“ Brand: Nestle „
Having been a fan of Kit Kat's for years and becoming a bigger fan of the Kit Kat Chunky when it came out in the late 90's, I was intrigued about the Kit Kat Senses, having seen it on sale in Home Bargains. It is of a similar nature to the Kinder Bueno chocolate bar, only with Nestle chocolate and the Kit Kat wafer, which is mixed with the praline centre. The mixture of praline and wafer is a nice combination of taste, making it an almost more posher version of a Kit Kat. There is also a caramel version of the Kit Kat Senses too. Prices for a single bar are around 50-60p (depending on which shop you go to), however Home Bargains and Quality Save (for people in the North West and Dewsbury) have them in stock at the moment for 25p each, while B&M have them for 29p, which makes it much more value for money. If you haven't tried them and wish to do so, those three places will be the best places to go, as it won't break the bank.
I don't usually eat chocolate or sweets and kitkat is a brand that I just don't usually buy. I really don't like the normal kitkat and I also don't like the kitkat chunky versions. But I love anything with hazelnut in it like the kinder bueno bars.
So after buying one, I have came to the conclusion that they are not like the other kitkat versions. I really like this chocolate bar thing as it is a bit like the kinder bueno that I like, as it too has the milk chocolateness (Which I don't think is a word, but it is now) and also the really nice hazelnut centre.
Nutritional information - per 31g bar
*2.3 of protein
*17.5g of carbohydrates
*And a big 9.5g of fat
I like this bar but only as a very occasional treat as it does have quite a lot of fat in, although on the back of the packet it says that 9.5g of fat is only 14% of your recommended amount of fat, which I don't really think is right - well its not like we go kitkat senses hunting to get it, so I don't think we need that much fat!
*Really yummy - with all the hazelnut and chocolate goodness
*Easy to open packet
*Easy to break off and share pieces
*Quite a lot of fat in one 31g bar
*Like the yummy kinder bueno... but not as good
Thank you for reading my review
Another way of branching out from the Kit Kat, the chunky and all of the different coloured variations (milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate) now seems to be a 'healthier' chocolate bar, or more specifically, one with lower calories. Boasting only 165 calories per bar, the Kit Kat Senses bars are available for around 45p each and are packaged similar to the Kit Kat chunky with bright red colouring and the name clearly visible on the front.
The bar itself is can be separated into five identical (and originally attached) segments, each containing the typical Kit Kat biscuit base but with a creamy hazelnut centre (not dissimilar to the inside of a Kinder Bueno) and covered in traditional Kit Kat chocolate (milk chocolate).
When biting into the bar you can tell that it is a Kit Kat product, although it is different enough to differentiate it from any of its rivals. The closest similarity in taste and texture is a Kinder Bueno in that it has a slightly crunchy base followed by a much softer centre and a layer of chocolate.
The bar tastes best refrigerated and has the typical shelf life of any similar chocolate bar. They are not as widely available as the normal Kit Kat or the Kit Kat chunky, although this may be due to them being relatively new (I think?). You are not left feeling full off one of these, although with only 165 calories to each bar, that would be quite difficult to achieve. I do like these bars and would happily eat another one, but I don't think it'd be my bar of choice when buying chocolate; but then again I don't see the point in considering health benefits on junk food!
I was lucky enough to be given a bar of this the other day at work. I have always liked kit kats, and had seen this product but never tried it, and I can't believe I have been missing out all this time!
I'm not sure how much one of these bars costs, but I would guess it's around the 50p mark, as most chocolate bars are nowadays.
The bar can be broken into 5 segments. I had this on my desk for a while, and thought it might have gone a bit sloppy as it wasn't in the fridge, but it was the perfect temperature, I imagine putting this in the fridge would ruin it slightly, as the filling might go a bit hard.
The basics of this bar is kit kat wafer, covered with a hazelnut praline/mousse sort of thing then covered in chocolate. The chocolate around everything was quite thin, but I think it's better that way as otherwise it may have been a bit sickly. The wafer was crunchy and sweet and the praline stuff was really lovely.
