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I am sat here writing this at the moment with a cup of tea and a Kit Kat - because I can and because I love them. The only thing wrong with Kit Kat is the fact that it can't decide whether it is legitimately a biscuit or a confection. This means it is sometimes difficult to find it on a shelf, and you can find that you pay more for the same item depending on where you picked it up in the supermarket. My tip would be to look for the bargains on the biscuit aisle - the multi-packs of Kit Kats are usually on special offer and are much cheaper than buying them individually. Kit Kats are snappy, thin wafer biscuits smothered in milk chocolate. The wrapper tells me that they are relatively low calorie but not if you eat the lot which I am prone to do. But you can't help yourself they are so addictively delicious. One is never enough and they dunk so well. (Dunking is when you put your biscuit in your tea to soften it). The chocolate melts to just the right consistency. The other great thing I have found is that because they might be both, if you want to give the kids a little treat at lunchtime, you can claim its a biscuit and nobody bats an eyelid in a healthy lunch. This is a result in my book - happy kids, happy parents. It is also pretty good as a treat after school as it is not as high in calories as other bars can be.
KitKats are a delicious chocolate covered wafer snack which are shaped in fingers. The product is produced by Nestle which make many tasty chocolate products but Kitkats are one of my personal favourites from them. There have been many varieties of Kitkat produced over the years including the Kitkat Chunky and a number of limited edition Kitkats including the peanut butter Kitkat. This review will be focusing on the original kitkat - two plain finger wafers covered in milk chocolate.
The taste of the product is really nice - they are are not too sweet like many chocolate products can be and there is an enjoyable balance between the wafer and chocolate flavours. Obviously due to the content of this snack, it isn't the healthiest snack option on the market but compared to other chocolate snacks available the content isn't too bad. The original Kitkat pack contains 107 calories and although calorie count isn't everything when it comes to health content, it is a fairly good indicator. For this reason many of my friends will choose to snack on Kitkats as their treat when they are trying to eat healthily as it tastes sweet but isn't as fat and sugar filled as other similar products.
The packaging of the product is quite appealing. The wafers are wrapped in a thin silver foil and then there is a red band containing the logo and product information. Although this is appealing the foil is quite thin and when I have put a Kitkat in my bag before, I have taken it out and found the foil to be pierced so the packaging isn't as sturdy as some other chocolate products.
Overall I would recommend this product - a relatively guilt-free treat although the packaging isn't the sturdiest.
I try not to have too much chocolate as it's not good for me and I try my best to have an healthy diet but it is very hard at times when for many years my dad brings home serve packs of kit kat's to eat once in a while, I try to resist but I love kit kat too much. Kit kat is a crispy wafer finger covered with milk chocolate , this is by far my favourite chocolate . At first a few years I was reluctant to try taste kit kat's as I hate the taste of wafer however kit kat is the only food I like with wafer. Kit kat 4 finger in dark is my favourite , and dark chocolate is not even my favourite type of chocolate. Kit kat's also have not many calories per bar. I love kit kat I would never stop eating this chocolate.
Being a teenager I have been always addicted to chocolates & KitKat is one of my favourite chocobars from my childhood. First thing I wan to say about this chocolate is it's packaging look. I guess it is quite attractive and the arrangements of letter KitKat in the red wrapper of its somewhat shows how much crunchy it can be. Yes the one of the speciality about this chocolate is it's crunchiness and to me it is one of the best chocolate product by Nestle who can compete with other internationally famed chocolate companies and I have been eating this product for last 15 years or so but still not figured out any change in it's taste so their recipe must be special one and one of the best thing about this chocolate is you can have it at any time at any moment and it is very good for your stomach too and it is quite a healthy food as having a chocolate once in a while is always good for your appetite as well as for your health but now a days this item is getting bit costly but still it is one of the best chocolates you can have.
For me it's not p-p-pick up a penguin it's pick up a KitKat! For some reason we have always had kit kats in our house even when the rest of the cup boards have been empty. For some reason I never liked kit kats when I was younger but now I just can't get enough of them. I am self confessed a kit kat addict.
