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Mar 19, 2010 11:09 AM

Desperately Seeking Japanese Kit Kats

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

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  1. 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. 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.

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      1. re: Servorg

        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.

      2. 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

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

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

          25 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

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          1. re: Phurstluv

            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.

            1. re: Phurstluv

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

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

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              1. re: ipsedixit

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