The taste of this reminded me a bit of a ferrero rocher. I think that's because of the wafer and praline combination.
This was a really nice treat, and I would actually buy this again. It just makes a plain kit kat a bit more interesting. It was very sweet though, but I like that.
The nutritional information is as follows: Calories 165, Protein 2.3g, Carbohydrate 17.5g,
Fat 9.5g, Fibre 0.5g, Sodium 0.03g. I think for a chocolate bar that tastes so sweet, and seems like a real treat, that's not a bad calorie intake, I expected it to be a lot higher.
Highly recommended if you like kit kats or ferrero rocher.
I am sure that Nestle have changed these bars from when they were first released as I wasn't overly keen on them then. I tried on yesterday and was amazed!! Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a good old fashioned kitkat but sometimes a change is great. I bought a multi pack of 5 of these bars in Sainsburys for £1.
Think of a normal kitkat that has grown to about half the size of a kitkat chunky and put a layer of hazelnut praline on top of the wafer but still under the chocolate and you have got a Kitkat Senses. You can smell the hazelnuts when you open the wrapper and the thick chocolate that covers the bar is very tempting indeed. The bar is split into 5 bite size sections. The chocolate is smooth and creamy (although not as good as Galaxy or Cadbury's it is still very nice). The wafer is much thicker than on a normal kitkat but it still has the lovely malty taste. The praline is soft, smooth and rich with a fabulous hazelnut flavour. I couldn't eat loads of the praline as it is sweet and would get sickly but there is just enough to be perfect on each chunk. The three together give you a lovely combination of flavours that compliment each other perfectly. The wafer gives a great texture to the other creamy and smooth ingredients.
The bar does contain milk, soya, wheat and hazelnuts but may also contain peanuts and other nuts so is not suitable for anyone who is allergic to any of those ingredients.
This bar is a winner for me!!
The only time chocolate is in my house is Easter and when my partner goes shopping, unfortunately for my scales, both has happened recently.
My partner came back from Morrisons with a pack of KitKat Senses, now im not going to lie, my mouth did start to water and I couldn't wait to eat the lot but I am regretting it now, after having to do a gruelling workout just to burn a couple of them off.
The packaging is in the normal KitKat style, a red packet with the KitKat logo and a picture of the product. The back contains all the boring nutritional information and ingredients. Each bar is preserved in a foil wrapping identical to the outer wrapping.
I put them in the fridge (not really thinking about where I should store them) and when I went to have one, I must admit it didn't have it usual creamy taste. I took one out to store in the cupboard for later and that one tasted a million times better once it had warmed up a bit.
If you refrigerate - Obviously everything goes hard, I think this makes the product taste average and not much different to other products.
If you store at room temperature - Well this is a completely different story, The creamy hazelnut topping melts in your mouth and taste delicious with the crisp of the wafer and crunch of the chocolate. It gives you a real feeling of luxury.
Milk chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa butter, Whole milk powder, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Butteroil, Emulsifier (Soya lecithin), Flavouring), Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable fat, Skimmed milk powder, Hazelnuts (3.8%), Butteroil, Cocoa mass, Invert sugar syrup, Flavourings, Cocoa butter, Whole milk powder, Emulsifier (Soya lecithin), Whey powder, Salt, Raising agent (Sodium bicarbonate), Colour: E150d. This product may contain traces of peanut and other nuts.
You can break the product up into 5 segments, they remind me a little bit like a kinder bueno, but this product is definitely more grown up and tastier.
Nutritional Information per bar
I think this is quite a good product its very tasty and is fair on calories, most chocolate bars contain a lot more than 165 cals.
This product is suitable for all the family and makes a great treat and goes nice with a cup of tea or coffee.
This product is currently on offer in Morrisons for £1.00 for a pack of 5, however they are available singly from all major retailer for approximately 50p.
