Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Have a break have a KitKat.
Nestle Kit Kat
Member Name: garymarsh6
Nestle Kit Kat
Advantages: A handy in between snack.
Disadvantages: Over indulgence is probably not good for you!
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.
Summary: A nice little treat that is familiar and a pleasure to eat.
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