At 500 yen (US$4.50) a stick, these are no ordinary Kit Kats.

Japan loves Kit Kats, and it’s not hard to see why. Aside from being available here in a variety of delicious flavors like onsen steamed bun and sake, Nestlé Japan often donates a portion of the chocolates’ sales to natural disaster relief funds.

But while the humble and affordable wafers have won a place in Japan’s heart, the country’s foodies also have a soft spot for fancy, premium-priced treats. So when we stopped by the Kit Kat Chocolatory in Tokyo’s swanky Ginza neighborhood, our eyes were quickly drawn to the most luxurious items behind the counter: a pair of special Kit Kat flavors that sell for 500 yen (US$4.50) each.

Both varieties are part of the Kit Kat Moleson line, which top the chocolate sticks with sophisticated ingredients such as nuts and dried fruits. And to be clear, that 500-yen price tag isn’t for a box filled with individually-wrapped paired wafers, but for a single piece.

We’d previously tried the limited-time Mother’s Day Rose Moleson Kit Kat, but this time we decided to double our pleasure by buying two flavors, starting with Sublime Milk, which is topped with crushed almonds and dried cranberries. Next was the Sublime Matcha, featuring sweet red beans, yuzu citrus zest, and puffed brown rice.

After completing the purchase, we took our edible treasures back to SoraNews24 headquarters and laid them on a plate to admire them before taking a bite. Each Moleson Kit Kat is made by hand, and the matcha flavor, with its marbled green tea chocolate, is particularly beautiful to look at.

Unfortunately, while we were busy being captivated by the beauty of our expensive Kit Kats, our coworker P.K. Sanjun snuck up and ate them both.

▼ P.K.: Always willing to pitch in on dessert taste-test projects

So how were they? “Good,” P.K. says. “They’re good, just like you’d expect Kit Kats to be. Especially the matcha, with the green tea leaves kneaded into the chocolate and the sweet red bean topping, is lovely.”

However, like P.K. said, he also thinks regular Kit Kats are pretty delicious, and he’s perfectly happy with regular-priced Kit Kats. If you’re looking to splurge on a unique, mature Kit Kat experience, though, or if you’re shopping for souvenirs and want to bring back some special Japanese Kit Kats that are more unique than the already world-famous normal green tea ones, the Moleson line is definitely worth checking out.

Shop information
Kit Kat Chocolatory (Ginza branch) / 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 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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