Kit kats have been around since the 30s and they haven't changed much. They are now produced by Nestle. Kit kats are basically wafer covered in milk chocolate. There are 4 finger versions, 2 finger versions and a chunky style. I do like the chunky style best honestly though that might be because I don't have to share it!
Kit Kat have a bright red wrapper and it makes them easy to spot in stores which is great! Unlike other chocolate bars they are wrapped in foil as well. I do think it's important to keep kit kats fresh as a soggy wafer ruins the fun of biting into it! They are nice in the fridge too especially chunky style ones as they get very hard. The chunky ones seem to have deeper chocolate than their finger cousins too!
This is my favourite chocolate bar and I think we in the UK should get access to the funky ones they have abroad too like green tea etc :) Can you imagine a white chocolate kit kat?? Too good!
Kitkats have been around for years and come in a variety of sizes, from two fingers to four and also chunky. But whatever size you buy them in, you still get a crunchy wafer biscuit surrounded in smooth milk chocolate.
Now I have to admit that I don't particularly mind what form my kitkat comes in, so long as I can sink my teeth into the creamy milky chocolate and then crunch through the crisp wafer biscuit in the centre. I like the sound that you get when you bite into a kitkat, there's a crunching sound followed by a slight thud as you break the wafer off, or is that just how I eat them, well anyway I like it. I also like the mix of creamy milk chocolate to biscuit ratio, although you can never have enough chocolate on a biscuit. The chocolate is smooth and has a great flavour and it's not too sickly or chemically as some chocolate can be when it's applied to biscuits.
I do like to eat my kitkats at room temperature, but this can become rather messy in hot weather as they do have a tendency to melt very easily, so you're left with a lot of chocolate on the wrapper and not a lot in your belly. Now if you put a normal kitkat in the fridge, then that's ok when you come to eat it as it's not hard to bite through the chocolate and wafer, it doesn't take any more effort than normal. However beware when you take a chunky kitkat out of the fridge, these seem to toughen up more and go a lot harder than you might expect as my other half found to his cost when he chipped a tooth biting into one.
After that cautionary tale I have to say that kitkats are one of my favourite biscuits and I hope they stay around for years to come.
What is a KitKat?
A KitKat is a milk chocolate sweet wafer biscuit that has been produced since 1937 originally as a four finger bar. It is one of the most popular bars of confectionery sold in the UK. You can also find it being sold worldwide. During the Second World War it was only made in a dark version due to the short supply of milk. It was first manufactured by Rowntrees but Rowntrees have been swallowed up by the massive worldwide conglomerate of Nestle.
The following figure is taken from the Nestle web site.
"In 2004, 39,000 tons of KitKats were sold working out at 107 tons a day."
I would hazard a guess that there are probably very few people in the UK who either have never heard of, never eaten or seen a KitKat in their lives.
It is available in a two finger and four finger bars. There is also a chunky version and has over the years been flavoured with Orange, Mint, cappuccino, hazelnut and caramel. It is available in milk or dark chocolate flavour.
It is available in the shops as a single product the chunky bar, two finger bar and four finger bars. It is also available as part of a multi pack sold in supermarkets. Prices ranging from 25p for the two finger bar, 45p for the four finger bar and the chunky bar £1.89 for the 9 x 2 finer pack to £3.50 for the 24 x 2 finger multi pack.
The KitKat is wrapped in very thin silver foil then wrapped with paper with the familiar Red paper cover with the words KitKat emblazoned on it. The most famous advertisement campaign used the following "Take a break! Have a KitKat" Most people of our generation will probably be familiar with this saying.
KitKats are sold widely throughout the UK and abroad. They can be found in shops, supermarkets, canteens, paper shops, cafeteria, pubs clubs cinemas and practically every kind of outlet here in the UK.
