Lovely Las Vegas: Tokyo Discount and Matcha Green Tea Kit Kat
Kit Kat - Made in Japan!
My Tokyo Discount Desserts: Matcha green tea Kit Kat and Mango chewing gum
It's funny how when you first become aware of something it suddenly appears before you in expected places, usually shortly after hearing about it.
Just the other day, while tuning into NPR, I heard an interesting piece about candy in Japan. What stood out most to me was how many varieties of Kit Kat flavours availabe. I had no clue! In Norway there is a bar that looks and taste just like Kit Kat, however it is called Kvikk Lunsj (meaning quick lunch) and is a popular snack to take on the trails.
In Japan, however, there are ever changing flavours. The radio personality tried a ginger version of Kit Kat while on the air. Pretty cool, huh?
So how does this have anything to do with me? Well, today I visited a little store called Tokyo Discount. I came across it yesterday night when it was closed and was intrigued enough to return. It appeared to be a place more likely to be found in Los Angeles than in Las Vegas. Anyway, today worked out to stop by. Inside was filled with many neat Asian toys, potteries, gadgets, collectibles, and even convenience style food stuff.
The best part of this store, at least considering my recent awareness of Japanese Kit Kat, was that there were two unique flavours of Kit Kat bars inside! One was white chocolate and the other was matcha green tea!
I still have an unopened package... I will patiently await the right time to test it out (however, I probably won't be able to hold out the entire weekend, hehe).
Photos by Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas