On a recent journey with my other half, we stopped off to get petrol and I dived into the garage to stock up with some goodies for the couple of hours ahead of us. I spotted these dark chocolate Kit Kat bars, and having tried most variations in the Kit Kat range, thought I'd give them a try. I'd never seen them before, and thought maybe they'd just been released, but when I found them on Dooyoo it looks like they've been round for a while, so maybe they're just being remarketed.
The packaging is red as you'd expect from the Kit Kat range, and this particular one caught my eye because it had a picture of the dark chocolate on the front. The packaging opens down the side of the bar, so you can either snap a bar off or eat it through the top of the packaging.
On opening the bar, the first thing that hit me was the intense smell of dark chocolate. The first bite left me with a very strong taste of chocolate mixed with the wafer biscuit unique to the Kit Kat range. I do like dark chocolate, but I have to admit that by the end of the second bar, I was feeling a bit sick and it was a bit rich. It also left a really horrible bitter aftertaste in my mouth after eating it, which meant I had to swiftly eat something else to get rid of it. The bar wasn't the easiest to eat in the car either, as the dark chocolate ended up on my hands and clothes due to the hot weather and the fact the chocolate is so noticeably dark I couldn't really get away with being messy!
I paid around 53p for this bar, which was the same cost as other standard chocolate bars, although noticeably they're not as filling and substantial as a Kit Kat Chunky for example. They are also stocked in multipacks in Tesco costing £1.89 for a pack of 9. This makes them 21p each so if they do take your fancy you'd be better off stocking up than paying the standard 53p each.
Nutritionally, each biscuit contains 106 calories (quite a lot for a small biscuit bar), 9g sugar, 6g fat, 4g saturates and a trace of salt. Personally, if I was going to consume this many calories I'd prefer to have something less rich and sickly.
I think these bars would be handy if you were craving a chocolate hit and had someone to share them with, then you would get a chocolate hit without feeling sick and you'd save yourself some calories.
We bought a 7 pack of the 2 bar Kit Kats from Morrisons for about 1.50. Reasonable I'd say, with each bar equalling just more than 20p. I first acquired my love for Kit Kats at my grandparents' house, and my love for dark chocolate was discovered thanks to my grandma being generous with some Bournville. So now that the two have been combined, it's great!
The dark Kit Kat's still the "Kit Kat" as you know it - 2 fingers joined together by chocolate lengthways, layered wafer and chocolate, foil wrapped with the thin paper sticker label type thing with all the information about ingredients etc on. There are 106 calories per 2 fingers, and considering I eat 4 to 8 fingers each time due to the moreish taste of Kit Kat, this mounts up quickly. (Not good!)
The wafer and chocolate melt in your mouth, they're crunchy at first, but not too crunchy, then soft and chewy. The foil keeps the fingers tasting fresh and at their best. The chocolate looks, smells and tastes rich, and you can compare it's quality to the likes of Bournville and the best dark chocolate on the market. It really is excellent.
I would say the taste, texture and the product overall is definitely worth the little money it costs. If you like dark chocolate then do not go without trying these! And if you like Kit Kats then you should try these too! A great chocolate and wafer biscuit in my opinion. One of my favourites. However I prefer the original Kit Kat, as I prefer milk chocolate to dark chocolate, as the cocoa tastes too overbearing for me, but you may have a different view.
We got these in a 7 pack a few weeks ago. I like Dark Chocolate and although I eat more Milk Chocolate there is something nice about the dark stuff. Wife hates it, but she doesn't know what she's missing.
Have never seen these in the 4 finger packs, but instead got a 7 pack of the individual 2 finger. I think these packs sell for around the 31.40 mark thesedays. but we got 2 packs for £2. So 1 of these packs for me, and a pack of the Mint ones for the wife - which I helped her eat.
Packaged the usual way. The 2 fingers are joined lenghtways together and are wrapped in a thin foil coating. There is a paper wrapper on the outside of this which has the ingredients and nutritional information on it. Per 2 fingered pack there is only 110 calories, so alright I guess. I could eat about 4 of these packs, so perhaps not that great for you.
This is just simple. it is a few thin layers of Wafer which has a thin covering of Dark Chocolate over it. Nothing special, but I like these are they are simple and tasty. This was my first time trying the Dark chocolate variety, and it was alright. The Chocolate tasted cocoa like and it smelt and tasted rich and dark.
