Benevolent Japan Has Graced the World With Golden Kit Kats

In their second reality changing offering in the last two weeks (the first of course, being this genius clandestine selfie-stick hand), the truly beautiful country of Japan has delivered yet again -- this time, with gold-infused Kit Kats, designed to be candy for both the eyes and mouth. Which doesn't happen enough, if you ask me. 

According to a press release by Nestle Japan, translated by Inventor Spot, Japan's Kit Kat Chocolatory stores (yes, Japan has entire stores devoted to Kit Kats) welcomed their one-millionth customer recently, and to commemorate the occasion, will be selling gold-chocolate single bars for 2,016 yen (roughly $16.30) in the month of December. The press release goes on to describe the taste to be "sublime bitter" as the ubiquitous candy bar will be laced with 24k gold leaf chocolate.  

Along with providing Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson with ambiguously romantic vacations, Japan's other favorite hobby is apparently tweaking with the classic Kit Kat formula, is this is not the first time they've decided to augment the candy. At any rate, this is probably the most glamorous iteration of the famed bar -- and it's not really cheap. So if you follow the advice of their classic jingle and ask you friend for a break, don't be surprised if you all you get is a cold, non-chocolatey shoulder.

Wil Fulton is a Staff Writer for Thrillist. He ate a silver Mento once. Or maybe that was just a quarter? Follow him @wilfulton

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