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Posted: 23:20 Mon 04-Apr-2005. Price: Y190. Location: Donki Fukuoka. Sub-flavours: 2x plastic-wrapped 2-finger bars in cardboard box (the usual Japanese overpackaging). Nutritional unusualness: 2 kcal less than standard Kit Kat White.
"bobince" reports: Yet another limited edition KK, found in the Nishijin, Fukuoka branch of Donki - the Japanese equivalent of Poundstretcher. (Excellent incomprehensible web site). Hokkaido is apparently renowned for its Jersey cows, and the new White Hokkaido Milk flavour is, accordingly, somewhat more creamy-tasting than regular white KKs. The slightly sickly smell common to white chocolate products remains present. Pictured with normal White as a comparison; they're really not massively different. Other than the small difference in taste of the covering, there is perhaps also marginally more of a chocolate taste in the wafer. Overall, White Hokkaido Milk is marginally preferable, but not really worth taking the trouble to import.

...Wise words there from first-time spotter (but occasional Kit Kat comment contributor) "bobince", perhaps forgetting only to point out which of the Kit Kats in the picture is actually the new one (for the benefit of those of us who can't read Japanese). And just to maintain the international balance between light and dark, Not a sighting, but have you heard about these? inquires "sarah", regarding the Dark Chocolate M and Ms supposedly out now in the US, part of Mars/ Masterfoods' "The Star Wars Chocolate M-Pire" promotion for (hopefully) the last ever Star Wars film, "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith".


Posted: 23:41 Mon 04-Apr-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: "(hopefully)"

Snackspot how dare you.

Posted: 01:24 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: dark chocolate m&ms are great. I didnt like this hokkaido milk KK though, it was nothing special at all
Posted: 02:24 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: hmmmm... I'm still waiting on my Hokkaido Milk ones. Hope they're better than everyone's saying.

Hey Mike, How were the KitKat Editions? And when's your site coming back?

Posted: 09:14 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: I really liked the red berry editions, and the mango were pretty good. I have no idea whats wrong with my website so I have to email the customer service of my hosting source. It'll be back soon
Posted: 12:08 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: NEW FLAVOURS to come in the US.

Extra Creamy, Coffee, Orange and Creme, & Mint

Limited Edt. Sample boxes are on Ebay. Silver wrapped. BUT IN BULK!

Anyone wanna club together to buy some to sell on?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ [URL display truncated]

Posted: 13:40 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: I dont think coffee would make it to the real US market, but the others definitely are possible
Posted: 13:54 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: by the way rob, I might want to join you in getting some of these KK's. There's way too many boxes for 1 person to get so we could split it, maybe even with a 3rd person
Posted: 13:55 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah, but you guy drink a lot of coffee no? So why don't you think they'll release it?
Posted: 14:01 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: Great idea Mike...

I sent you an email

Posted: 17:48 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: yeah, coffee is huge here - but kit kats are not as popular here as they are in some places like the UK. I cant see them making such a strange flavor here
Posted: 18:11 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: That just why they should! I think the US public need something different for a change.
Posted: 18:56 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: Does anyone actually believe the story behind the sale of the US kit kats on ebay!?!
Posted: 19:38 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "Vikichan in Japan" # permalink comment
Comment: Sandy, thanks for bringing that up. I had a look at those auctions. What's up with that? I've been out of the US for a long time but I used to have friends who worked in sales, they could give those samples away but they signed agreements not to sell them. (I remember a friend giving us a lot of make up as he worked for one of the make up companies, but he could only give the samples away. He had a room full of samples, I remember...) So first off, isn't selling these samples illegal..?? (not that I care, I'm not the candy police but...I'm curious) So, Rob what are you gonna do with all those Creamy Kit Kats? :-) Do you think the seller would split them up and ship them to three different people? lol I could go in with you and Mike! Oh, Mike, I'm sorry you didn't really think the Hokkaido Milk were so great! And Rob, I hope your postman hasn't decided to eat yours... *keeping fingers crossed* Nite from Japan everybody.. zzzz
Posted: 21:04 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: It is illegal to sell samples, but if someone wants to buy them why not?!

You can find lots of sample products on ebay from perfume to candy.

Posted: 01:47 Wed 06-Apr-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: Anything thats illegal in the candy business is not serious at all. Though that story is most likely fake (and the hokkaido milk weren't bad Viki, they just tasted like the regular white chocolate , still good)
Posted: 13:21 Wed 06-Apr-2005 by "Tom" # permalink comment
Comment: Found someone selling some Kit Kats from England on eBay, at $5.62 (or about that) at http://cgi.ebay.com/ [URL display truncated] - The guy also has Christmas Pudding Mutlipacks from what it says on his feedback left pages
Posted: 19:23 Wed 06-Apr-2005 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: I just thought the long story was quite amusing, it doesn't bother me if they were off the back of a lorry...!
Posted: 19:49 Wed 06-Apr-2005 by "Vikichan in Japan" # permalink comment
Comment: Me too, I just love to elaborate.. I minored in Journalism at univeristy, we are always out to expose.. ha ha!!! I do love to read some of those stories too on ebay!! Some will really crack you up! Mike, glad you weren't disappointed in the Hokkaido White! Rob glad your postman didn't eat your Kit Kats.. Viki's going to bed now, it is 4 in the morning here in Japan!
Posted: 22:43 Sat 09-Apr-2005 by "bobince" # permalink comment
Comment: Hmm, those US flavours sound good, but the presence of the Hershey's brand raises the worrying possibility of the chocolate being vile. Are US KKs traditionally the same as the Nestle edition?

Anyway, as for which is which, the Hokkaido edition is the lighter white box on top. Not that you can really see it in the thumbnail version. I can't do a new picture, as I have eaten them all. Sorry.

I do have interests other than Kit Kats. I think.

Posted: 10:54 Sun 10-Apr-2005 by "Vikichan in Japan" # permalink comment
Comment: Both pictures are on my site with descriptions if anyone needs to see a larger picture :) "Pocky/Snack page" almost to the end.
Posted: 11:33 Wed 20-Apr-2005 by "hotphil" # permalink comment
Comment: I've been told my local Jet has strawberry KitKat editions in stock. I'll try and pick one up tonight.
Posted: 11:51 Wed 20-Apr-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: they're probably just the "Red Berry" ones - or ARE THEY? http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0503151919sbc
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