My husband bought me a kit kat senses bar last night when he went to put petrol in his car. I was pleased by his choice, as it is not something that I would choose for myself and therefefore makes for a welcome change.
When observing the packaging it is easy to establish that the product is from the kitkat brand. The packaging is bright red, with the famous kitkat logo against a white background. The size of the packaging is quite thin ain width and approx the size of a pencil length wise. There is also a picture of the chocolate senses bar on the front of the packaging, which is great as it allows the consumer to have a very accurate idea of the chocolate bar inside. On the reverse side of the packet, there is a comprehensive list of ingredients, nutritional values and allergy advice. However the writing print is very small and I had to search the packaging for its allergy advice.
I was very suprised when I opened the packet. The thickness of the chocolate is really impressive. There is six generous square portions. Which break away easily in order to consume. The taste of this chocolate is really something special. The smooth milk chocolate combined with the crisp wafer and delicious hazelnut cream is a true chocolate experience. Although the chocolate bar looks smaller than most chocolate bar offerings, I have to say the portion is more than sufficient to satisfy chocolate cravings. Infact anymore would become sickly as the chocolate is very rich.
The hazelnut centre is truly gorgeous. It is very generous and holds its own, taste wise against the milk chocolate. I really do think that there is a far more induldgent feeling to this chocolate bar. Which is astonishing when you realise that this bar only contains 165kcal. I think that this excellent, as you can enjoy this bar without a underlying feeling of guilt.
I would certainly recommend this bar to anyone who likes hazelnut flavours. It is a really well manufactured bar of chocolate. It has a somewhat sophisticated feel to it. Not a chocolate bar to go for if you like a filling bar of chocolate, but one which certainly ticks all the boxes as far as flavour and quality is concerned.
I have always been a fan of Kit Kat biscuits and even though there are so many other new biscuits out there, these still have a place in my biscuit tin. I do however, like to try new things, so when I saw Kit Kat Senses, I thought I'd give them a go. I am glad I did, because this Kit Kat with added extras, is absolutely gorgeous!
Kit Kat Senses feels more like a chocolate bar, than a biscuit because it's quite a bit longer than the original Kit Kat but actually, it only weighs 31g compared to a 4 finger Kit Kat, which weighs 48g. It does have something that bit special about it though!
When you unwrap this Kit Kat, the first thing you smell is the sweet aroma of milk chocolate. I prefer to break my bar into pieces and it is perfectly designed for that. There are 5, lovely bite size pieces of Kit Kat Senses and they are the perfect size for popping into your mouth.
For the sake of my review I had to bite into my first piece and inside I found that the base looked like the original Kit Kat. It has three layers of wafer, sandwiched together with chocolate cream. On top of this you find the creamy hazelnut praline and the whole bar is coated in a thick layer of milk chocolate.
I love this added extra of hazelnut praline, it is very creamy and takes the humble Kit Kat to another level, making it pretty special. The rest of the bar is as expected, the milk chocolate is sweet and smooth and the wafers are light, crisp and quickly melt in the mouth. Overall, the combination is tasty, filling, but not at all sickly.
*Nutritional Value Per Bar*
Energy - 165 kcal
Protein - 2.3g
Carbohydrate - 17.5g
of with sugars - 15.5g
Fat - 9.5g
of which saturates - 4.5g
Fibre - 0.5g
Sodium - 0.03g
Although it says nothing on the packet, I believe these are suitable for vegetarians, as I can see nothing untoward in the ingredients.
They are available from Tesco in a single bar for 49p (2 for 70p until 23rd March) or a multipack of 5 for £1.75 (2 for £2.50 until 23rd March).
I have definitely enjoyed my first experience of Kit Kat Senses and my kids love them too. They are great for break time at school and stop their tummies grumbling till lunch-time!
I am definitely 2 stone heavier but I am now 100% happier after eating lots and lots of chocolate. This happens to be one of my favourite past times on a Sunday while I am watching my television programs. One of the chocolate bars that I bought was this kitkat senses.
