Product Type: Nestle Food
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Have a (coffee) break, have a Kit Kat!
Nestle Kit Kat Cappuccino
Member Name: Charlie-Kate
Nestle Kit Kat Cappuccino
Advantages: great price/lovely taste
Disadvantages: packaging could have a more "luxury feel"
I picked up a pack of ten of these at Asda as I had never tried them before and so thought it might be fun to write a review for product of the week.
If the product of the week is something which I would not usually eat/drink/watch etc, then I don't tend to go out of my way to sample just to write --however I was very tempted with the Kit Kat cappuccino bars, since I was able to buy a pack of ten for just £1.25, which, considering most lone chocolate bars can cost anywhere from 39p plus I thought that 12.5p was very good value.
I know the taste of Kit Kat and like it and I am a keen coffee drinker -so was eager to see what these bars had in store....
The ten bars were individually foil wrapped inside a larger foil wrap -it was rather light weight and not very sturdy, but did the job fine. On the front of the foil wrap is the unmistakable Kit Kat logo in red, the rest of the packaging is also coloured red. To differentiate this pack from other packs there is a photo taking up 1/4 of the front of the wrapper (top right) of a the top of a Cappuccino drink. I do not think that this photograph really stands out, and, as most people are usually in a hurry when in the supermarket or have other things on their mind, I'm not sure that it would immediately catch the attention of somebody not seeking these, it does tend to blend together with the red as well, again not making it as clear as it could be.
This being said, the logo is nice and clear and the "Kit Kat" part really stands out and is easy to pick out from other confectionary.
In a silver line underneath the picture of the drink , Nestle (the makers)
boast "Only 107 calories" --this is of course per bar and not per ten pack.
The flavour is also advertised along this silver line as "Cappuccino"
So basic advertising which give across the main logo,flavour and calorie consumption is there --however Kit Kat Cappuccino sounds very decedent , something you would treat yourself to, whilst the packaging, in my opinion lacks any type of "indulge yourself" feeling and all feels rather plain in comparrison to a somewhat "luxury" title/name.
Other basic information which can be found on the outside of the large foill packet which contains all ten bars is a contents description "10 x 2 finger bars" and the price £1.25.
Then the calorie count per bar (107 -5 per cent of the RDA) sugar content per bar (10.2g - 11 per cent of an adult's RDA) fat content per bar (5.6g - 8 per cent of an adult's RDA) Saturates count per bar (3.8g-19 per cent of and adult's RDA) and the salt content per bar (0.1g -2 per cent of and adult's RDA)
This information was handy to have on the front of the packet -very clear to see, but again, the layout all seemed rather basic -- given that Kit Kat seem to be going for the no frills approach with this one, I'm not sure if that is a good or a bad thing, personally, I do prefer a few frills, though not at the expense of the product itself.
The back of the packet gave us the catch phrase "have a break, have a Kit Kat" and described the contents as "Ten bars of two crispy wafer fingers covered with coffee flavour milk chocolate" --again , nothing over imaginative here, but the basic idea of the food --a good clear approach, but maybe something a little more "exotic" sounding would "hit the spot" a little better (here I am talking about my own personal preference and what sells a product to me).
There are a list of ingredients , a contact number for Nestle and a web address -- www.nestle.co.uk and a catchy "good to remember" --"Enjoying chocolate as part of a balanced diet is one of life's little pleasures."
Okay, so not bowled over by the packaging, but must take everything into account, and most importantly try the product, so I decide to open up my ten packet foil wrapped pack.
Upon opening the smell is strong - this is even before unwrapping one of the bars!
However -it is not a "bad" strong, it is a mixture of the two "indulgent" factors that I was hoping would make this chocolate special and a luxury product -coffee and chocolate --almost the smell of a lovely warm mocha coffee, a very calming smell, though fairly strong a very tempting smell, one which does not annoy, there is no trace of packaging, just the lovely aroma of coffee and chocolate -- I felt like I had walked into starbucks!
The smell of the product did a lot more for my taste buds that the visual image on the package a very tempting smell and one which excited me and made me look past the packaging and at one of the single bars.
Are somewhat smaller than I would have liked, but still a fairly good size as there are two fingers.
They each come individually foil wrapped with a sleeve containing the information on the outer packet on.
Not as big as you would get from a vending machine, in fact only two thirds of the size, but still good value.
I opened my bar as I always do my Kit Kats, remove the outer sleeve and score down the middle of the two fingers through the plastic foil with my finger.
After such a fantastic aroma, my mouth was watering ready for the ultimate test....
The chocolate was not as thick as it could have been surrounding the wafer bar, however it was delicious!
It has the perfect coffee/chocolate balance, which must have been difficult to create. To try to describe this taste...it is milk chocolate, fresh, creamy but with a more "weighty" taste -the coffee adds a kick to the normal milk chocolate flovour, getting the taste buds working overtime!
It is very reminiscent to a mocha coffee taste, in a chocolate bar!
The wafers are substantial and have some chocolate inside them, the taste of the coffee, chocolate and wafer combine to make this a very comforting food, think of sitting in front of the television with a biscuit and a cup of coffee -add in a bit of everybody's favourite ingredient and there is definately a recipe for success!!
Because the emphasis, for me, was on the comforting chocolate and coffee indulgence, I did not like these straight out of the fridge, in fact, I left them out of the fridge for a while and then consumed with a glass of red wine -perfection!!
If you do decide to eat "yours" this way, be prepared to savor only for a short time, as the chocolate layer will not take long to melt, but this is how I enjoy my coffee chocolate!
I was really surprised to have enjoyed the Kit Kat cappuccino bars so much, as I rarely like the coffee flavoured chocolate, even though I do love both of the ingredients. I often find other brands too over powering in their coffee taste, with little time to savour the chocolate,
I found that Nestle had managed to combine both equally well and although the coffee smell was very apparent , it most certainly did not take away from the indulgent, chocolate feel/taste to this bar.
I really did induldge myself with these and doubt that the packet will stay around too long!.
I would certainly but these again and thought that they were outstanding value for money -they are great tasting and you can really have a luxury "break" with one of these bars!
The smell and taste are tempting and mouth watering, even if the packaging was quite basic.
I would recommend these to fans of Kit Kat , coffee and chocolate alike -you don't need to like all three to enjoy the bar, though for maximum satisfaction it does help:)
This review can also be found on Ciao.co.uk, I hope that you enjoy it!
Summary: Enjoyable chocolate -- A nice new edition to the Kit Kat family!