Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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Nestle Kit Kat Chunky
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Nestle Kit Kat Chunky
Advantages: It's like a massive finger of KitKat. The chocolate is pleasingly dense
Disadvantages: They don't magically regenerate when you've finished one.
We all love chocolate, don't we? At least, those of us who aren't just plain weird. If you hate chocolate, I'm pretty sure you're not someone I want to know. It comes in so many forms - the small bars of questionable cocoa content that children seem to love, the insanely expensive bars that you just can't buy guilt-free no matter your income, and the old favourites that you buy to have on standby for an occasion that demands chocolate (like a cup of tea, for example, or the fact that you are awake).
The majority of chocolate we buy falls into that third category, and is often impulse-purchased when you're in a newsagent or filling station for non-chocolate-buying reasons. Indeed, I have a theory that most newsagents are kept afloat by customers reaching the till with their daily paper or emergency pint of milk and thinking "Oh, go on then. 79p is a ridiculous price to pay for a chocolate bar, but I'd rather have it than walk home wanting it". (Actually, that is the theory in its entirety. I'm not very analytical.)
Of those bars, it is my own humble opinion that the KitKat Chunky is the best in show. A comparatively recent arrival and a modification of the old familiar two- or four-finger bars, which are very nice in themselves, what does it offer that they don't? In a word, SIZE. As much as I like the smaller bars, they do lack a certain bulk that was always present in a Mars, Snickers or Wispa. When the KitKat Chunky hit the scene, no longer did we have to choose between the pleasing crunch of wafer and the thick chocolate overcoat. We could have both in the same bar.
Of course, the bar has been around for some time now, long enough to have developed its own spin-offs including the Peanut Butter version (I don't mind admitting I shed a few joyful tears when I sampled my first one) and the recent Coconut flavour. What they all have in common, and the thing that makes the KitKat Chunky a king among swine, is the thick layer of chocolate around the wafer. It would be easy to bulk it out with a bit more wafer and have less chocolate, but Nestle have figured out that there is no such thing as too much chocolate, anyone who disagrees is a lightweight, and it's chocolate that keeps people buying these bars.
An acquaintance of mine once spent a profitable hour in his kitchen melting the edges of four Chunky bars together to make a four-finger Chunky Kit Kat. It looked a bit like a normal four-finger bar that had been exposed to some sort of radioactive process and, let's face it, is something we've all considered from time to time. Time will tell what other developments are coming our way with regard to the KitKat Chunky but, for the moment, the standard milk chocolate version in the familiar red wrapper is more than adequate for anyone's elevenses needs.
Summary: They're why chocolate was invented.
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