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Desperately Seeking Japanese Kit Kats

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moeberg Mar 19, 2010 11:09 AM

anyone know where a curious candy eater can pick up uniquely flavored japanese kit kats in LA?

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    la2tokyo Mar 19, 2010 11:32 AM

    I want some too! Green Tea is so good! Have you seen all the flavors they have? There's a flavor for every area of Japan! Soy Sauce, Sweet Potato, Miso, Yuzu Pepper, Blueberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Wasabi, Citrus, and Apple!

    1. Servorg Mar 19, 2010 11:58 AM

      As far as I know they are not being sold outside Japan. Online is your only source without a plane flight or having a friend get them over there and ship them to you.

      http://www.jbox.com/SEARCHES/japan_ki...

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        bulavinaka Mar 19, 2010 12:51 PM

        I do occasionally see them at the usual suspects (Mitsuwa, Nijiya, etc.) but it's random and rare. Don't know if there's any rhyme or reason - never asked.

        I was pretty underwhelmed by the green tea Kit Kats that I brought back from Japan a couple of years ago. YMMV.

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        huaqiao Mar 19, 2010 12:56 PM

        Today at the Torrance Mitsuwa I saw sweet potato, royal milk tea, and strawberry flavored Kit Kats.

        All sold in bags for like $3.50 a bag.

        Usually they have one random flavor. Not sure why there were so many flavors today.

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        1. re: huaqiao
          groover808 Mar 20, 2010 02:02 PM

          2nd Mitsuwa, saw them awhile ago in the Costa Mesa location.

        2. Phurstluv Mar 20, 2010 10:38 AM

          Have you tried Famima? The nearest one to me in on the 3rd st promenade in SM.

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          Famima
          25 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

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            Servorg Mar 20, 2010 10:46 AM

            There's another one we go to next to the CPK "Express" (or whatever they call the CPK's that don't have table service) on Venice Blvd. at Overland too.

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              J.L. Mar 20, 2010 01:35 PM

              Selection is poor at best for these things in Famima. Gotta actually but these cool flavors in Japan itself...

            2. ipsedixit Mar 20, 2010 01:26 PM

              Nijiya Market has them. At least the one in Industry does.

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              1. re: ipsedixit
                velozo155 Mar 21, 2010 05:17 PM

                Nijiya in Torrance also has them. Picked up a pack of strawberry by the register just yesterday.

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                mc michael Mar 20, 2010 03:50 PM

                Read all about it. http://franklinavenue.blogspot.com/20...

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                  huaqiao Jul 22, 2010 10:16 AM

                  Stopped by Ebisu Market in Fountain Valley yesterday and they had a few flavors. Single sized bitter almond and bags of maple syrup, mixed fruit, and Japanese flan. Really pricey at like $2 for the single and $5.50 for the bags. Only for those who want to pay for novelty or nostalgia. :)

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                    dkawai Jul 22, 2010 12:17 PM

                    I definitely saw a variety of them yesterday at the San Gabriel Mitsuwa.

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                      FoodaholicinLA Jul 29, 2010 11:36 AM

                      Nijiya in downtown LA - had banana, custard, and juice kit kat as of last week
                      Nijiya in Rolling Hills - Bitter almond & frambrois kit kat also kit kat petite
                      Marukai 98 plus (off of Artesia & Normandie) - frambrois kit kat
                      Marukai (down the street from the 1 on Normandie)- kit kat bites and a good selection of Japanese Oreo's too
                      Mitsuwa (torrance location) - they also have a good selection of Kit kat

                      I hope this helps as I too am a huge fan of Kit kat and I'm still on the hunt for the "Aloe yogurt" and the "vegetable" kit kats

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                      1. re: FoodaholicinLA
                        ipsedixit Jul 29, 2010 02:47 PM

                        Nijiya in Industry also had what I've never seen before -- a malted Kit Kat drink mix. Sort of like Ovaltine, but with Kit Kat.

                        Word to the Japanese ...

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                        apple7blue Jul 29, 2010 04:05 PM

                        Well Marukai, Mitsuwa, and Nijiya have them as does Famima. The reason it may seem intermittent is because in Japan itself the flavors are intermittent. In Japan, they start new flavors and discontinue them all the time.

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                        Famima
                        25 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

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                          crystaw Jul 29, 2010 05:16 PM

                          My sister picked up some milk tea flavored ones at EE in Arcadia, a convenience store based on the ones the have in Taiwan.

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