Kit-Kat Studies for Philippine Flavors and Packaging
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    What if we Filipinos enjoy unique Kit-Kat flavors, too, just like in Japan? Studying what-ifs and more, I made 12 samples of Philippine flavors I… Read More
    What if we Filipinos enjoy unique Kit-Kat flavors, too, just like in Japan? Studying what-ifs and more, I made 12 samples of Philippine flavors I'm sure we will all enjoy. Read Less
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Hi again!

Last 2014, I went to Japan with my friends and colleagues for the Japan-East Asia Network
of Exchange for Youth and Students or the JENESYS program. There, we knew different situations, explored places beyond Tokyo,
and even experienced living the Japanese way. But there's one thing we're still fascinated about Japan:

Different seasonal and regional Kit-Kat flavors.

Yes, it is quite a bizarre for us to see that there are actually more Kit-Kats aside from
the Chocolate variant (although some of us already knew of the Green Tea (Matcha)
flavor that's already available here. Sadly, all other flavors are not available elsewhere but only in Japan.

So yes, we have to hoard lots if we want to. As for me, I already tasted Chocolate (of course), Green Tea Matcha, Hokkaido Red Bean, and Strawberry. 
I even brought boxes back to the Philippines.

Now what?

What if we also have unique KitKat flavors that are exclusively sold in the Philippine market? Why not, right? We have different flavors that are truly and proudly Filipino. Unfortunately, it's just an imagination. But what do you know? Maybe Nestlé Philippines is already busy making these *clears throat, loud enough for Nestlé to hear me*

So until these imaginations become true, here are my packaging studies for Kit-Kat's Philippine variants. Enjoy the yummy and deliciously weird flavors!

UBE
One of the Philippine's tropical flavors pride, Ube Halaya, or better known as Purple Yam in English,
is a starchy, sweet dessert prepared for hours by the locals. Its abundance in the archipelago
makes it a mainstay for every Filipino fiesta, and is also present through different products
like jams, ice creams, candies, and more. Now, the classic is available through Kit-Kats.
PANDAN
Another tropical treasure, Pandan is a flavor extracted from a fragrant grass plant by
boiling. Its plant-y aroma relaxes everyone and is used in different ways: from cooking rice,
room scents, coffee, biscuits, etc. Refresh yourself with this cool flavor!
MAIS
Maize, one of the world's staple foods, is a popular vegetable/grain product in the Philippines.
Corns are produced locally as rice, and its sweet Philippine variety is continuously enjoyed by millions,
adults and children alike. Now, you don't have to eat corn the messy and hard way, there's Kit-Kat Mais!
MACAPUNO
Macapuno is an indigenous variety of coconut in the Philippines and Indonesia. These are jelly-like coconut flesh
containing high amounts of sugar - a reason why it is a local favorite. It is usually dried and sold to tourists
in Laguna; but a local ice cream maker included Macapuno as one of its feature flavors. It is now
present in groceries and supermarkets nationwide. In case you go nuts, try the coconut-y Macapuno.
SAMPAGUITA
For some, Sampaguita is just a flower, but for the adventurous, Sampaguita is no ordinary flower.
It is the national flower of the Philippines and is a member of the Jasmine plant.
Its fragrance captivate church-goers in the old times, but now, Sampaguita is also
an ice cream flavor, so it should also be tried on Kit-Kats. After this, you'll be proud you ate flowers.
LECHE FLAN
Also known as Egg Custard, Leche Flan is a fiesta mainstay althroughout the Philippines.
It is a mixture of Eggs, Milk, and Vanilla Extract. It is every mom's reward to self after
a tedious preparation of this caramelized egg dessert. Its creamy goodness will now
invade your palates, even if it's not yet fiesta time!
SAGING LAKATAN
The Philippines is a top exporter of bananas. The Lakatan variant, a similar version to plantain,
is a favorite addition to desserts, aside from being a dessert itself. Prepare your tastebuds
for a sweet treat we all deserve.
KAPENG BARAKO
Batangas is best known for its race of hardworking and brave people (aside from Cavite) and
one of the Philippines' homegrown coffee variants: the strong and rich Kapeng Barako.
Once you drink a cup of it, prepared to be sleepless and energized for hours!
Kapeng Barako will surely satisfy your coffee cravings for breaktime.
KALAMANSI
Okay. I know this sounds weird for most, but Kalamansi, just like Orange, deserve its spotlight.
Known internationally as Philippine Lime, Kalamansi will not be as strong as it should be as it
will be mixed with cream, so you won't have to do sour faces.
KASOY
Cashew Nuts are popular in Asia, and the Philippines is also home to a massive Cashew nuts production.
The nearest markets of Kasoy are located in Antipolo, Rizal and Laguna, for Metro Manila residents.
Frown no more, nutty meets Kit-Kat!
MANGGA-TABLEA
Topping fruit exports, Philippine Mangoes are enjoyed worldwide, and together with
the growing local Cacao production, Mangga-Tablea will deliver the fusion 
of fruityness and roasty goodness in every bite.

SILI-TABLEA
Already enjoyed by adventurous gastros, Sili-Tablea is a decadent break from the usual chocolate.
Spicing up the break moment, chili and chocolate explodes right into your mouth with its gooey chili-chocolate
sauce inside that will make you definitely drink more and eventually crave for more!
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