Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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Makes you proud to be British
Nestle Kit Kat
Member Name: englishdavid
Nestle Kit Kat
Advantages: 4 fingers of fun
Disadvantages: Only 4 fingers though
Kit Kats are a British institution and have been with us since 1935! Little has changed with the product over the years but these days are now packaged in a single plastic wrapper, sealed at both ends. Years ago they used to be wrapped directly in thin silvery foil and the entire foil package was wrapped again with a paper sleeve bearing the brand logo and coloured in the familiar red. It used to be quite a satisfying experience to run a finger nail along a groove in the foil, tearing it before snapping the individual finger off for consumption. It also stopped fingers coming into direct contact with melty chocolate. I'm not quite sure why the decision was made to change the packing but I imagine it had something to do with efficiency and profit margin. Or maybe it was done for reasons of hygiene? Kit Kat poisoning must have been rife back in the day. Bah humbug! I preferred the old way.
They're available in 2-finger and 4-finger packs. The 2-fingers are touted as a great snack for the calorie conscious but I'm of the opinion that if you're gonna snack, do it properly! 4 sticks are twice as satisfying and far more manly!
Britain seems split on how to actually classify the sweet treat. Like Jaffa Cakes, some people class them as biscuits, whilst other controversial souls call them a chocolate bar. I've always erred on the biscuit side of the argument but I'm quite happy for you to form your own opinion here. Let's just be inclusive and call them "biscolates". That works for me.
So, what do they taste like? Well, they taste like heaven. And your child-hood. They consist of a really light, crisp wafer biscuit which itself is ever-so-slightly sweet. This is surrounded by creamy Nestle milk chocolate. The balance of biscuit to choc is just about perfect - much more chocolate and it would be overly sweet. A little less and it would seem stingy. This is a British institution unchanged for years with good reason.
Kit Kat's marketing department used to have a lot of fun with the ways in which people consume them. I'm a straightforward "snap and munch" kind of guy. Yes, on occasional I enjoy a nice dunk into coffee too. Others like to strip the sticks of chocolate before eating the bare wafer and one bizarre individual I know bites off either end and sucks milk through the resulting "straw"! Again, I don't care what you're into really UNLESS you're one of those low-life people who ignore the fingers completely and just bite random chunks as if it was a single block. That's just disrespectful in my eyes.
Here we go with some interesting KitKat facts and trivia (taken from www.kitkat.co.uk):
Kit Kats were originally called "Chocolate Crisps" when they were originally launched.
1 billion Kit Kats were sold in the UK last year!
A 3-finger Kit Kat is sold in the Middle East; Japan enjoy an extra-long single finger called a Kit Kat Stick!
So I urge you all to revisit this classic. Go out now and purchase a Kit Kat to enjoy with your morning coffee or afternoon tea and soak up the very essence of British innovation at its finest.
Summary: The cornerstone of any healthy diet....NOT