“ Manufacturer: Nestle / Type: Sweets „
As a special treat following completion of the London Bikeathon at the weekend I've let myself enjoy a couple of treats this week. One of those has been a caramel version of one of my favourite chocolate bars, the Kit Kat Chunky. Since they first came out I've been a regular purchaser of the original Chunky and the chance to try a slight variation on the standard, chocolate flavour was certainly a consideration in my buying decision. Of course as with all special editions and different flavours whether the taste would live up to my expectations was another matter.
Making The Kat Chunky
The original Kit Kat concept dates back to 1935, however in 1999 the new owners, Nestle opted to take Rowentree's original 4 finger design and create something new. The result was the Kit Kat Chunky and since 1999 it has gone on to become a success around the world, which in turn has resulted in the introduction of numerous new and special edition flavours. These have ranged from Orange and Caramel in this Country to Banana flavour in Japan.
Getting Chunky With It
The Caramel Chunky comes in the same shape, size and apart from a slight variation wrapper to the original Kit Kat Chunky. The only noticeable change about the 50g bar of chunky chocolate in front of me is the addition of some golden caramel colouring in place of the traditional red and the insertion of the word caramel. Otherwise it all looks the same, however it is incredibly easy to identify the caramel one from the original on the shop shelf.
Like the original Chunky the caramel one is a single, large finger of chocolate and as soon as you unwrap it there is a pleasant smell of caramel, which mixes and slightly overwhelms the chocolate scent. The aroma, whilst being very sweet with its caramel overtones is still very pleasant and adds to the anticipation of that first bite into the bar. Of course if you don't particularly like the smell of a strong Caramel flavouring then this bar will seem a little over powering.
The form of the Chunky stays true to the original Kit Kat design with a layer of chocolate around the outside, crunchy wafer in the middle with the flavour, in this case caramel sitting above the layers of wafer. With the thick chocolate around the outside of the bar it makes that first bite the most pleasurable of all. As the chocolate layer gives way your teeth slide through the rest of the bar getting an instant mix of the flavours within.
As I savoured the first bite the caramel flavour was the first noticeable factor. The chocolate flavouring seemed to be blended well with the caramel to make the taste reflect the name on the front of the wrapper. The chocolate really melts into the background allowing the caramel flavour to really take over, which makes the bar a lot sweeter than the original Chunky.
Personally though I found the flavour to be very pleasant. I doubt if I could eat more than one of these in a sitting due to the sweet nature of the bar but as a fan of Kit Kat Chunky's and caramel I would say that the flavouring actually works really well.
A Chunky Delivery
At 52p a bar I have to admit I rather enjoyed my first experiences of a Kit Kat Chunky Caramel, in fact I enjoyed it so much I've bought 3 this week already. I couldn't however have more than one in a day and in fairness I probably wont have another one for a good few weeks now. The Caramel Chunky is good in small doses and the scent of the bar is very appealing and sweet. It mixes a good flavouring and scent with the quality of the Chunky brand.
If you like a mixture of chocolate and caramel then this is a bar you will enjoy, however it is worth bearing in mind that the caramel is the over riding flavour. It works well however and with the stronger caramel flavouring it does make it quite sweet. To enjoy with a cup of tea or as a snack it works well, but any more than one will be far too overpowering. That said it is a decent product and one I'd happily recommend
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I like Kit Kat's but was never that keen on trying the Chunky ones. The idea of a large Chunky bit Kit kat wasn't what the simple Chocolate bar was about in my view, so I stuck to the perhaps boring but tasty 4 fingered pack. We had a 4 pack of these in the house as the wife bought them when they were on offer for £1. she likes the odd one, but she wouldn't eat them all the time either as finds them a bit sickly.
You get these in the normal original kind, or the caramel ones. The wife says that Caramel ones are that bit nicer, as they are sweeter and just different than the standard Chocolate and Wafer of a Kit kat.
This is a pretty chunky bar of Chocolate. It wasn't too hard to eat, but thicker than I thought it would be. This just consists of lots of layers of thin Wafer with a Nestle chocolate covering. The Chocolate coating is quite thick and breaks off in chunks a bit as well. The Caramel part seems to be at the top and seems more to be caramel coated wafer. It was a bit sticky but more a solid caramel coating, and very sweet.
