Damn, Japan, back at it again with the freaky Kit Kat flavours. The newest concoction? Chocolate containing real throat lozenge powder, called Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji — or Kit Kat Cough Drop Flavour.
Every serving of the limited-edition release that graces the palette is 2.1 percent throat lozenge powder. Nestle says the ground cough drop powder is kneaded into the bar’s white chocolate layers, creating a “fresh and invigorating flavour.”
That guy on the packaging is Yasutaro Matsuki, a former national football (soccer) player and manager, who’s since expanded into enthusiastic sports commentary. The bar’s design is to support TV Asahi sports broadcasts — as well as helping to soothe throats.
The Cough Drop Kit Kat costs 140 yen (US $1.28) in Japanese convenience stores, and is available till September 10, after the last 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying game between Japan and Saudi Arabia on September 5.
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