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  • George: From calorie count to portion sizes,

  • we wanted to find out all the differences

  • between Kit Kats in Japan and the US.

  • This is "Food Wars."

  • In Japan, our Kit Kats come in four sizes,

  • big little pouch bite,

  • minis,

  • and bar,

  • and classy one, Sublime.

  • So, one thing to note here regarding mini sizes,

  • the regular Kit Kat is 11.6 grams,

  • but the flavored minis, such as matcha,

  • are said to be slightly smaller, 11.3 grams.

  • So I'm going to weigh them now to confirm.

  • So, let's weigh a regular-flavor Kit Kat first.

  • It weighs 11 grams.

  • But it doesn't show the decimal points,

  • it says just 11 grams.

  • Let's weigh matcha flavor.

  • 12.

  • It's actually heavier than regular flavor.

  • Interesting.

  • Japanese Kit Kats have become popular all around the world,

  • and the US, of course, is no exception.

  • I just want to mention at the top here,

  • we're going to be talking about Kit Kats

  • that are native to our countries.

  • I know you can get them online.

  • I think Walmart.com has some of them.

  • Fantastic. They're imported. We know. Thank you.

  • In the US, our Kit Kats come in nine sizes.

  • Starting from the smallest,

  • we have a Kit Kat minis unwrapped,

  • then the thins,

  • miniatures,

  • snack size,

  • standard four finger,

  • the Big Kat.

  • From there, we move up to king size, which is,

  • a piece accidentally broke off

  • and then I accidentally ate it.

  • The Big Kat king size.

  • So it looks like it's just two Big Kats.

  • And the biggest size, the XL.

  • A bag of Kit Kat bites should have 11 bites.

  • Let's count in Japanese.

  • Ichi, ni, san, shi, go,

  • roku, shichi, hachi, ku, juu,

  • juuichi.

  • 11 bites.

  • And according to the bag,

  • the combined weight should be 50 grams.

  • So let's weigh all 11 bites.

  • Ooh!

  • It weighs 52 grams.

  • Good deal.

  • All of our US sizes come in a variety of units,

  • depending on your Kit Kat needs.

  • So many varieties.

  • Here's a few worth mentioning.

  • The minis. The biggest bag of minis unwrapped

  • you can get is 419 grams.

  • As the title implies,

  • these things are unwrapped little bites.

  • It's sold like it's for sharing, but get real.

  • Whoever sticks their hand in here first, it's their bag.

  • For the miniatures, according to Amazon,

  • you can get up to 4-pound bags,

  • aka 1,814.37 grams.

  • And what it looks like, they just sent me

  • a bag that's loosely 4 pounds of Kit Kat minis.

  • All the bars have their various packs.

  • None of them seem unusual.

  • I will, however, mention that

  • the biggest single purchase of a Kit Kat item you can get

  • is the king-size 24-pack.

  • The total here is 2,040 grams,

  • about 4.5 pounds of Kit Kat.

  • Here's all the Kit Kats exclusive to the US.

  • And here is all the Kit Kats native to Japan.

  • Kit Kat in Japan is made by Nestlé

  • and is one of the best-selling candies in the country.

  • One of the reasons for its popularity

  • is that Kit Kat has a good-luck charm in Japan

  • because the name Kit Kat in Japanese is Kitto Katto.

  • And Kitto Katto sounds like "kitto katsu,"

  • which means "you will surely win."

  • So the Kit Kat brand became associated with good luck.

  • And these Kit Kats are often given to students

  • before their exams.

  • For the past 20 years,

  • Kit Kat has introduced more than 350 unique flavors.

  • Wow!

  • Some of them are discontinued, unfortunately,

  • and some of them are regional,

  • so we couldn't get them by the filming of this episode.

  • Gomen ne!

  • So here are a few standard Kit Kat flavors in Japan.

  • Coffee break.

  • But it doesn't taste like coffee,

  • but goes well with coffee.

  • So I brought my coffee with me today,

  • so let's see how it goes.

  • Itadakimasu.

  • It's actually pretty good,

  • much better than expected.

  • So, next we have

  • melon.

  • Mm!

  • It's so melon.

  • It has way too strong melon flavor.

  • Next, we have chocolate orange.

  • Overall, not bad.

  • Next, graham cracker.

  • This is fantastic.

  • Next, I'm gonna go

  • cheesecake.

  • This is marvelous.

  • If you're a cheesecake person like me,

  • you will definitely like this.

  • Next, strawberry cheesecake.

  • You get some decent strawberry flavor

  • and cheesecake flavor at the same time, which is amazing.

  • Next, apple cinnamon.

  • I'm not a big fan of this.

  • There is a lot of cinnamon in it,

  • which makes this horrible.

  • Pistachio.

  • Look at this cute squirrel!

  • Kawaii ne!

  • Kawaii!

  • It's not great, but not horrible either.

  • Next, pudding.

  • Mm!

  • Mm, it's disgusting.

  • It's way too sweet.

  • Let's go next one.

  • We have strawberry milk.

  • Ah!

  • Holy crap.

  • This is nasty.

  • This is the worst one.

  • So, this is the last one.

  • I've got cookies and cream.

  • This is the best thing I have ever had in my mouth.

  • Sorry to interrupt.

  • But believe it or not,

  • the US does have a few exclusive flavors

  • you can't get in Japan.

  • First up,

  • pumpkin pie.

  • Yo!

  • This tastes exactly like pumpkin pie.

  • Yeah, they hit it out of the park with that one, wow.

  • Key lime pie.

  • This one's so good.

  • It tastes just like key lime pie.

  • These are both fantastic.

  • Fruity cereal.

  • What cereal is this?

  • Is that Froot Loops?

  • Tastes exactly like Froot Loops.

  • Gingerbread.

  • Raspberry creme.

  • I love this one.

  • Yo, Joe,

  • Yuelei.

  • All right, try it, let's go.

  • What do you guys think?

  • Yeah, yeah, Starbursts, good call.

  • Witch's brew?

  • "Crispy wafers and marshmallow flavored cream."

  • These are great.

  • Yeah, it has, like, a frosting flavor to it.

  • Then we got glow in the dark.

  • Wait, what's supposed to glow in the dark?

  • The packaging or the ... ?

  • That's not fun!

  • I thought this was going to glow in the dark!