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In the United States, the Kit Kat is a grocery store and gas station staple. You grab one when you’re stocking up for road trips or when you see one next to you in the check-out line. Esquire writes that the candy bar is almost 90 years old, having been invented in the 1930s in York, England. But in Japan, the Kit Kat is actually very fancy.
In 2017, CNN reported “Gourmet versions, pioneered by [chef Yasumasa] Takagi, compete with a mind-boggling array of mass-produced flavors that to some palates might border on the bizarre.” You can get Wasabi Kit Kat, pumpkin pudding, adzuki bean sandwich, among others. And now, you can actually order Kit Kat sushi. Nestle wants to commemorate the opening of a new store at Itami Osaka International Airport, so they are offering the candy in three styles: Maguro (tuna), Tamago (egg), and Uni (sea urchin).
Don’t worry; if that sounds gross, you can take pleasure in the actual flavors: Maguro is raspberry, Tamago is pumpkin pudding, and Uni tastes like melon and mascarpone cheese, wrapped in seaweed, according to Esquire. This isn’t Kit Kat sushi’s first run though. In 2016, Nestle introduced the idea as an April Fool’s joe. A year later, they started selling them in a specialty shop in Tokyo.Read the full story at Esquire