Product Type: Nestle Food
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Nestle Kit Kat Cappuccino
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Nestle Kit Kat Cappuccino
Advantages: Great for coffee and chocolate lovers
Disadvantages: You may not like it if you don't like coffee
I'm not exactly the worlds biggest fan of coffee or coffee flavours so I had never imagined I'd see myself sampling Kit Kats newest addition flavoured with Cappuccino but on one cold and frosty day when my husband Dave and I had gone into town shopping we were approached by a chilly looking man, all wrapped up in a thick coat, scarf and hat and looking somewhat desperate "fancy a free sample" he offered thrusting his hand into a bulging bag with Kit Kat emblazoned on the side. Normally I would quickly scoot past these people, happy to get on with my own business and unwilling to get caught up in a conversation about Jesus and the end of the world (usually we only get the preachers down there you see) Dave however is a sucker for a free offer especially when it involves food and so he accepted the mans handful of chocolate bars, bringing a smile to the poor frost bitten being and no doubt bringing the end of his shift one passer by closer.
Most people in their time would have heard of or experienced a Kit Kat, whether it be in its classic chocolate form or in one of its many newer flavour combinations. Kit Kats are chocolate covered fingers of wafer, separated by thin layers of cream usually coming in bars of 2 fingers or 4. Part of the appeal of Kit Kat is the requirement of snapping the fingers apart, an activity which coined the famous slogan "have a break, have a Kit Kat" of course there is nothing saying you can't eat the fingers when they're joined but its more fun snapping them off one by one. Kit Kat were originally produced by Rowntree but are now produced by Nestle
Kit Kat Cappuccino-
The Kit Kat Cappuccino comes wrapped in much the same way as original Kit Kats, either in foil and paper sleeve form or in the newer foil wrap design which is aimed at keeping it fresher and producing less waste. The smaller 2 finger bar keeps the red and white colouring and the famous Kit Kat logo but also features a picture of a frothy Cappuccino enabling you to tell the difference between the original and Cappuccino versions, although if you do happen to buy the 4 finger variety and not the 2 then you are presented with a coffee brown colour wrapping which is more in line with Kit Kats tradition of matching their wrapping with the flavour I.E mint=green, orange=orange.
While any chocolate treat is not exactly healthy Kit Kat 2 finger Cappuccino bars do contain 107 calories and 5.6g fat as well as E numbers and salt. Not the lightest or healthiest of snacks in my opinion considering the amount of wafer contained within the chocolate. They also contain milk and traces of nuts, so are not suitable for allergy sufferers (For a full nutrition listing go to- http://www.nestle.co.uk/ Templates/UK/Nutrition/ Brand.aspx?NRMODE= Published&NRNODEGUID=%7bB3B6D1D4-6B5C- 403A-8CB8-9FF2D95B5D23%7d&NRORIGINALURL =%2fNutrition%2fNutritionInformation% 2fBrand%2ehtm%3fCategory%3dConfectionery AndCakes%26Brand% 3dKit%2520Kat&NRCACHEHINT= Guest&Brand=Kit%20Kat&Category= ConfectioneryAndCakes phew is that one heck of a long link! and you'll need to remove the spaces to find the site, Dooyoo wont let me use the complete link)
I was lucky enough to receive our sample in the foil and sleeve version, I much prefer my Kit Kats this way, they have a sort of nostalgic value to them and it's more exiting peeling off the separate wrappers. Despite my usual dislike of coffee I decided to give the bar a go, mainly because we were out shopping and I was starving, peeling back the foil, and smoothing it out in the obsessive compulsive way I always have, the first thing I notice is the gentle scent of chocolate blended with the cappuccino aroma, it's not an overpowering coffee smell, certainly not like opening a pot of Nescafe but there's enough of the smell wafting up to remind you it's a coffee flavoured Kit Kat you're about to eat, it's not quite as sweet smelling as a regular Kit Kat which is perfect for those with less of a sweet tooth then I have. The bar itself appears much the same as a regular Kit Kat, 2 fingers of chocolate stamped with the Kit Kat logo (just in case you forgot who'd made the chocolate)
Of course next comes the snap, I've been known in the past to tuck in simply biting the fingers without breaking them, a tiny rebellious streak showing in my chocolate consumption (much like how I would previously eat Cream Eggs bottom first, or Chewits with their wrappers on, don't ask!) but knowing that this was coffee flavoured I was a bit more apprehensive and so split the fingers with the satisfying crack of the chocolate that always leaves my top covered with a light sprinkling of chocolate splinters. By the time it comes to actually eating the bar I'd almost lost my nerve, imagine someone who hates vegetables finally agreeing to try a sprout, they look at it, smell it, think about it, go to put it to their lips and then chicken out at the last minute wiping the sweat from their brow and trembling in terror! Ok so I wasn't in terror, but I was unsure, still baby3 gave me a swift reminder how hungry I was and I decided to be brave and take a bite.
Initially the Cappuccino flavour didn't hit me, instead what I tasted was a slightly subdued version of the Nestle chocolate, however as I chewed further, crunching through the wafer and cream the cappuccino began to make itself known. I was pleasantly surprised that it was nice subtle flavour, still maintaining the milky sweetness of the Kit Kat but with a little something extra, my concern had been that the flavour would be overwhelming, that the chocolaty goodness would be lost in a wave of coffee unpleasantness making a less than enjoyable eating experience, but it wasn't too bad, certainly bearable for a non coffee fan like myself. The wafer and cream inner has kept its usual style providing a wonderful mix of textures as you bite through the thin covering of chocolate, meet the crunchy resistance of the wafer and then blend it all together with the soft creamy layers. As I ate more of the bar and started on the second finger I was far more aware of the Cappuccino taste as it had time to build up on my taste buds, it still wasn't too strong or overpowering but filled my senses with a gentle lingering sensation of frothy Cappuccno.
Price & Availability-
Kits Kats themselves are widely available in single bars, multipacks and even Easter eggs, the cappuccino variety are available from Supermarkets such as Asda and can be bought in multipacks of 10 2 finger bars for £1.10, a single 4 finger bar will cost around 30p (although some stores and corner shops may be more expensive)
Other varieties available include Kit Kat Original, Orange, Dark chocolate, Mint and White chocolate (for more on Kit Kat and it's flavours both UK & Worldwide go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit_Kat) Kit Kats also come in their Chunky design, a single jumbo sized finger of the chocolate and wafer combination originally marketed at men in much the same way as Yorkies are, Chunky Kit Kat also has a peanut variety alongside Original.
While the chocolate bar didn't have my gag reflex working overtime it's not exactly a chocolate that I would set out to specifically buy, it's pleasant tasting enough and undoubtedly a dream for any coffee fan, but there are a great many other bars that I would reach for before considering this again. That my bar was a free sample was a bonus, I did manage to finish both fingers but had I purchased a 4 finger bar I think I'd have got through 2 and simply wrapped the remaining 2, abandoning them at the bottom of my handbag only to be found in a less than pleasant state several weeks later. The bar will undoubtedly be a success as many coffee flavour varieties often are, it does after all taste decent enough and is of the usual Nestle quality, if you like coffee flavouring give it a go, you might just like it.
For a look into the products and history you can visit the Nestle website at http://www.nestle.co.uk/OurBrands/ AboutOurBrands/ConfectioneryAndCakes/KitKat.htm (minus the space) or the above mentioned Wikipedia site which gives a fascinating look into Kit Kats history.
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