The reason that I bought this was because I am a big fan of kitkat bars and this one seemed more adult than the others. It seemed a lot more luxurious and was a thin long bar. This came in the normal red packaging that the kitkats usually come in but with the name senses on the side. This bar is made by nestle which is a big chocolate maker.
This bar was amazing when I started eating it but it was very sickly. The bar has 5 pieces to it but are all joined in a line. The pieces are raised and inside the pieces are a hazel nut soft centre these are mounted on a long thin bar of biscuit then this is covered by milk chocolate. The hazel nut centre is very rich and you can taste the nut when you are eating it. It is very creamy an this is the part that makes it very sickly. The biscuit is crunchy and is the same as the kitkat biscuit but has a hazel nut soft spread between the layers, this is very mild tasting and complementing the biscuit. The chocolate is very addictive and smooth.
I still tend to eat this bar in a weird fashion by eating the raised parts of soft hazel nut cream then the chocolate that covers the rest of the bar and the biscuit last. I find eating it this way makes it much more worth while and lasts longer. This is able to be eaten by breaking the parts into 5 pieces and eating one by one which makes you feel less greedy and that you are having a lovely treat.
This is 165 calories and is perfect if you are only going to eat one bar a day rather than lots in one go like me. This is definitely an adult chocolate in my opinion and this is to be kept away from the children. If you need a pick me up this is a perfect bar to pick up. You couldn't eat too many of these bars without feeling sick. I would recommend this for the girls and a lovely pick me up chocolate night.
Kit Kat senses. - by Nestle
I am always looking for something sweet to have with a cuppa but not to high in calories but something I can enjoy at the same time .
I was walking round boots on my dinner hour and saw his and at 160 calories
I thought oooo il give this try
Bright red packet with the big kit Kat logo across the front.
Text senses is written in cream text along the front on the packet
There is also an image of the Kit Kat Senses on the front .
On the back they is all the product information .
*** Product it self***
Milk chocolate finger with wafer and a creamy hazelnut filling
a single finger per pack divided into five chunks, each embossed with the Kit Kat logo. It looks pretty good and is still vaguely recognisable as a Kit Kat
When you bite in to a chunk you are greeted with many layers of wafer with a light hazelnut filling .
** what I thought**
it's delicious actually. I loved this, the two flavours go together extremely well. Wafer, chocolate and hazelnut. If you're a hazelnut fan you will love these.
I did find that it was very much like Kinder Bueno but I find that the bueno is a lot more sickly
For a treat with out to many calories try senses.
Kit Kats have a big range of choclates from normal kit kat 2 finger bar
to peanutbutter flavour chunkys.
This bar is another variation on the Kit Kat bar from Nestle who has introduced a lot of special editions over the past few years with varying amounts of success.
First off I was surprised at how small this bar was on the shelves, it is not at all substantial and that is one of the reasons why I do not recommend it as it is not at all filling and certainly leaves you wanting more, added to the fact that it is priced the same as all the other chocolate bars then it is certainly not good value for money.
It has the usual Kit Kat red wrapper and inside theere is a single bar which is segmented into individual pieces connected by thin layers of chocolate and wafer. The outside is Nestle milk chocolate and then there is the wafer layers and sitting on top of these are domes of chocolate with a hazelnut praline filling, they sort of remind me of a similar looking product from Kinder and they have a European look to them in my opinion.
I did not really enjoy the nutty taste of this, it tasted of chemicals and left a nasty taste in my mouth afterwards. The praline is soft and a bit insipid and does dominate the other flavours, I would much rather have a normal Kit Kat than one of these.
I do love my snacks and now I have started college I tend to have something sweet on my morning break for a sugar boost for my brain, lol!
One I tried from the canteen is one of my favourite Nestle treats called 'Kit Kat Senses, which is a narrow bar with segments shaped like little mountains along the length!
