Another new Kit Kat store opening...this one in Ginza
It's going to be another nice winter day and the rest of the week is looking pretty much the same although we may see some rain on Sunday. Highs all week will be between 10C and 13C and overnight lows around 1C or 2C.
Good news for Kit Kat fans! Not only is a new Kit Kat specialty store set to open, it’ll be giving away sushi Kit Kats!
That’s right, we’re happy to report that Nestlé Japan will be opening its first stand-alone Kit Kat Chocolatory store in Tokyo’s Ginza district on Februray 2nd, and what’s more, they’ll be commemorating the event with gifts of special sushi Kit Kats!
Since the first Kit Kat Chocolatory opened in January 2014 offering premium and exclusive Kit Kats, the franchise has expanded to eight stores across Japan. So far they have all been in-store establishments located within major department stores. This ninth and newest addition in Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood will be the Chocolatory’s first stand-alone store, and for the grand opening, they’ve created a unique set of three Kit Kats in the shape of sushi! It’s really quite ingenious how they combined Kit Kats and rice puffs coated with white couverture chocolate to achieve the sushi-like look.
▼ The maguro (tuna) version is topped with a raspberry flavored Kit Kat.
▼ The uni (sea urchin) Kit Kat sushi is made with a Hokkaido Melon with Mascarpone Cheese flavored Kit Kat
▼ And this is the tamago (egg) sushi Kit Kat, featuring a Pumpkin Pudding flavored Kit Kat.
▼ They’re easy to eat with your hands, too!
The idea of a sushi Kit Kat was actually shared on social media by Nestlé Japan as an April Fool’s joke last year, and the response to it at the time was so huge that they decided to make it a reality. A total of 500 sets of the three sushi Kit Kats will be given away to customers making purchases of Y3,000 or more at the new Ginza store between February 2 and February 14, but if you want to get your hands on them, you’ll need to be there early, since only a limited number will be offered each day during the period on a first-come-first-served basis.
And here are some images of what the Ginza store is expected to look like.
The company also plans to open a cafe on the second floor in the next several months where customers will be able to try unique items such as baked madeleines made with Kit Kats or even create their own Kit Kats using toppings of their choice.
▼ You’ll of course also be able to buy various Kit Kat Chocolatory items from the standard “Sublime” chocolates to gift sets that come in packaging exclusive to the Ginza store.
The Kit Kat Chocolatory Ginza store is scheduled to open at 1:30pm on February 2, so mark your calendar if you want to be there for the opening!
Kit Kat Chocolatory Ginza store / キットカットショコラトリー銀座店
Address: Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Ginza 3-7-2
Open 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
And, as usual, if you happen to be in the area and are wondering what to get your favorite English teacher, well, this year please get me an apple or a banana...not chocolate. I'm off chocolate for the month of February.
Have a great day!