This is shaped like a giant thick finger of Kit Kat and should satisfy a sweet tooth.
Per bar these have 260 calories. Seems quite a lot of Chocolate for this amount.
Nice enough for a change, but nothing I would tend to buy very much out of a shop. There is nicer Chocolate bars out there, and ones that aren't quite so sickening.
I'm afraid I've had a bit of a sweet tooth of late, never fully recovered from Easter's chocolate hangover recently and the Kit Kat Chunky Caramel appealed to me lately, perhaps its because I may have something in common with the chocolate bar's chunky appearance if I carry on at this rate!
I've been aware of the various Kit Kat Chunkies but for some reason hadn't come across the Caramel flavour until recently, the chunky style is far from the silver wrapped kit-kats I knew as a kid, the one which I bought seemed to have its wrapper tinted with yellow which I believe is not normal and certainly came across as a bit odd considering Kit Kat's usual red uniform. Perhaps it was this marketing ploy that got me to buy it though!
When unwrapped, the Kit Kat Chunky Caramel is a large chunky oblong with just the words Kit Kat seemingly carved into the chocolate. A thick layer of chocolate (thicker on the top than the bottom) coats the usual Kit Kat wafer, at first look I didn't see any caramel at all but when I chomped away at a mouthful of it there was a strong sweet caramel flavour.
Now I didn't want to appear to obvious because we're not really supposed to eat in the work place (it's not that they let us starve, there's a special room provided for eating) but the curiosity had got the better of me and I had to inspect it further, I finally found a thin layer of caramel hid in the upper chunky chocolate part -it's quite surprising how strong the flavour is for such a small amount.
I'm a bit of a caramel fanatic so I may be a bit biased but I thought this was delicious and quite a bit better than the other Kit Kat Chunky's which I'm not overly fond of.
My favourite chocolate bar is Kitkat, preferably the traditional and original four finger version but I won't say no to the chunky version by any means. On impulse I grabbed one of these Caramel versions the other day and had high hopes because I love kitkat and I love caramel so it sounded like win win.
The wrapper has changed since the one up in the picture, It is mostly gold but with a red oval shape with the KitKat logo in the middle. Chunky is written in blue with Caramel in bronze underneath. It has 272 calories which is roughly fifty more than a standard KitKat.
A plain KitKat Chunky is thin layers of biscuit wafer with thin layers of chocolate then surrounded by a very thick layer of chocolate on the outside. I expected this caramel one to have either thin layers of caramel in or a thick layer at the top. When I bit into it, I was surprised to see that instead of the golden caramel you get in Dairy Milk Caramel or Galaxy Caramel, runny and gooey, it was a bronze layer of what looked like fudge and was like some kind of solid dry mush. It made the KitKat taste really overly sickly and I did not like the texture.
Rather disappointed with this. Will stick with the normal ones from now on.
I had one of these ages ago but thought they'd stopped making them because I haven't seen them in any of the shops by me. When I went into town shopping the other day I come over starving and went to the shop to get something sweet to see me through because I wasn't in the mood for Mcdonalds or anything like that. I spotted Kit Kat Caramel Chunky bars and brought one even though I didn't like them all that much first time round! Stupid the stuff you buy when you're starving! lol
All it is is a Chunky Kit Kat that has got a layer of caramel in it, over all it tastes the same as a normal Chunky Kit Kat but it's LOADS sweeter..... even though I can eat mega sweet food this made me feel majorly sick before I'd even eaten half of the bar. The chocolate is mega thick and the wafer has got a gorgeous crunch, that's why they should have left Chunky Kit Kats alone because they don't NEED to have caramel put into them and I reckon it just spoils a wicked chocolate bar.
I love the chocolate on the bar and that suprised me because I don't usually like nestle chocolate that much. It's got a lovely sweet flavour and starts melting as soon as you put it in your mouth, it goes proper nice with the sweet wafer and the 2 different textures is brill because the chocolate is smooth and creamy but the wafer is crunchy and takes some biting through.