Just really have to like dark chocolate to enjoy this. The Chocolate didn't seem any darker or any different quality than other makes, but this was a nice bitter Chocolate bar.
I haven't had a Kit Kat in ages but when I was at my mates the other day she gave me a Dark Chocolate Kit Kat that she brought from Tesco. I'm not mad keen on the normal milk chocolate ones but this dark one was delish and I enjoyed it sooooo much I'm going to go and buy some for myself!
It was a 2 finger Kit Kat that come in a multipack so I don't know if you can buy them separate or in the 4 finger version.
The wafer is the same as the normal Kit Kats, it's quite a thin piece of wafer but because it's all thin wafer piled on top of each other it makes it mega crispy and sweet. I think the wafer tastes a bit like coffee like the wafer you get in a Blue Riband but this one having dark chocolate on it makes it taste completely different to the milk chocolate Kit Kats even though the idea is pretty much the same.
The chocolate is yummy, I don't usually like Nestle dark chocolate but this one is quite creamy and has got a sweeter taste than most dark chocolate. It goes proper nice with the wafer and brings the sweetness of it out a bit better than the milk chocolate I think, I also like how the dark chocolate melts slower than the milk so you don't get your fingers covered in chocolate but it still melts nice in your mouth.
I deffo prefer this dark Kit Kat to the normal one because I like the chocolate better. I think this 2 finger one made a wicked change because the combo of dark chocolate and wafer is wicked and it was just big enough to stop me feeling hungry but deffo didn't make me feel sicky like the milk chocolate Kit Kats sometimes do.
Recommended... a delish change from a normal milk chocolate Kit Kat and one I'll deffo buy again even though I'm not usually mad keen on Kit Kats at all!!!
Have a break, have a Kit Kat.
So, it's Wednesday afternoon and I had a chocolate craving and the first thing I saw was a lovely 4 stick Kit Kat Dark bar!! Maybe it was the bright red packaging that drew my eye to it or maybe it was the fact that there are 4 sticks and all for only 233 calories but needless to say, the chocolate bar did not last long. Also, it is a lovely dark chocolate instead of the original milk chocolate and I felt like a bit of a change.
Like I said, Kit Kat's come in a bright red packet that is now made out of foil so it is guaranteed to be fresh when you open it. It even says on the packet that the foil fresh wrapping is for extra crispiness. The chocolate itself is made up of what can be described as fingers, with three layers of crème-filled wafer and then all of that is covered with a layer of chocolate.
There are various ways I think in which people eat a Kit Kat, much like there are different ways to eat a Cadbury's Cream Egg. I tend to nibble the ends of as the chocolate seems to be a bit thicker at the ends then it is on top. I also nibble around the sides of the fingers as this chocolate is also thicker than the top. Then some people will break the Kit Kat in half which was made popular but the tv commercials showing people breaking it with the phrase, "Have a Break, have a Kit Kat!" I find the chocolate to be of a very high quality, like all Nestle chocolate actually and the wafer is always very crispy and fresh. The layers of crème are not too thick but enough to give the bar a bit of texture and flavour. They do not really have a flavour, they just taste like crème but have a nice taste to them. Kit Kat's do actually come in different flavours now such as Orange, Original milk chocolate, mint and White Chocolate!
Each stick is approximately 12 cm long and 1cm wide. The sticks are joined together by chocolate but it is very easy to break apart the different sticks to share with others (though why you would share chocolate with others I don't know!!)
Kit Kat's are now produced by Nestle but when they first came out they were developed by Rowntree as far back as 1935! The idea apparently came about when an employee at the Rowntree's factory suggested they should come up with a snack that "a man could have in his lunch box for work."
Apparently, according to a website I visited, "the name is believed to have come from the Kit-Cat Club, an 18th century Whig literary club founded in the reign of James II and located at Christopher Catling ("Kit Cat")'s pie-house in Shire Lane, by Temple Bar.
Like I said, a four stick bar has only 233 calories. It's a little bit more than another type of chocolate bar but it's also bigger than say a Mars etc so it is worth it. So, if you're looking for a tasty treat this afternoon look no further than a Kit Kat!!
I have for a long time now been a fan of the humble KIT-KAT biscuit, two or four (depending which size you buy) thin wafer fingers covered in a delicious milk chocolate but wait I have found something better, the same thin wafer fingers now come covered in a much tastier dark chocolate.
KIT-KAT have made a few different varieties of the snack now including a mint version and a cappuccino version but the dark chocolate one is definitely my favourite, the dark chocolate seems to compliment the light crisp wafer better than the milk chocolate did even though the milk ones are very nice too.
