Having recently taken (and passed) the JLPT N2, I was very happy to receive a cars package from a certain reader. The package contained special-edition Kit-Kat candy from Japan:
Notice the Mos Burger logo in the upper right, too. These are the candy inside:
Kit-Kat is an American candy but they’re pretty popular in Japan and taste better I think because of the better quality ingredients ( no high-fructose corn syrup for example ). But also as the kind benefactor explained to me, there’s an inside joke too.
Kit-Kat is pronounced kitto katto (キットカット) in Japanese which sounds close to the words kitto katsu (きっと勝つ) meaning “probably/surely will win”, so they’re given as gifts to people taking entrance exams and such. Given my tribulations with the JLPT that’s the person in question sent to them to me: wish me luck on the exam.
It was a touching gift and lasted about 30 seconds between my wife, daughter and I.