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I came across these in Tesco recently when on offer so decided to give them a go. I like Kit Kats, even though I don't find them to be anything particularly special, so I wasn't expecting anything amazing from these. Strangely enough, when the chocolate and wafer is packed into a small cube, they're very tasty!
Kit Kat is a very popular chocolate bar produced by Nestle, and the Pop Choc is its latest variation. This comes in a red plastic foil type share bag that's instantly recognisable as being Kit Kat, what with the huge logo across the front. It has a tear off top and it's resealable, which I always find to be a good thing with products like this that you may not want to eat all in one go.
These are described as 'crispy wafer pieces covered with milk chocolate', so it's a pretty basic concept. The first thing I thought when I picked up the bag was that there didn't seem to be that many in there, but when sharing with another person and savouring each one, the quantity was okay when bought on offer. What you actually get are small, rounded cube-like pieces covered in a layer of milk chocolate. When you bite in to it you'll find 4 small layers of wafer in between thin chocolate layers.
If you like Kit Kats then you'll probably like these, in fact, I think I actually prefer them because I can make them last longer than the regular bars. Having said that, they don't taste 'exactly' the same; I think of these a bit like Mini Cheddars in a way because they don't taste the same to me as regular ones. I also think there's a tad more chocolate because each 'pop choc' is coated in a reasonably good layer of it. It's just enough to get that Nestle chocolate hit that's sweet without being sickly. It also complements the wafer well; it's crisp but quite soft when the chocolate melts in your mouth, and because you get a small bite each time, you can savour it a little longer.
Per 100g this provides 539 calories and 31.6g of fat, but per portion, if you consider that to be 9 pieces, you're getting 108 calories and 6.3g of fat, which is about average for a small chocolatey snack.
Overall, these may not be anything particularly special but if you like Kit Kats, want a chocolate crunch with crisp wafer, then they're worth trying. These are great to share and make a tasty treat, which I would buy again for £1. However, I just can't see myself ever buying these at their usual price, which I think is far too expensive for what you actually get.
117g, currently selling at £1, usual price £1.89 (Tesco).
I saw these in the shop and decided to give them a try instead of the usual minstrels or maltesers I go for, this despite the fact that they were quite a bit more expensive.
To be honest I couldn't have been more disapointed with them, even my dad who is completely choccy obssessed had one, scrunched up his face and pushed the bag to one side. They tasted NOTHING like kit kats! I expected them to have the exact same taste as kit kats but in a more sharable format. But no it appears they have snubbed the successful tried and tested kit kat flavour and created something far inferior for some unknown reason.
The 'pop chocs' themselved looked like slightly squared maltesers and I found a common phrase used by people I asked to try them to be 'calendar chocolate'. But hey! At least you've still got the crisp, crunchiness of a kit kat centre right? Yeah no, I don't know if I got a dodgy pack but the crispy centre was weak and not crunchy at all... sort of like they were past their sell by date, but I looked at the best before date and they were well within it.
I'm going back to the maltesers and the minstrels and the occasional kit kat BAR. Avoid.
***KIT KAT POP CHOCS***
Kit Kat Pop Chocs are made by Nestle, and I have never seen or heard of these until my sister mentioned them and tried to describe them to me. She then bought me a bag to go in my stocking at Christmas and as I love Kit Kat, I couldn't wait to try these. On the front on the packet the chocolate's look like little round balls with Kit Kat wafer inside them. I remember a few years ago you could buy Kit Kat chunks (squares) in a packet but these look different to them and they almost have the same look as those Poppet sweets. These come in a big share bag which is resealable for extra fresh-ness. According to some information found on the internet these are available to buy in the UK, Germany, Poland, The Netherlands and Sweden. Kit Kat pop Choc are also identical to Kit Kat Ball, which again I have never heard of.
My sister got these from a shop in another town which sell's items for £1.00. I haven't seen these available to buy from any local shops or supermarkets and I haven't found them on the internet to buy either so as much as you may want to try these, you may find it hard to find a bag.
When I took some of these chocolates out the bag they look a bit like a square shape, unlike the picture on the front of the bag which makes them look more round. On some of the chocolates you can see that the chocolate hasn't quite covered the whole of the cube and you can see some of the Kit Kat wafer. These don't smell of anything else apart from chocolate, which isn't a bad thing. In fact they smell exactly like a Kit Kat chocolate bar.
As soon as you put one of these into your mouth and bite down into it you teeth will sink and crunch into the wafer layer's giving you a crunchy texture and that lovely Kit Kat chocolatey taste. You can tell straight away that these are Kit Kat as they taste exactly like a Kit Kat chocolate bar. Because the sweets are small I do find these very moreish and I had to admit that hardly shared any of these with anyone as I wanted them all for myself!
If you do see these in a local shop or anywhere else I would recommend you to try them as I think they are yummy. I wish my sister had bought me a few more bags to keep me going for a while. If I see these anywhere I will definitely buy them as they make a nice change to a normal Kit Kat finger or a Kit Kat chunky bar. It's a shame these aren't available in many shops, as I think they would sell quite well. These are just yummy!!
(review may also appear on ciao)