The caramel wrecks it all though. It's so over powering that all you can taste after a bit is the sickly caramel and it's soooooooo sweet that I felt like I was sucking sugar cubes! The chocolate reacts funny with the caramel and makes it seems even sweeter than it is and from the taste I would never think it was a usually yummy Chunky Kit Kat! I don't even think the caramel tastes all that nice because it's not like Cadburys caramel and is a solid layer like you would get on some biscuits, it feels proper fake to eat and the taste of it stayed in my mouth a bit even after I brushed my teeth.
I paid 60p for this and that was 30p too much because half ended up going in the bin because the sweetness of the caramel made my teeth proper sensitive and made me feel pukey, that NEVER happens for me with chocolate so this is obviously way to sugary.
Not recommended.... too much sugar makes this a stupidly sickly bar of chocolate!!!
Ahhh the Kit Kat Chunky Caramel another special edition bar to fly out of the factory of nestle after the revelling and suprising success of its bigger brother The Kit Kat Chunky Peanut. Ever since the Kit Kat was first produced Nestle knew they were on to a winner it has been reviewed time and time again and I didn't think much was going to be able to trump the humble two finger Kit Kat, that is until this new bar came along...
The newest edition to the Kit Kat family the Kit Kat chunky caramel has taken chocolate lovers, including myself, everywhere by storm. Now I make it a goal to always try new thing and I know this saying is usually applied to healthier things but I use this motto for everything in my life so when I saw this for the first time for sale in my local newsagents I knew I should stick to my belef and bought one along with my daily newspaper.
As I bit in I was shocked this was no ordinary Kit Kat its texture was smooth with a little crunch from the biscuit centre. Now I am sure we have all tried the Kit Kat chunky so I will not bore you with the details of how that tasted but the caramel layer off sets this bar perfectly to create a peak in culinary enjoyment and nutrition.
Although not the healthiest bar in the world this is now one of my favourite treats and I have to exercise great care not to indulge too often in these spectacular bars.
The humble Kit Kat may have been reviewed time and time again, but since even I did a review on it, it's bigger, tastier cousin has arrived on our supermarket shelves. I am of course talking about the Kit Kat Chunky Caramel. Yum.
I'm sure you're all familiar with the standard Kit Kat Chunky - a 'thick' Kit Kat finger that is like three or four normal ones fused together in terms of size and amount. Being a sweet tooth kind of guy, the prospect of the regular Kit Kat Chunky having caramel in it filled me with sheer delight...
Presented in a shiny, gold wrapper, the big old Kit Kat logo is instantly recognisable and something I thought of reaching for the moment I first saw it on the shelf. Inside the bar, the caramel is perhaps different to what many of us would expect - my first thought would have been it would be smooth, silky caramel like the stuff found in the Daily Milk Caramel or Wispa Gold. This caramel is far more 'stodgy' and less free flowing - if anything it's more a Kit Kit Chunky with Caramac inside it. It's that sort of consistency, which may not appeal to as many people as the smooth caramel but trust me it's still delicious.
The 'stodgy' caramel ensures the wafers inside the bar don't go soft, as with the caramel sat on top of all the wafers, it could become slightly chewy if it's been sat on the shelf a few weeks before you buy it - then it may become something like a Lion Bar and that's a completely different prospect all together!
In essence then, if you want runny caramel then don't bother with this. However, if you're a fan of the standard Kit Kat Chunky with a bit of a sweet bite to it, then I reckon this one will be for you...of course, if you're unsure, stick with the regular one. If you like it too much, just stick with Caramac.
A single one will set you back around the 50p mark and 250 calories, along with 16 grams of fat per bar - as far as I'm aware you can't buy multi-packs as of yet (I'm happy to be corrected there!) but surely it can't be long before I propose they're available by campaigning outside Parliament...feel free to join me.
I always thought the original kitkat was ok but the chocolate was spread on abit too thin, then they bought out the chunky which I liked, then the chunky peanut butter which I absolutley fell in love with, so when they bought out the chunky caramel I just had to try it.
This product is widely available as it is made by nestle which is a worldwide known chocolate brand and a version of the 'kitkat' which is one of the most popular chocolate bars. It costs about 60p which is about average for chocolate bars now. It comes in similar packaging to the original kitkat chunky, but has a metallic gold wrapper instead of red which is very eyecatching.
