Nestlé Japan is famous for producing unusual Kit Kats but this December they’re set to release their most unique version yet: a Kit Kat encased in real gold.
The golden chocolate is being released to commemorate more than one million visitors to Nestlé Japan’s Chocolatory stores — located in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo and Fukuoka — which are entirely dedicated to selling exclusive varieties of premium Kit Kats.
▼ Japan has a total of eight Chocolatory boutiques.
Called the Sublime Gold Kit Kat, the unusual offering will be available as a single piece starting at the end of December, retailing for 2,016 yen (US$16.41), to coincide with the upcoming New Year celebrations. Using a premium, rich bitter-flavoured chocolate Kit Kat as its base, the gold leaf layer is added by hand, ensuring that these individually-crafted chocolates are among the most sought-after sweets of the holiday season. Only 500 bars will be made and they will be sold exclusively at the nation’s eight Chocolatory boutiques.
There will also be an opportunity to win an actual, 24-karat gold version of the iconic chocolate bar. Weighing in at 230 grams (8.1 ounces), customers who sign up for the Chocolatory membership program in January will be in the running to win the unique item.
Kit Kats glistening in gold can only mean one thing: There will be long lines at stores on the day of the release! Be sure to check the Nestle Japan news site for updates in case you want to have a break with this year’s rarest chocolaty sweet.