popcorn and almond brittle stuck to it.

The reimagined Australian lamginton Kit Kat had a pretty mild flavor, and unlike the various Japanese Kit Kat flavors featured a regular milk chocolate bar with just the additional bits of fruit and coconut mixed in. The almond brittle and sticky salted caramel popcorn was my favorite of the two – popcorn goes so well with chocolate! But again, it was a plain milk chocolate bar with pieces of popcorn and almond brittle slapped on the back. It definitely wasn’t bad, just not exactly what I expected after all the Japanese Kit Kat flavors I’ve tried.

Kit Kat Chocolatory Melbourne special edition Australian Kit Kats back

It’s too bad I don’t live in Melbourne so I can go back and try more of the special edition flavors, as well as make my own! On the plus side, it’s a much shorter trip than flying to Tokyo for some Kit Kats. I definitely recommend stopping by if you’re ever in town!


About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.