Once opened the KitKat is found to be in two thin fingers of chocolate covered wafer. The smell of the chocolate is very enticing. Some people break the KitKat in in half and eat the fingers individually although most people I know tend to just eat the KitKat as it is unwrapped.
What does it taste like?
The chocolate flavoured covering smells very nice it tastes of very nice chocolate not too strong but delicate and sweet. Biting through the bar you crunch on the thin wafer biscuit contained within the chocolate bar. Most people find the combination of biscuit and soft melting chocolate quite comforting to eat. The chocolate is fairly thickly coated over the biscuit and on occasions you may be lucky enough to have got one KitKat finger with no biscuit in it. It really tastes nice and this is probably one of its positive features that make this such a comfort food and so successful.
KitKats are quite a nice bar of chocolate. Not too heavy but sometimes just what you want to tied you over to the next meal. Just by the figures above I would have to say it is perhaps one of the UK's favourite snacks.
Nutritional information for a two finger bar.
This is the bar for me when a Yorkie bar is simply not enough, or just for when I am sick of it. I have to admit that I find the small 2-4 finger bars far to small to be satisfying. I therefore always choose these over those, I will also often, choose this over any other chocolate bar too, let me explain why...
Taste; The bar in the center is a crisp crunchy wafer which is layered up with chocolate is great. The chocolate melts in the mouth- but thankfully it does not make the wonderful wafer soggy. It is finished with a very thick layer- but not overpowering chocolate- It completely annihilates anything coming out from that chocolate factory in Birmingham!
Smell; Like the Nestle Munchies the smell of this bar it of the sweet potent smell of Nestle Milk Chocolate. It really is a mouth watering smell. It seems that the thin chocolate layer in the middle of the bar is even sweeter- yet not sickly- as the wafer neutralizes this.
Packaging; I love the design of the Kit Kat. It is very distinct in a garage or shop. This is because Of the white lettering of the Nestle logo and the rash, in your face red wrapper. The wrapper holds 70 grams of heaven so it is also very large and therefore very easy to see in the shop!
Product Quality; I think that the product quality is OK as it contains vegetable oil rather than Hydrogenated vegetable oil. It contains ingredients that are expected in British chocolate brands. It tastes great so how can argue with that! (I have given an ingredient list later)
Value For Money; I feel that £0.79 for 70 grams is quite expensive (but then again that's Costcutter for you) However I am sure you could find this cheaper. It is worth noting that these bars are very big and very satisfying!
How did the Kit Kat come about; The Kit Kat was first produced by Rowntrees in the UK, in 1935 and began as a KitCat as a box of chocolates. It then became a highly successful brand throughout the world. It was then taken over by Nestle in 1988. It was then that Nestle controlled the Kit Kat name in all of the world except North America were Hershey's owns the name KitKat. Today 47 Kit Kats are consumed per second! (source www.petercooper.co.uk/archives)
Verdict; Uk consumption= 47 per second= It has to be good!
Calories 380 kcal
Total Sugar 37g
Ingredients; Milk chocolate (66%) (sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, dried skimmed milk, whey powder, butterfat, vegetable fat, lactose, emulsifier (soya lecithin), flavouring), wheat flour, sugar, vegetable fat, cocoa mass, yeast, raising agent (sodium bicarbonate), salt, calcium sulphate
This review is also on Ciao, by me, jjcross
A Kit Kat is my go to biscuit when I need a quick pick me up throughout the day, and I love the fact that they come in all different varieties like chunky, caramel, four fingers and two fingers.
I'd be surprised if I met a person who didn't know the iconic red packaging and logo of a kit kat. It is very recognisable in the shops and the punchy red colour really stands out amongst the other confectionary; it almost has a magnetizing air, as the red and white oval kit kat logo promises deliciousness. The sizes vary from two fingers to four, both of which can be purchased in apcks of several of them.