You can buy these in packs of nine for around £1.20 a pack but they are almost always on two packs for £2 in Asda so you can save a few pennies, ever since I first tasted the dark chocolate ones my biscuit barrel has been stuffed full with them and will continue to be.
These first appeared as a limited edition but I am fairly sure this is their third appearance and this time they are here to stay, I guess the limited edition carry on was just to see how they would sell.
I could go into detail on the wrappings and such like as others do but it seems so pointless, I will say however that these can easily be spotted apart from the original ones as the milk chocolate ones are wrapped in red wrappers and these in dark brown.
If you haven't tried them then go grab some today you will not regret it!!
The basics are the same as a normal kit kat, 2 fingers if layered wafer, densely packed, with intermittent wafer and chocolate intertwined, so that on biting into it it is both hard but soft to chew. Strange though this is its enjoyable and its fefinately unique because the texture and way that eventually it melts in the mouth is the same.
This version though offers dark instead of milk chocolate which is just slightly bitter and works excellently. As a variant I am very pleased that this ia a new option as sometimes the original variety can get a bit too sickly sweet. If I had a choice between the twi I'd choose the dark chocolate option.
At the moment there seems to be a trend for a lot of the major confectioners to vary known and long standing favourites. This is another example of this and what it does is appeal to those out there who are looking for something a little bit different, it is one of those options that has actually worked.
Kitkats are a fantastic biscuit chocolate product and are something that I often get as they can be picked up really cheaply. These dark chocolate kitkats are made up in the same way as the usual kitkat however instead of using milk chocolate they use dark chocolate instead.
Like the original kitkats they are either two or four thin long fingers of biscuit layers coated in chocolate. The chocolate itself is nestle dark chocolate, the dark chocolate really works with the kitkat it makes the product taste a lot stronger in chocolate flavour and goes especially well if you have it with a cup of tea or a glass of milk as the flavour comes through well.
They are also really cheap you can get a four finger bar for the same or cheaper than most chocolate bars and they seem to last long when eating them too as you essentially have four bars, and sometimes I even break them in half and only have half at a time.
They also come in big packs as they are a kind of biscuit product too meaning you can make a really good saving when you buy them in multi packs which is what I usually do. They are a delicious product, they are cheap to buy and they are good to eat with pretty much anything or anytime. Not everyone likes these ones in my household though so I do usually stick to the original ones even though I do really like these too.
One of the most memorable and successful advertising campaigns of the 1990's was for Nestles Kit Kat. Who can forget their famous catchphrase, "Have a break, have a Kit Kat". It must have convinced millions of more customers to try this lovely wee chocolate wafer bar, as ever since it was first produced way back in 1935, Kit Kat has been a firm favourite of British and Irish consumers, (it's the UK's leading confectionary brand) and has long been one of Nestles' biggest money spinners.
Everybody these days surely knows what a Kit Kat looks like, in its distinctive red and white wrapper. It's on sale practically anywhere you can buy a biscuit or chocolate bar, so is very hard to miss. These days Kit Kat comes in "foil-wrapped" bars which I suppose is to keep it fresh for longer and prolong its shelf life.
Its popularity is well found, mind you, as it is the ideal wee snack anytime you are having a cuppa, be it tea, coffee, a soft drink, or whatever else takes your fancy. With its four fingers of delicious chocolate coated crunchy wafer (or the two finger variety if you're not so hungry) Kit Kat never fails to hit the spot.
As well as in the biscuit barrel, I usually have a few bars in the glove box of my taxi, or stashed away in one of the pockets of my golf bag.
Kit Kat is quite sweet to the taste, at least if you indulge in the milk chocolate variety. My own personal favourite is the relatively new "Kit Kat Dark", which is, as the name suggests, a plain chocolate variant to cater to the tastes and cravings of those amongst us who prefer our chocolate a wee bit richer tasting and with a little more bite. The wrapper is also darker than the traditional red and white, so its hard to miss on the shelves.
You can also buy Kit Kat in a variety of other flavours such as Kit Kat Caramac, (caramel flavour and fairly tasty) Peanut Butter (never tried it) and so on, and there have been various other exotic flavours over the years. Even an ill-fated "Christmas Pudding" flavour. (It never caught on!)
Kit Kat also comes in large chunky bars for those of you who like to break with tradition, and prefer a larger solid chocolate bar to sink your nashers into.