Mine cost 45p but prices vary wherever you buy them from; my mum has bought me these in multi packs from Morrisons before when on offer...
The plastic wrapper is a bright red which the brand is famous for and the snack is about five inches long and less than an inch wide, with lovely medium coloured milk chocolate covering a waferred bottom and a hazelnut praline top part which looks like the flat topped mountain bit!
Each treat weighs 31g and my bar has a best before date of next February so they keep a few months (yeah right!)...
The calories are ok at 185 but the fats are high at 9.5g but you have to expect that - it is chocolate after all?!
I really like this Kit Kat Senses, it has an extra dimension of taste with the soft nutty filling as well as the dry crisp wafer, and the chocolate is really creamy and sweet and good quality of course :)
The only thing I would say is there really isn't much to it for value for money; it seems to be eaten in a flash so it would seem you are paying for the extra topping rather than quantity so it's not filling or satisfying.
In my opinion its worth three stars because as tasty as it is there are better confectionery bars out there for the money, it needs to be bigger to be worth it Nestle - so don't be so mean!!
I tried one of these at a friend's house today. I'm sure you're already familiar with KitKats so I wont patronize you by going into detail about them, other than that they're a thin two-fingered chocolate bar with a wafer middle.
Aesthetically, these things look posh and decadent. The sort of thing you might expect a overweight, middle-aged businesswoman to keep in the drawer in her office. However, this look is quite misleading. They are rather expensive and noticeable smaller than a regular kitkat, but still nothing special in terms of product quality, although they are quite tasty.
Kitkat senses are essentially just kitkats with hazelnut butter either side of the wafer exactly like a Kinder Bueno. However the butter is much thicker which means that whilst less likely to melt all over your pockets after a nanosecond or two, they also leave the mouth quite dry when eaten in one go. Fortunately, the KitKat engineers have added something to remedy this. - They come in bars of 5 rectangular cubes, similar in design and dimension to galaxy chocolate. These make snacking on them easier to control in terms of quanitity. They can be eaten at various intervals throughout the day, which makes the consumer feel like less of a fatty. They are rather fattening and sickly. (I mean come on, what did you expect when you heard they contained something called "Hazelnut Butter?")
Keeping them in the fridge causes the inside to harden and makes eating them a much less sexual experience. When refrigerated it feels more like eating a Riban biscuit than some kind of hopelessly decadent ostentatious chocolate sensation. They are a little too sweet for my liking and I got the strong impression that this product is aimed primarily at women.
Nutritional Information follows:
(per 31g bar)
With their being 4 big company's making chocolate bars in the UK (Cadburys, Mars, Nestle and Kinder) I always found it harder to accept Nestle as one outside of their KitKat biscuits (which have been around for years). So when the KitKat range grows (which it seems to every year or two) I like to try what's on offer, such as the White KitKats of a few years back, or the Mint KitKats. When seeing KitKat Senses on offer I decided to try this too and see if it matched up to the godliness of the original KitKats.
Regular KitKats are really simple to explain, so I'll quickly do that, they are effectively a chocolate covered wafer finger with a really high level wafer covered in the Nestle chocolate. Personally Nestle chocolate doesn't quite have the same quality as that used by Kinder or Cadbury, but it's much better than the cheap chocolate some of the other company's use on their home brand biscuits.
So up one seeing a rather triangular biscuit in the form of the KitKat sense I was intrigued, what made it a "sense" as opposed to another KitKat. Then the wrapper hit me again Hazelnut butter, the filling of the kings was in it by looking at the wrapper. This had me hook line and sinker, as a huge fan of hazelnut butter as seen in Ferrero Rocher and Kinder Bueno why the sweet nutty filling makes the chocolate even better. The wrapper also had the KitKat logo on it, which personally states quality biscuit with an ever fresh taste, the red of the wrapper keeps the KitKat identity that we are used to.