Opening the packet of a two finger kit kat, its smells very chocolatey and you can smell the wafer also. It consists of two slim fingers of layered wafer and smooth chocolate cream, covered in a rather thick layer of Nestle chocolate. The wafer and cream are quite light and contrasts perfectly with the thick layer of chocolate. I think two fingers are the perfect size snack, and a kit kat is so slim that you can take it anywhere, anytime - even sneak one into class for a little treat!
At 40p for a four finger Kit Kat at ASDA, this snack is a reasonably priced treat, which i like to grab whenever I'm in need of a pick me up. it is better priced that some other confectionary such as Mars or Snickers.
I love this light snack that can be taken anywhere and would happily pay the price again, because i can see myself buying another of these very soon!
Kit Kat's are made by Nestle and can be purchased in two finger, four finger or chunky form. I like all of these and love the chunky ones but these are quite a large chocolate bar and are very high in calories. The two finger Kit Kat only contains 107 calories and makes a nice sweet treat without making you feel too guilty.
Kit Kat's are made by nestle and consist of fingers of wafers covered with milk chocolate. The wafer middle is made of layers of wafer sanwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling. I purchased my last pack of 9 two fingered Kit Kat bars for just £1.00 in Tesco recently.
The two fingered Kit Kat bars that come in multi-packs have the original Kit Kat packaging. This consists of the two fingers being wrapped in sliver foil with a paper sleeve wrapped over the top which contains all of the product information on. It is quite traditional to peel off the paper sleeve, run your finger down the middle of the foil, between the fingers and then break them into two. This way you can eat one finger and keep the other held in the foil so that the chocolate does not melt on your hand.
I really do like Kit Kats they are a very simple chocolate bar but also very tasty. The nice crispy texture of the wafer and the creaminess of the chocolate work perfectly together. You can also dunk the fingers in a hot drink but you do need to be quick as the chocolate melts very quickly. If you have not tried a Kit Kat before then I can certainly recommend them, they go particularly well with a mug of hot chocolate!
Kit kat has so many supermarket copy kats that is needs to stay ahead of the game to stand out. They are priced higher than the supermarket own brand so need to be better quality. Are they? May, just a little. If I am having a cheap week then I go for the supermarket own brand and tend to not see a great deal of difference.
Kit kats are very school packlunchy!! I always got one in my packed lunch. The way you eat them tell you a lot about the person too! Straight in and chew or nibble around the edges?
I tend to nibble a round the eges, over the top and then take all the layers of wafers off one at a time also! Either that or bite the ends off and use the rest as a straw to slurp up tea. Not the most polite so probably best to try that at home!!
There isnt much point discussing price of these as they come in so many different packages each with its own price. Only thing to note is that there are more expensive than the supermarket own brand!!
The iconic Kit Kat is one of the most popular chocolate bars in the UK, and I can tell you that I'm a fan. ;)
The Kit Kat chocolate is packaged in a distinctive red wrapper. On the front of the bar, there is the 'Kit Kat' logo in a white oval. Above the oval is the Nestle logo. Next to the oval are the words "107 calories". That's pretty light if you compare it to some other chocolate bars in the supermarket, making it an ideal quick snack. At the back of the bar there is nutritional information. Here is the information:
NUTRITION (per bar):
Energy kCal 107kCal
Energy kJ 449kJ
of which sugars 10.0g
of which saturates 3.0g
Salt Equivalent 0.1g
You can't have a Kit Kat if you are allergic to dairy, soya or wheat.
I take off the wrapper and I am greeted with a yummy-looking stick of chocolate! When I crunch into the bar, I taste the satisfying combination of chocolate and wafer. The texture of the bar is quite crunchy, but not like crisps or cereal. A nice taste with a nice texture, a perfect combination. No wonder they're so popular!!!
I usually eat these bars when I'm in need of a good refreshment. They're also perfect for lunchboxes.
Nestle Kit Kat
The Kit Kat has been around since 1935. It most commonly comes in the 2 and 4 finger varieties. It was created in Britain (York) by Rowntrees who sold it onto Nestle in about 1988.
