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We all know the ad: "Have a break... Have a KitKat." But whether you truly turn to this treat when at the office pantry during your downtime or not, you'd have to admit that KitKats have become a staple but keep their identity fresh. Named by Time Magazine as 'The Most Influential Candy Bar of All Time' in 2014 and voted as the 'Best Chocolate Bar In The World' in 2018, it's safe to say that KitKats truly sealed their place not just in our snack time but also in pop culture. 


But what makes this candy bar more interesting are the unique variants only found in the land of everything quirky: Japan. That's right! As if its own global popularity isn't enough, Japanese KitKat flavours are a whole 'nother level because of their eccentricity. In fact, almost 300 different seasonal, regional, and limited-edition flavours are made and sold solely in the country, making it one of their biggest souvenir items. 


With all the flavours of Japanese KitKats out there, there's bound to be one based on your office personality — perfect because they're the ideal break-time snack, get it? Curious to know which Japanese KitKat flavour matches yours? We've laid down the deets below. 


The go-getter


Your Japanese KitKat Flavour Based On Your Office Personality - The go-getter

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When it comes to presentations, meetings, cases, and everything that needs details and actions, you are everyone's go-to person. They know that they can rely on you even in the biggest projects because of your determined personality. And you also show your teammates that you are always willing to extend a hand to get things done. Just like the KitKat Tamaruya Honten Wasabi's mix of sweet and mellow chocolate with a kick of high-quality wasabi working together in harmony, you know how to work both your strengths and weaknesses to achieve a great end goal for you and the whole team. 


The ray of sunshine


Your Japanese KitKat Flavour Based On Your Office Personality - The ray of sunshine

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The office can get tense sometimes because of many deadlines and big projects. But you serve all the positivity in the room. Your optimistic personality easily uplifts everyone's mood and you are known high and low in the ranks as someone who is kind and gets well with everyone. That's why the KitKat Strawberry Cheesecake flavour is your right match. Irresistible, just the right amount of sweet, and not too intimidating which makes it ideal for even the pickiest of eaters, you share the idea of being a safe company without being short of fun and interesting. 


The problem solver

Your Japanese KitKat Flavour Based On Your Office Personality - The problem solver

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Enigmatic and calm, you're often the brains behind some of the team's biggest breakthroughs, especially when trouble arises. You often butt heads with people because of your strong-willed persona and your straightforward approach to matters but everyone knows to respect your opinions because you do the same with others. Your openness to see every angle makes you a great collaborator despite your unusual way of seeing things, making the KitKat Itohkyuemon Roasted Tea your perfect snack persona. Made in collaboration with Uji, one of Kyoto's long-established teahouses, this candy bar mixes tradition and novelty in one rich and delectable flavour, much like your personality that's utterly compelling despite being intuitive and reserved.


The party planner


Your Japanese KitKat Flavour Based On Your Office Personality - The party planner

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As the resident social butterfly, you're automatically in-charge of planning, whether it's someone's birthday or something as big as the team Christmas party. You know all the best drinking hubs and the food places with the most upvotes. You have a way to convince almost everyone to join the get-togethers you organise. But that's not to say you're a total party animal. You know how to have a good time but know what type of partying suits the occasion. You take care of your guests and know that the party isn't just about you, but also about everyone's enjoyment. This makes you a solid party planner — and reliable friend and teammate — for all types of gigs. So your perfect fit? Something sweet and crisp in flavour but goes in with a kick like the KitKat Masuizumi Japanese Sake to match your chameleon-like personality.

The style icon

Your Japanese KitKat Flavour Based On Your Office Personality - The style icon

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Every office has a style maven and in yours, that's you. You're someone who always gets compliments about your outfit or your makeup and you're even the go-to person for advice when it comes to these matters. Whether or not you're making a conscious effort, your officemates just know that you're the one to look up to when it comes to an elevated girl boss aesthetic. Just like the KitKat Shinshu Apple flavour, you pack on the sweetness, the spunk, and the impeccability without going over-the-top. 


The office mum

Your Japanese KitKat Flavour Based On Your Office Personality - The office mum

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Does someone need some headache meds? You've got some in your purse. Notice that the newbie keeps on eating junk foods? You share with them your home-cooked lunch the next day. Whether or not you're an actual mum, you're a natural carer and no one can deny it. Chances are, you're the mum friend back when you were in school and it translated even now that you're already working. Everyone adores you for it. Just like the KitKat Momiji Manju flavour that relates to the popular comfort food confection in Hiroshima, you give a taste of home and warmth to your officemates when it comes to both words and actions. 


(Cover photo from: @kitkat_japan_official)


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