The product consists of wafer and soft/creamy caramel (not the runny, sticky sort) covered in thick chocolate..delicious. I'm really glad they bought out this product, it is a really tasty treat and although it has 272 calories and isn't very nutritious what can you expect from a chunky chocolate bar? I wouldn't advise eating more than one a time though as the thick chocolate combined with the caramel can make it quite sickly.
The large bar, which smiled at me from the vending machine, had two of my favourite words written on its wrapper. One was chocolate and the other was caramel. I had of course tried Kit Kat before in both the standard and chunky versions so I pretty much knew what to expect when it came to quality.
The price underneath the product said it would vend for 60p I had seen them cheaper at around 55p in Asda and similar stores, but thought an extra 5p was Ok since there were no shops for at least 2.5 miles. I inserted my money pressed the required keys and voila a Nestle Kit Kat Chunky Caramel was delivered to the awaiting drawer.
On inspection the wrapper was almost identical to the standard chunky bar and indeed the normal four finger bar being that it was bright red with the word Kit Kat emblazoned across it entire length. The wording was decorated with the traditional white oval, to it bottom right curve was the largish and golden coloured word Caramel. Boy was I looking forward to this.
First impressions can be very important and my first instincts on opening one end of the wrapper was; YES. I could smell the delightful aroma of caramel mingled with the seductive tones of milk chocolate, I was already very happy. I took a large bite and as usual was met which some thick chocolate covering the layered wafers which were visible. The cream bonding the layers appeared to be the normal vanilla type cream of Kit Kats above the layers of wafer though was something different.
At about an eighth of an inch thick and sitting proud on the wafer biscuits was a layer of caramel nestling under the thick milk chocolate. On chewing each perfectly created texture and flavour melted with each other and the resulting conglomeration had my taste buds dancing. Chocolate vanilla and caramel soft and inviting, and mixed with some very delicious crispy wafer. This might well have been the best 60p I've spent in ages.
This is one seriously delicious chocolate bar with only one downside, and it harts me to say this.....................it might just be a little too chunky. I did find by the end of the bar that it was beginning to get just a tad sickly. Perhaps just a little smaller and it would have been perfect. This is a small concern however since you are under no obligation to scoff the lot in a oner like gutsy old me. I think it is excellent value for money and is a divine bar and seriously recommend it to anyone who likes their caramel and chocolate in one super mix.
***KIT KAT CARAMEL CHUNKY***
Kit Kat is made by nestle and is a yummy wafer biscuit that can be enjoyed any time of the day. A standard kit kat has 4 fingers to it but you can also buy these in snack sizes which have 2 fingers which are only available to buy in multi-packs. Kit Kat Chunky is a bigger and thicker bar than a normal standard sized Kit Kat and it has more wafer layers and thicker chocolate.
You can also buy Kit Kat Chunky Peanut as well and in some countries other versions are available such as Kit Kat Chunky White and Hazelnut Caramel. Most of these are limited edition in some countries but in some countries these are also permanent flavours.
This is avaliable to buy from most local shops and supermarkets and cost approx 50p-60p.
The bar comes in a wrapper which is similar to the kit kat chunky wrapper, except this is more of a metallic gold, foil wrapper. And has caramel written on the front of the bar clearly.
When you open the wrapper you can see a chunky chocolate bar which is covered in a nice thick layer of chocolate. It looks just like a standard Kit Kat Chunky and you can't even tell that this has caramel inside it. It smells like a nice milk chocolate smell but you can also smell a hint of caramel in with the chocolate as well. It does smell very tempting and I hope it tastes as good as it smells.
In each bar there is 72 calories which is 14% of your recommended daily allowance.
When biting into the Kit Kat Chunky my teeth sunk into the chocolate and the caramel layer which sits on top of the wafer biscuit. I was very surprised that this wasn't runny caramel as that's what I was expecting. The milk chocolate tasted yummy with the caramel and the wafer layers gave it a bit more texture to it and mixed well with the chocolate and caramel. The caramel taste is quite noticeable amongst the chocolate and this combination together taste very sweet and I can imagine this would get too sickly if you ate more than once these. This Kit Kat is definitely filling and made me very thirsty.
