Nestle’s Kit Kat ‘Sublime Gold’. Only in Japan. At US$16 a finger!

No, you don’t have to buy me one but if you bring one back from Japan, please let me see it, hold it and have a selfie with it!

Luxury Kit Kats to go on sale in Japan

Nestle’s limited edition “Sublime Gold” one-finger treat, which is covered in gold leaf and described as having a rich, bitter chocolate taste, will go on sale at chocolate boutiques across the country.

GOLDEN KIT KAT: 500 gold-coated Kit Kat bars to go on sale in Japan at US$16 a finger

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TOKYO: For chocolate lovers with cash to burn, a gold-coated Kit Kat bar will hit stores in Japan later this month, but at an eye-watering 2,016 yen (US$16) a finger it will only be available for the lucky few.

Unlike in the famous children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” the luxury chocolate bar won’t be randomly scattered among regular Kit Kats in shops.

Instead, 500 of the single bars will be made and sold only in the country, according to Nestle Japan, which has produced over 200 flavours – from strawberry to green tea and even wasabi – since introducing the chocolate treat there in 1973.

“In Japanese convenience stores, consumers are used to having new varieties all the time,” Nestle Japan spokeswoman Melanie Kohli told AFP on Thursday. “Japan is a very unique market.”

Nestle’s limited edition “Sublime Gold” one-finger treat, which is covered in gold leaf and described as having a rich, bitter chocolate taste, will go on sale at chocolate boutiques in eight swank department stores from Tokyo to Sapporo in the north and Fukuoka in southern Japan.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/luxury-kit-kats-to-go-on/2275800.html?cid=twtcna

Why KitKats are called KitKats

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This year is KitKat’s 80th birthday – but have you ever wondered how the break time chocolate got its name?

The KitKat was originally made by Rowntrees in York, and it turns out it was named after a man who made pies in the 17th century in London.

Christopher Catling cooked meat pies, named ‘kit-cats’ after him, which became the favourite meal of a group of influential people who gathered in London eateries.

This gathering became known as the Kit-Cat Club, which had strong ties to political and literary spheres in London.

Nestle found the association to the chocolate bar through early branded boxes which feature both Christopher Catling, his shop and the club.

When Rowntree’s decided to make the individual bars, they transferred the KitKat name, without the associated imagery.

Now we know. And knowing is half the battle.

http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/why-kitkats-are-called-kitkats–WJ7nNPTavg

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