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Question Japanese Kit-Kats and Other Snacks - 11-03-2011, 04:44 PM

So, I've looked, and looked everywhere...
Does ANYONE know where I might be able to find these things like Green Tea Kit-Kats and the Doritos flavors exclusive to Japan in America, without going online?
Perhaps someplace like Daiso would carry them? Though, I've checked the Daiso at the mall... the best I can find are American-made shrimp-flavored chips.
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So, I've looked, and looked everywhere...
Does ANYONE know where I might be able to find these things like Green Tea Kit-Kats and the Doritos flavors exclusive to Japan in America, without going online?
Perhaps someplace like Daiso would carry them? Though, I've checked the Daiso at the mall... the best I can find are American-made shrimp-flavored chips.
Help?
Where are you? If you are in the NorthWest you could try Uwajimaya stores.
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Where are you? If you are in the NorthWest you could try Uwajimaya stores.
I've never heard of them!
But, yes, I'm about as northwest as it gets in america, in Washington state. Do they maybe have a website, perhaps with a store locator?


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....or in Southern California, New Jersey and Illinois you can try Mitsuwa Marketplace....
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I've never heard of them!
But, yes, I'm about as northwest as it gets in america, in Washington state. Do they maybe have a website, perhaps with a store locator?
Uwajimaya

It is a little hard for me to believe you are interested in Japan, live in Washington State and have never heard of Uwajimaya. There are three stores in the Seattle area.
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11-03-2011, 05:56 PM

There are 2 Ranch Markets in Washington.

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Uwajimaya

It is a little hard for me to believe you are interested in Japan, live in Washington State and have never heard of Uwajimaya. There are three stores in the Seattle area.
I'll admit I don't get out much. =P

Thank you guys, I'll be sure to check these places out!


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I wish England had somewhere like that Uwajimaya store!


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So I pretty much decided to create an account because I've been searching for these ever since moving to western WA. I actually just got back from the Uwajimaya store on 5th Ave. in Seattle and I couldn't find any Kit Kats there (minus the regular, chocolate kind). I've looked around a few other small Japanese stores around Westlake and Pike Place before. There's even a giant Korean store near me called H-Mart that I tried and couldn't find anything.

There's a lot of cool stuff in all those places, but what I've always wanted to try were the Japanese Kit Kat flavors...I'm trying to keep my hopes up.
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So I pretty much decided to create an account because I've been searching for these ever since moving to western WA. I actually just got back from the Uwajimaya store on 5th Ave. in Seattle and I couldn't find any Kit Kats there (minus the regular, chocolate kind). I've looked around a few other small Japanese stores around Westlake and Pike Place before. There's even a giant Korean store near me called H-Mart that I tried and couldn't find anything.

There's a lot of cool stuff in all those places, but what I've always wanted to try were the Japanese Kit Kat flavors...I'm trying to keep my hopes up.
What those who live outside of Japan do not realize is that these "special" flavors are almost always either for "a limited time only" or "region-restricted". Most of us Japanese do not buy these for the flavors, but do so for new conversation topics.

Try making friends with someone who resides in Japan and you will hopefully be able to try some of these. And there will always be new flavors because that is what the Japanese consumers demand --- "new things".

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