It can be argued that when it comes to fans of the Kit Kat, the Japanese cannot be beat and this chocolate innovation proves it.
Inspired by tuna, egg, and sea urchin sushi, the sushi Kit Kats are back after beginning as an April Fools' Day joke back in 2016.
The tuna flavour is actually a raspberry Kit Kat resting on top of puffed rice covered in white chocolate. The white chocolate puffed rice is also used in the egg sushi, which is topped with a Kit Kat made to taste like pumpkin pudding. The sea urchin sushi involves a Kit Kat flavoured with melon and mascarpone. No tricks with that seaweed however – that’s legit nori.
Good luck getting your hands on them though. Only 570 sets of the three sushi have been made, and you can only buy them after spending 3000 yen (36 Aussie dollars) in the Kit Kat Specialty Store in Tokyo until May 6.
Excuse me, we need to buy a flight.
But ... why Japan? It’s believed that Kit Kats became particularly popular in Japan because the name sounds a lot like the Japanese phrase kitto katto which means “to surely win”. The chocolates have since become seen as a token of good luck, often given to students who are about to sit exams.
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza