Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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KitKat Fine Dark
Advantages: Makes a lovely treat
Being a diabetic chocolate is something that I cannot not just eat all of the time when I fancy it, if I have it it is more than likely to be due to low sugar levels or as a bit of a treat occasionally. I recently had a hospital appointment which always means a bit of a wait, my appointment was at 3:00pm which I knew would mean a late dinner, if this happens I have to have a snack to keep my sugar levels stable, I decided to treat myself to some chocolate and saw the new Nestle KitKat 70% Dark chocolate bar, I really lie Kitkat and love dark chocolate so decided to give it a go.
The 4 finger Kitkat 70% Dark came in the regular rectangle shaped plastic packet which is just slightly bigger than the chocolate bar, the inside of the packet is made from foil to help keep the contents fresh. The front of the pack is split in 2 halves with a gold curved line, one half of the packet is red with the Kitkat logo covering it, this is a large white oval shape with the word "Kitkat" written across it in red, just above this is a red 'shape' with the word "Nestlé" written in it in white lettering, in the corner of the red section is the Fairtrade symbol, this is small but is in black and white so stands out against the red background. The second half of the packet is a dark brown colour, this has a gold oval with the word "New" written in it in brown writing, just below this in gold writing are the words "70% Dark 70% coco Solids", the calorie content is also written on this section. On both sides of the packet which is more visible when the chocolate is present are the words "Have a Break, Have A Kitkat" with the word "Kitkat" being written in the same style as the logo, a white oval with red lettering. The back of the packet is also split in 2 halves but this time vertically, the top half is red this is taken up with the barcode and a statement about the Coco Plan which KitKat support, this section also contains the Kitkat slogan "Have a break have a kitkat". The bottom half of the packet is dark brown and contains information such as the ingredients, nutritional information and the nestle logo. All of the information is neatly set out and easy to read.
The Chocolate Bar
The actual chocolate bar itself looked like any regular Kitkat bar, it was made up of 4 fingers fused together with chocolate which was easy to snap to divide the fingers up. Each finger had the word "Kitkat" imprinted into the chocolate. Each finger is made up of layers of thin wafer on top of each other, this is then covered in a layer of dark chocolate, the only difference in appearance between the Kitkat 70% Dar and regular Kitkats is this one is quite a bit darker in colour.
The Cocoa Plan
With the Kitkat 70% Dark, Nestle KitKat are supporting The Cocoa Plan, this means that The Cocoa Plan works with Fairtrade to make sure there is a better deal for the Fairtrade Cocoa Farmer which supply them, this helps to secure a better future for the Cocoa farmers. This information is printed on the back of the Kitkat wrapper, however if you do want more information about The Cocoa Plan they do supply a website which you can visit (www.thecocoaplan.co.uk)
What I particularly liked about this was it gave you the information per bar as well as per 100g
Personally for me this is rather a lot of calories to consume for just a snack, however I wanted something quick to eat, as well as something tasty, especially as I had a hospital appointment, also I wanted the extra sugar to keep my levels stable until I could get home for dinner.
I purchased my Kitkat 70% Dark from my local Tesco and a single 4 finger bar cost be 58p, personally I think this is quite a reasonable price as some chocolate bars can be quite expensive for just one bar, especially if you buy them from a vending machine, compared to some other brands this was one of the cheaper bars available. I usually buy my chocolate bars in multi packs as I find this a cheaper way to buy them, however on this occasion I just wanted one bar so was happy to pay.
When I bought the Kitkat 70% Dark, I knew that I lied Kitkat so knew that I was going to enjoy the bar, however I wasn't sure whether the 70% dark version would be as good as the original. I was pleased to see that each finger had quite a thick layer of dark chocolate covering it, the chocolate itself had a very distinctive taste to it, much 'stronger' than that of regular dark chocolate, I put this down to the content of 70% cocoa, the chocolate had an almost bitter taste to it which went perfect with the sweetness of the wafer inside, despite the slightly bitter taste which I do find you get with dark chocolate, the chocolate was very creamy, again this complimented the slight bitterness of the chocolate.. I would definitely recommend the Kitkat 70% Dark, especially if you are a chocolate lover like me, and also like dark chocolate, this is the perfect treat.
Summary: A bitter sweet treat