As you take a bite from the kit kat chunky you can't really see the caramel layer on top of the wafer biscuit. You can smell the caramel which is quite a strong smell.
I love Kit Kat chunky's but I didn't think much of this caramel flavoured one. It does taste quite strongly of caramel but it's not what I expected. This is ok once in a while, but it's not something I would buy regularly as I would prefer just a normal Kit Kat Chunky. Others might really like this bar and maybe they will bring out the 2 finger snack versions of these as well. This is definitely a must try choccie bar, but for me I won't rush out to buy it and I'm not bothered if it get's taken off of our shelves.
(review also on ciao)
Any regular readers of my reviews will be aware by now that I have a huge sweet tooth and indulge it on a regular basis, a past time of mine which I am more than happy to dedicate as much free time as possible!
Because of my huge love affair with chocolate, cakes and sweet stuffs in general, my other half will quite often bring home a little treat for me after his working day.
The treat in question yesterday was a bar of chocolate that I had never come across although I have heard of it before and of course have discovered that such a bar was in existence thanks to the wonder of Dooyoo!
The Kit Kat chunky caramel bar is what I was presented with and this cost my partner 60 pence from a newsagents shop near his work. He informs me too that he has seen these bars in petrol stations as well as our local grocery store so I would have thought they were widely available.
The Kit Kat chunky is basically the same shape as one of the little 'fingers' from the usual size of Kit Kat biscuit although it is much bigger, hence the 'chunky' name. I believe that there are several versions of the Kit Kat chunky bar available such as the original bar or a 'peanut butter' version.
The Kit Kat chunky is made up of layers in much the same way as a regular two or four fingered Kit Kat biscuit. The layers are basically layers of wafer 'sandwiched' together in a bar shape that is covered in milk chocolate.
The one big difference about the Kit Kat chunky 'caramel' is of course the addition of caramel!
If somebody presents me with a chocolate bar with 'caramel' in the title I will expect the sort of runny, gooey caramel that I am used to with the likes of a Cadbury's caramel bar or a Galaxy caramel. The Kit Kat caramel doesn't have this though and the top layer of the chunky bar was not made up of a gooey textured filling but instead I was surprised to find the most delicious caramel filling, much thicker and sweeter in texture than what I had been expecting.
For want of a better word, I will call the caramel filling 'fondant' although this is not quite right either. The texture is more solidified than normal caramel and is smooth and really quite creamy. The taste of the caramel fondant filling is similar to a sort of sweet toffee like fudgy taste and in my opinion it is very delicious. If you were a fan of the 'Caramac' bars that had a fudge like taste to them then I think you would like these caramel Kit Kats.... The flavour reminded me of those a little.
I will confess that I found the addition of the caramel made the whole bar a bit on the sweet side, and that is really saying something given my horrendous sweet tooth! I had to actually eat the bar in two sittings as it was verging on sickly but this was no big problem and I thoroughly enjoyed it for the most part.
I'm sure it will come as no surprise to learn that the Kit Kat chunky caramel bar is not the best in terms of nutrition. The 50g bar contains 272 calories... eeek!
I would definitely recommend the Kit Kat chunky caramel bars but only if you have a sweet tooth and enjoy fudge-tasting delicacies. Otherwise, these probably aren't your best bet.
I absolutely love the classic kit kats...
Then they gave me four fingers (oo err)...
Then they gave me chunky...
Now they've given me Kit Kat Caramel Chunky - what more could a girl ask for (Johnny-Depp-covered-in-kit-kat-chunky?! oh wait..did I say that out loud?).
So whadda we got here? Well a kit kat if you have been living on Venus for the last 20 years is wafer biscuits sandwiched with think chocolate then dipped in more chocolate. Chunky is a more chocolatey and bigger version of this.
When I heard about Caramel Chunky I was excited. I wasn't sure what to expect. My co-worker expected soft oozey caramel, I expected hard Caramac style chocolate. I was right (naturally!) and he was disappointed. I think if they had made them oozy caramel that could have been interesting too, but they didnt. They put wafer, normal chocolate, extra layer of caramac style chocolate in then covered it in normal chocolate.
