Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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Nestle KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter
Member Name: ryeb
Nestle KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter
Date: 02/09/12, updated on 02/09/12 (62 review reads)
Advantages: Tastes brilliant, proper milk chocolate, chunky
Disadvantages: High in fat
When I took my last chocolate purchase to the till in Boots, the assistant took a sharp intake of breath and squealed "oh my God!". She had been unaware that the Peanut Butter KitKat's were back in production, and like me was quite a fan of them. I reacted in the same way when I saw them on the shelves! Although the packet is emblazoned with the word "new", they were actually around in a limited edition bar a few years ago. They were then relaunched again, as part of a Nestle promotion which enabled you to vote for which of several special flavoured chunky bars would become a permanent fixture. Thankfully, the peanut butter flavour won, so hopefully it will be around for some time to come.
I do not think the new bar is exactly identical to the old version, but I may be wrong. It seems to be a bit less thick, and the peanut butter layer also seems thinner. It is still very nice though. I especially love the nutty smell which is just like the waft you get when you open a brand new jar of peanut butter. Like all the chunky sort of KitKats, you get one substantial bar in a packet rather than several of the thinner fingers. This means they are very filling and also that your teeth get to sink through a decent amount of chocolate. The chocolate is proper delicious milk chocolate too, which I think always combines beautifully with nutty flavours. Under the chocolate topping, is a layer of smooth and creamy peanut butter which is very tasty indeed. Beneath that is the traditional light and crispy wafer, which gives another lovely contrast of texture. If you like peanut butter, I am sure you would like this, but if you only have a mild liking for the spread, it may be too nutty tasting for you. The over all taste is quite sweet, and love them as I do, I couldn't eat a bar too often or I would find them too sickly.
There is another reason why I would always limit my intake. I don't expect any chocolate bar to be either a health food or low fat. I have lower expectations of one containing peanut butter than most because it isn't exact known as a dieters friend! Nevertheless, one bar contains a sobering 22% amount of an adults RDA of fat, and 260 calories. The fact the chocolate doesn't contain any artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives doesn't give me much comfort after reading that nutrition table. Of course, you don't need to eat a whole one in one go, but to be honest I always do. My excuse is that although the bar is lightly marked out into big pieces, you can't really break it into sections using those lines because if you try to the bar just crumbles.
Overall, I would recommend the bars to any peanut fans, although they are obviously not something to eat every day if you value your health. If you are going to have a treat, this makes a delicious and good quality one. I paid 90p for 2 in Boots - and I didn't eat both, honest. That was a special price offer and one that is still ongoing as of Saturday. You can also buy the chocolate bars in Superdrug and the other usual places. I have been able to buy a 3 pack in Poundworld which obviously makes the best deal, but they are not always available there. To be honest, I would pay £1 each for one, but I won't be suggesting that idea to Nestle..
Summary: A delicious chocolate and peanut bar - and definitely not one for dieters!
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