Finally, Japan won't be the only place with fun-flavored Kit Kats.

By Tim Nelson
November 25, 2019

In terms of candies that stand the test of time, the Kit Kat has to be towards the top of the list. There’s just something so satisfying about breaking off a piece of this crunchy, milk chocolatey delight. That perfected formula might explain why Kit Kat rarely relies on gimmicky flavors to get attention here in the US.

 

Well, from the look of a few product leaks, it seems like that’s about to change in a big, bold way. According to Instagram snack sleuth @JunkFoodLeaks_, 2020 will see the release of two new Kit Kat flavors that represent a definitive break from their typical milk chocolate mold. Specifically, they’re spicing things up with new editions of birthday cake and apple pie-flavored Kit Kats.

 

Since it’s the week of Thanksgiving, let’s start with the Apple Pie. Featuring what the packaging refers to as a “apple pie flavored white creme,” @JunkFoodLeaks_ says this fall festive flavor “has a great crunch in the center,” and notes that this Kit Kat “does embody some actual authentic apple flavor.” Overall, they seem to offer up a crunchy mix of cinnamon and apple to create a Kit Kat flavor that would make your grandmother proud.

The new Birthday Cake Kit Kat is also something to celebrate. @JunkFoodLeaks_ says these things feature an “impeccable crunch” and conjure “flashbacks to eating spoonfuls of funfetti cake frosting right out of the jar.” Combining that funfetti with a strong sweetness and satisfying crunch means “everything about this is an absolute slam dunk,” and I’m inclined to agree.

 

While the upcoming arrival of these new offerings might seem out of the blue, the truth is that they’re probably overdue to wind up in American stores. Japan has long had access to a much cooler variety of Kit Kats than we get on this side of the Pacific, and @JunkFoodLeaks_ reminds us that the upcoming Apple Pie variety already exists over there. Hopefully this is the beginning of a much-need correction of that cool Kit Kat imbalance.

As the Instagrams imply, these are limited edition offerings that us Americans won’t be able to get our hands on until at least some time in 2020. If you can’t wait that long, maybe some holiday-themed Cinnamon Kit Kats can tide you over until the new year. But from what I can tell, it seems like 2020 is looking up already.  

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