Upon opening the wrapper this looked more like a Kinder Bueno than a KitKat, as it consists of 5 chunks (the original KitKats we're smooth finger biscuits), though each chunk did have KitKat written on it...for identifying purposes...maybe. So after snapping one of the chunk off (which was actually quite easy, and mess free, knowing the mess KitKats can leave if you snap them improperly) left it ready for the taste test. The bar has quite a light chocolate feel to it with a definite hint of hazelnut, though the cream seems really thick unlike the thin runny one of the Kinder Bueno, though the tastes we're similar. The bar (again like the Bueno) has a wafer layer, though again sadly it doesn't match up here either. The part of the bar Nestle have never failed with just seems to lack that crispness of old.
For those reading that all may sound like it's a terrible failure, but it's not, the problem though it that they are competing ith one of the greatest chocolate bars on the market. The Kinder Bueno is that much better than anything else that it's hard for a similar bar to really compete. That means that despite this having a lovely taste run by the hazelnut filling and a really nice overall taste, it just seems like a little bit of a let down known what else is out there with a similar idea for the bar. Sadly when you go head to head with something and you can't quite match it it's remembered more than the similar items you're better than. On a fair balance it's a lovely chocolate bar, just eat this before you try the Bueno to save from being disappointed because if you see this on it's own qualities you'll not have any complaints at all.
Yes it's not Kinder, but it's still a KitKat and that for some will be enough, for me it's the hazelnut that sells it, though I won't be buying it unless it's on offer due to the fact I know theirs a better quality bar out there for a similar price. Also on a bar by bar analysis this is actually smaller too, though you don't need to give a finger away when sharing.
Nutritional Information per 31g bar
The product DOES contain Hazelnuts and MAY contain Peanut traces. It also contains Milk, Milk Powder, Soya, Wheat and E150d.
The inexplicable urge to eat chocolate was upon me again! Dashing round the supermarket like a rabid dog slobbering at all the delights I could chose from I selected, just for something a little different, Kit Kat Senses. The slim and slender packaging wooed me into thinking this might be a lower calorie chocolate hit that would hopefully be enough to calm my jangling chocolate urging nerves! At 48p I barely winced as I handed over my pennies, knowing full well I was about to make a whole 2p profit out of my review, happy days.
Back in the office I had eaten the obligatory sandwich and cup of tea, the chocolate urge had not this time succeeded in making me eat it prior to anything else!
The name KitKat inspires confidence, a well known and trusted brand name and I love the standard KitKat fingers, as I stated before the packet is slender and distinctly red and lists that it has 165 calories and 9.5g of fat. Not as bad as a bag of crisps!
A picture of a hazelnut and the pictorial image of the inside of one of the 'bits' showed what looked like layers of chocolate, wafer and a hazelnut praline. Yummy!
The bar itself is made up of five 'bits' each bit is a mouthful and they easily break off which is nice as you can relax and enjoy it section by section. A nice little swirl on the top of each 'bit' make it look distinctly female and I suspect has been created for us girls to fill the void the manly Kitkat Chunky left us with.
Well it tastes like KitKat chocolate which is good. You get a satisfying and pleasant crunch from the wafer and just a little bit of praline creaminess, personally I felt the flavour was lost a little underneath a thick chocolate layer and the wafer but it did taste different from a KitKat.
All in all its rather tasty with a cup of tea but does lack the chocolate hit of my favourite snacks.
I suppose if im honest I was expecting the luxurious creaminess of a Kinder Bueno and this product just doesn't deliver in the same way. Yeah it tastes good but it had a funny after taste that even with all my efforts for this review cannot put my finger on. I know if I wanted a Kinder Bueno I should have bought one, but I think for a product that is so like it you would have thought they might have tried a little harder to match it.
The product does contain nuts so is not suitable for you poor people with nut allergies and as the main ingredient is Milk Chocolate which contains milk powder will also not go down to well with the vegans/diary intolerant. Other than that nothing to frightening in the ingredients.
Sadly this wont be becoming a regular snack for me but a good do!