We usually buy our Kit Kat in the local supermarket in the 2- Finger 10pk (210 Gram) for Euro1.99. (Or two packs for Euro3.00) But, of course, the price varies depending on where you purchase it, and what size or variety of bar you prefer.
© KenJ Nov 2009
Kit Kat Dark
I love milk chocolate, but for some reason when it comes to biscuits I prefer them to be covered in dark chocolate. Since the new year I have been following the slimming world food optimising plan (it's not a diet?!). However, I have to have my daily chocolate fix. My sin (syn) of choice is Nestle Kit Kat dark - the two finger bar.
Each bar contains only 106 calories, but 6.1g of fat. This means I use 5 of my 15 syns a day on this quick pleasure. Is it worth it? Well I think so...
The packaging looks almost identical to the ordinary Kit Kat. The well known red and white KIT KAT logo is set on a red and dark brown background. Black writing on a silver panel warns you that these are covered DARK chocolate.
The packet I purchased contained 9 individual bars. It is wrapped in the traditional silver foil and then has an outer wrapper of dark brown with a picture of dark chocolate. Nigella Lawson would probably describe this wrapper as 'seductive'! There is also a reminder of the fact that this bar contains 'only106 calories'. I think Nestle are almost trying to market this as a healthy bar - who are they trying to kid?
The taste test....
Open the foil..... snap the bar in half.... inhale the chocolaty aroma.....and bite.....
Mmmm! The smooth, dark chocolate is intense but goes perfectly with the sweet, crunchy wafer biscuit. Pure heaven.
I like this because it's not too sweet. It satisfies my chocolate cravings without making me want more (well most of the time!) Dark chocolate is also better for you as it contains iron and less sugar.
Nestle seem to be brining out all sorts of varieties of Kit Kat at the moment from mint to caramel, but my favourite by a long way is the Kit Kat Dark.
Cost - often on offer - I paid £1 for 9.
The kit kat - a British instituation - and this dark chocolate version certainly does compliment the kit-kat family well. Notably the calorie count on the cover indicates that with the dark chocolate version, and the less sugar required to create a tasty flavour, is less than the standard kit-kat.
It's a fantastic snack. The dark chocolate, despite having less sugar, does still have that addictive quality found with all kit-kats. Each stick is quite thin, but this certainly does not detract from the experience.
For the added attraction of being lower in calories and still as tasty then I feel it is a viable and worthwhile alternative to the milk chocolate version of this product.
The new wrapper does however slighlty let me down. the nostalgia assiciated with that silver foil is unmistakable. Maybe it should be easy to differentiate it from the milk version... but with the quality and president set by that silver foil I feel that this would top off a great product,
I tried one of these for the first time today, having been a fan of the Kit Kat brand for many years I was left rather surprisingly dissapointed.
I bought it for around 30p from a local shop, which sounds like a lot and I suspect this was due to the fact it was a local newsagents likely splitting multipacks. Don't expect to pay this much normally.
For some reason the combination just doesn't work. The combination of wafer with milk chocolate in the 'normal' Kit Kat is brilliant and has just the right level of sweetness to taste nice and relaxing, but for some reason the bitterness of the dark chocolate overpowers the wafer leaving a sour taste in your mouth, which coming from someone who prefers dark chocolate to milk is surprising.
It could be that if this was done in a Kit Kat chunky format that it would be preferable as they tend to have more wafer to chocolate than the smaller counterparts.
I absolutely love normal Kitkat particularly the original four finger milk chocolate bar though the chunky one is nice but sometimes I find the amount of chocolate overwhelms the biscuit taste. I have also tried the peanut butter version and liked that but I am not generally a fan of dark chcocolate as I prefer the creamy taste you get with the milk variety.
A Kitkat Dark will normally cost about 50p at the newsagent but I often see multipacks for about the £1.50 mark and have seen those sold 2 for £2 in Sainsburys.
The Kit Kat dark comes in a dark brown wrapper as opposed to the traditional red which empahsises the cocoa within. On the front there is the big red Kitkat logo and the calories per bar is given as 236 which is only marginally less that the standard milk chocolate which surprised me a lot.
As with the original Kitkat the bar has four fingers which are just snapped and split apart. Each finger has several layers of light biscuit surrounded by dark chocolate. The biscuit is fantastically crunchy yet light, not as heavy as a standard biscuit but lighter than wafer. The chocolate is indeed very dark and the cocoa taste was right at the forefront. Apparently they use cocoa from Papa New Guinea and the Ivory Coast. However as with most dark chocolate it was just a bit bitter and though it didn't ruin the taste completely I missed the rich and creamy texture of the milk chocolate.
