Source: Nestle Do Your Part for Disaster Relief in Japan by Buying Delicious Kit Kats 2018-08-01 Wed 2018-08-01 Wed In June this year, Osaka suffered a 6.1 magnitude earthquake and later that month southwestern Japan was hit with torrential rain which caused flooding and landslides. Emergency services and relief efforts at the time were swift but a month later there is still work to be done. In order to raise extra funds for the areas, Kit Kat are releasing a coveted version of the iconic chocolate bar, the momiji manju flavour. These aren’t a new creation, but previously were only available to buy in Hiroshima. For the purpose of raising money for disaster relief, they will be available nationwide for the first time. A box of these mini Kitkats will be sold for 160 yen (not including tax). For each box sold 10 yen will be donated to relief efforts in the disaster struck areas. Source: Nestle Momiji manju is a traditional Japanese sweet from Hiroshima prefecture. Sweet red beans are wrapped in dough and then baked, and they usually come shaped like Japanese maple leaves. Kit Kat even collaborated with the originators of the momiji manju, Takatsudo who created these treats way back in 1906. The Kit Kat version of the sweet is covered in momiji manju flavoured white chocolate and red bean powder is sandwiched between the wafers. Aki Izumiさん(@aki_izumi)がシェアした投稿 - 2018年 7月月30日午前4時58分PDT It’s not the first time Kit Kat have released special snacks to help with charitable causes. In 2016 they sold Kumamoto tea flavour snacks in aid of the Kumamoto earthquake relief efforts. 정세헌 大島セホン先生さん(@korjpn72)がシェアした投稿 - 2017年 9月月22日午前4時23分PDT If you would like to donate to the western Japan landslide and flooding relief here are some English-friendly sites where you can do so. By - Jess. Source:Nestle Tags: chocolate / Kit Kat / Osaka / Snacks grape Japan Food Do Your Part for Disaster Relief in Japan by Buying Delicious Kit Kats Related Article Adorable Chinese Zodiac Doughnuts from Krispy Kreme Japan Promise a Lucky New Year Kit Kat Japan Has Outdone Itself With Chocolate Cake-Filled Kit Kat Bars Koinobori carp streamer chocolates by Tirol are a fun way of celebrating Children’s Day Kit Kat Japan Reveal This Year’s Autumn Offerings Including Sweet Potato Chocolate Most delicious Japanese Snacks to Buy this year if you are coming to Japan Universal Studios Japan Gives Way To Final Fantasy Ride, Goods, and Food!