The four finger Kit Kat has approx 233 calories and the Two finger Kit Kat has about 107 calories. I don't have any figures for the Kit Kat Chunky.
I had the original 4 finger variety of this earlier today. It came in a multi-pack and the Kit Kat itself was wrapped in a single layer of plastic. I found it easier to open it whereas the normal variety of Kit Kat with the iconic foil wrapping and paper with the red and white packaging around the outside can be tricky to open. The foil can stick to the chocolate and tear if it is warm or if it is melting slightly. That's one reason why I like to put them in the fridge a while before eating. The taste of a warm Kit Kat vs. a cold one is completely different. When warm, the chocolate can be somewhat sickly whereas when cold, the taste is just right. I prefer to eat two fingers at once, as a single finger seems too little. I can hardly taste any of the chocolate.
I would have to say that if I had a choice, then I prefer eating the Kit Kat Chunky as it has more of everything, more chocolate and more wafer which is more filling as well. Nestle introduced this in 1999. I like the standard chocolate bar design of it as well.
When I eat a 2 or 4 finger Kit Kat, it seems to disappear in less than 20 seconds whereas the Chunky can last me a bit longer and I can savour the taste more.
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I am giving this 4 stars because the normal finger Kit Kat's aren't really something I like eating on a regular basis. There isn't enough there for my liking, but the Kit Kat Chunky is something I could eat and recommend to anyone. I usually eat chocolate if I am in between meals and I find the Kit Kat Chunky has enough chocolate and wafer to fill me up and keep me going + the great taste of wafer and chocolate mixing together is just right.
It's time I took a break . . .
I have been a fan of KitKat for many many years and I love when they bring out a new flavour (espeically the kitKat chunky peanut).
Kitkats come as either 2 or 4 fingers, they are wafers covered in milk chocolate. Everyone eats them differently, I like to eat mine by biting the ends off first and then taking the chocolate off down the sides and then finally the wafer! You can only usually buy the 4 finger kitkat on their own. the finger variety comes in a multipack of 12 or 24.
The 2 finger KitKats have just 106Kcal so you dont feel too guilty about eating one. They are great for a little lunch time treat or for a kids lunch box. The 4 finger kitkat provides 233 calories and 12.2g fat, but this usually lasts me more than a day!
The flavours available are:
Or just normal.
The 2 finger kitkat come wrapped in foil and then a red sleeve covering it, I used to make little things out of the foil when I was younger and at school!
They are brought out the kitkat Chunky which is amazing! I loved the Peanut butter one, and I'm sad they took it off the shelves and replaced it with the caramel one as that is just too sweet!
Bars of chocolate and sweets come and go depending on trends and what is no longer continuing to be popular among consumers but I am fairly certain that some brands will always be on the shelves, like the Mars, Twix and I would definitely include the Kit Kat as well. Despite the modern addition of the Chunky version the traditional humble edition of the confectionery item is still popular and I must have eaten many of these in my life, they were often to be found in the chocolate box in my grandparent's fridge.
Kit Kats are wafer fingers coated in lovely smooth Nestle milk chocolate. You can find these either as bars consisting of two or four fingers, a four finger offering will normally cost you no more than sixty pence and the two finger versions are more often than not found in multipacks for example with nine or sixteen bars in. These two bar Kit Kats are ideal for lunch boxes or for putting on to a plate at parties.
You can eat these as you find them but sometimes I prefer to nibble or bite of the chocolate to leave some of the wafer as is many people's custom although this can be messy as the chocolate can start to melt in your hand. These are great on a tea break and obviously taste great with a mug of tea. These come packaged in the famous red branded wrapping, the fingers used to be covered in silver foil and then a red paper but now they seem to just be covered with a red foil to keep the chocolate and wafer fresh.
As far as items like this go nutritionally they are not too bad with a four finger bar containing 233 calories and 12.2g of fat and it feels like you are getting a lot of chocolate bar for that as it is divided in to four fingers. This is a classic bar that I never get tired of.