This bar has actually won a Consumer Survey of Product Innovation 2008 award but I can't say I was blown away by the concept of this product as lots of bars have a milk and dark version. For my part though I wouldn't turn it down if offered to me free, I don't think I'd choose to buy it on a normal basis. I'll stick to the original.
I am a fan of pretty much all Kit Kat products and this is no exception at all.
The familiar Kit Kat packaging is there, paper sleeve & foil wrapper but this looks darker and more sophisticated. I can't wait to get it home and rip the multipack open!
In the packet I brought there were 10 2 finger Kit Kats (all dark) and I also brought a normal variety. I paid £2 for 2 packs of 10 from Asda and this is quite a regular price offer so keep your eyes peeled.
I put my Kit Kats in the fridge (hidden in the salad box!) to cool them to get that extra crisp bite which I so adore with chocolate.
Once the paper sleeve is removed and the foil is opened there are two dark chocolate covered Kit Kat fingers all ready to be devoured. The two fingers are around 115 calories so not bad when enjoyed in moderation (maybe just four a day!). The chocolate is very tasty and slightly bitter (just how I like my dark chocolate) and the wafer is deliciously crisp mainly thanks to the chilling in the fridge.
I would highly recommend this product, it's very tasty and will be a great chocolate fix for anybody in need. It's small enough to fit neatly in to lunch boxes or handbags but keep out of the sun otherwise it will have melted and stuck all over the foil and then you'll have to spend an age licking the wrapper like some desperate addict!
I am rating this product 5/5, it's crisp and crunchy and the chocolate is superb.
I sometimes wish I didn't have such a literal imagination, it's hard to think of KitKats without thinking I am going to eat a chocolate covered pussy cat! (I know, weird!) However...I love KitKats and I thought I would give the plain version a try. I much prefer dark or bitter chocolate to milk chocolate, so these sounded ideal to me.
The wrapper is much the same with the easily recognisable KitKat logo covering most of the front. The two wafers are wrapped in tin foil which keeps them nice and crisp. Slide your thumbnail along the middle, snap it in half and you're ready to go. The trouble is that it's hard to eat just one of the fingers. Of course if you are polite (like me!) you will offer the other finger to someone to share. Also, if you are greedy (like me) you will hope that they are full up or have developed an aversion to tin foil or something! Usually they take it with little thought for my generosity and sacrifice. (rolls eyes piteously to Heaven. Ah well!)
The plain bar is just as crispy and tempting as the milk chocolate one but for me, the hint of bitterness in the dark chocolate makes the fingers that bit more enjoyable. Nestles is not the best chocolate, it can sometimes feel a bit coarse and grainy on the tongue, but the combination of chocolate and wafer bar is a winner.
As with the milk chocolate KitKat the wafers are always generously covered with chocolate. For some reason I usually bite the ends off first then eat the rest. One of my children used to try to bite all the chocolate off without damaging the wafer bar. He gave that delaying tactic up when the dog got fed up with the suspense one day and 'helped' him eat the bar.
The funny thing for me is that everybody thinks that their way of eating a KitKat is the only way to do it properly!
Coming in at 53 calories a finger it's a good way to have a snack and not pile on weight.
They usually cost around £1.40 for a pack of six two finger KitKats. I have seen them for under a pound sometimes in Asda. So they are not an expensive treat.
The one I am eating now has a best before date eight months away, so they have a good shelf life. (Not that they would need it in our household!)
I was going to list the ingredients but the writing on the label is too small for me to read, so that has saved you reading a boring bit!
I finished my bar about two paragraphs ago and there is still the sweet taste lingering in my mouth. Unfortunately it was the last one in the packet!
To finish, KitKat is responsible for my favourite ever advert where a man is patiently trying to photograph pandas. He turns to sit down and "Have a break, have a KitKat!" and the previously hidden pandas start skating and performing tricks behind his back. I loved that advert, do you remember it too?
2 Finger KitKat is the UK's number one biscuit. The 2 Finger KitKat was launched in the 1930s alongside the 4 Finger variant, and has remained the best-selling biscuit brand ever since. In the beginning, the 2 Finger KitKat was only produced as a milk variant, but is now available in Milk, Mint, Orange and since 2004, premium variants of Dark and White chocolate.