Guess that is one way to encourage people to take their medicine...
Kit Kat lovers, beware: The newest flavor of the candy bar just might shake your faith in those chocolate-covered wafers. Cough-drop–flavored Kit Kats are now being sold in Japan, and our only question is why?!
According to Japanese news site SoraNews24, the Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji, which translates to Kit Kat Cough Drop Flavor, is made with white chocolate that's mixed with enough throat-lozenge powder to make up a full 2.1% of each serving. SoraNews24 reports that a press release from Nestlé's Japanese office claims the Cough Drop Kit Kats have a "fresh and invigorating flavor" that can be yours for only 140 yen ($1.28) ... if you dare.
Fortunately, the cold remedy-slash-dessert is a limited edition and will be available in stores only until September 10. The "special" flavor was developed in honor of Asia's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches, which will take place over the next few months to determine the teams that will play in next year's World Cup in Russia; the cough syrup infused in the candy is reportedly meant to soothe the throats of overzealous soccer fans.