Kit Kat Chocolatory in Ikebukuro
This store is located at the south end of the north section of the basement food floor of the Seibu department store at the station. There is a hallway that runs between the two sections of the food floor and you'll see the Kit Kat store through the window. It is a slightly larger and fancier food counter there in a corner, but it sells the gourmet Kit Kats you cannot get anywhere else other than a Kit Kat Chocolatory store.
I had read a lot about this store and wanted to grab a few of these to try. At the moment, one of their deluxe products are the I Love Fruits (fruit flavoured Kit Kats). They are like 2 dollars for a little stick (much like buying fine chocolates for the price). If the line isn't long, I highly recommend picking some up if you are in the area. Remember, Ikebukuro has the Evangelion Store, the Pokemon Store Mega Tokyo, the flagship branch of Animate, Shonen Jump J World, and the Durarara the anime is set here.
|The Kit Kat Chocolatory. Nicely themed. There is even a Kit Kat chandelier. I arrived 15 minutes at 9:45, before it opened and there were only 5 people in line in front of me.|
|A couple of the deluxe Kit Kat types.|
|The more regular gift boxes.|
|They have these nicely packaged I Love Fruit Kit Kats theare are about $15 for a box of 10 (can't remember the exact price). You get 2 strawberry, 2 blueberry, 2 raspberry, two coconut, and two passion fruit.|
Other Varieties of Kit Kat
I also looked for the many other varieties of Kit Kat as Japan has many regional types of Kit Kat too, but wasn't really too successful. Rum Raisin seemed to be more common for some reason. I even tried the specialty souvenir stores in Tokyo Station near Character Street / Ramen Street by the Calbee+ store and no luck this time. I had heard they had gift sets of the regional Kit Kats from all over Japan, but there weren't any when I was there. There were some of the other types though.
|I found these green tea and the Easter apple/pumpkin Kit Kats in these bags (12 little twin bars each) at a supermarket. The apple/pumpkin are nice with a nice little hit of apple juice flavour.|
Over at Odaiba, in Aqua City, I did find a big stash of Kit Kats in a souvenir store up on the 4th floor near the Fuji TV Noitamina store.
|Have to buy these by the big box unfortunately. 1500 yen for a box (not bad for the price)|
|Strawberry and Sakura|
|Love this Strawberry Cheesecake Mount Fuji Box. The Kit Kats tasted like a strawberry milkshake and were quite delicious!|
P.S. December 2017 Update. The Don Quixote stores seem to be stocking many varieties of Kit Kat and other Japanese souvenir snacks now. They have a pretty good food/candy selection, especially at the Mega Donki in Shibuya.
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