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Comsmopolitan KitKats: Flavors from Japan

Weird Food Products

Jess: Just when you think you really know everything about Kit-Kats, a product from Japan sets your opinions reeling. At Mitsuwa Marketplace we discovered these Kit-Kats in green tea and caramel flavoring. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they weren’t worth the four dollars we paid for them. When opening the caramel Kit-Kat’s package, you got a definate and lovely smell of caramel. Like caramel delicious enough to make you into an enraged ape diving for the Kit-Kat like it was some sublime banana. Unfortunately, the caramel Kit-Kat is a tease. It lied to us–to me. There was almost no caramel flavor.

The green tea one was even more of a rip off, at four dollars and no green tea flavor. At least they were beautiful, as James Houde’s photos let us see. At least.

 


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Mitsuwa Marketplace, April 5 2008

This review originally appeared in the Ramapo News.

We went to Japan this week. Well, no, we really didn’t, but Mitsuwa marketplace in Edgewater, NJ is pretty much the closest available center of all things Japanese—from food to toys to car accessories. As we drove down through Edgewater on our way to Mitsuwa, we heard an exotic chirp emanate from the trees. As it turns out, Edgewater is home to hundreds of green Wild Quaker parrots—an ‘invasive’ species, nobody knows how they got here. They are to Edgewater what pigeons are to New York City.

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