I like the taste, but it isn't overwhelmingly different to the normal kit kat chunky. Co-worker was disappointed, disgusted and vowed he'd never buy another one. I've had a couple, but I'm not overwhelmed, they aren't a taste sensation. If they had covered the bar in Caramac style chocolate it would have been better.
They are around 60p a bar and I've only seen them be sold singly, not seen them in packs. You can get them in supermarkets and definitely Shell garages :)
The wrapper is similar to the normal kit kat chunky, they could have made it a bit more eyecatching/obvious to what it actually was.
I'd give it a go. I'd eat another, I was unmoved but not disappointed by them.
I love wafer style biscuits and the kitkat is one of them. Then nestle decided it would be a good idea to make them chunky instead of little wafer fingers we would have one giant one like a yorkie bar! You can dip these in your tea too, which is an added bonus.
Then the decision came to make a caramel version of the beloved kitkat and in the chunky style too. So lets see what happened.
We have a large amount of chocolate making up the shell covering up the now also larger wafer too. Sitting on top of the wafer you will find the caramel. But the caramel is not runny, not at all. Instead its kind of thick, dry and more comparable to fudge, the really sugary stuff though oh yeh and looks really weird in colour, a really golden colour. The packaging makes you believe its smooth and at least part liquid. I was not expecting this at all and felt somewhat disappointed to be honest. I was waiting for some runny, well at least smooth caramel as opposed to fudge style paste stuck in the middle.
The taste of the kit kat and wafer is the same as with the smaller versions, same taste just bigger. The caramel bit on the other hand just did not tatse like caramel enough for me. It kind of tastes of burnt sugar or similar.
So overall I can say I will not be buying one of these again. Kitkat should have stayed away from new interesting ideas especially ones as bad as this!
Was it a ploy to get consumers back on track and buy more kitkats or was this a new flavour to get something new out of the brand? Either way it's failed in my eyes, badly. I don't care how much effort goes into a product or its packaging, the final piece is in the testing/tasting I believe they failed at this one.
Just leave the caramel stuff out, then it would be perfect!
A whole hunk of chunky caramel yumminess wrapped in a red gold and white very distinctive Nestle Kit Kat wrapper - wow - this is one of the nicest new chocolate bars I have had in a long time and so much so that my colleague and I at work have had one a day since we discovered them - not good for your snacking habits if you are into healthy eating!
I would thoroughly recommend this bar as it is just as good as the usual Kit Kat chunky, it has that lovely thick milk chocolate wrapped around a substantial wafer and a lovely thick layer of caramel on the top - this is not runny caramel as in a Wispa Caramel but more like a sort of fudge like consistency and very delicious. I find one bar keeps me satisfied for ages. Very good.
It is described on the wrapper as "crisp wafer finger (a quite thick finger I would say!) with a caramel creamy topping (20%) covered in milk chocolate (60%" So you can see from this description that there is a high percentage of actual good solid Nestle milk chocolate and very little in the way of additives. There are 272 calories in the whole bar which is very reasonable.
Ingredients - sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, vegetable fat, wheat flour, cocoa mass, whey powder, caramelised milk powder (4.8%)(skimmed milk, whey, sugar, butter, flavouring), butterfat, emulsified cocoa mass, (soya lecithin), invert sugar syrup, flavourings, salt, paprika extract, raising agent, (sodium bicarbonate).
Followed by the warning - "may contain traces of peanuts and nuts"
I hope you enjoy this lovely chocolate bar as much as we did at work - it may well become our stressbusting mascot for Christmas 2009!!
I've never been much of a fan of wafer biscuits. My Mum used to give me a two-fingered kitkat in my lunchbox as a treat, and even at the tender age of eight I was disappointed by how little chocolate and how much wafer there was on there. The advent of Kitkat Chunky with its thick chocolate shell improved matters somewhat: here the wafer added a pleasant crunch to a proper chocolatey taste, and there was that pleasant chocolate 'hit' that inevitably comes with something that contains far too many calories per square inch.
Kitkat Caramel Chunky is one in a long line of novelty Kitkat flavours, designed to bring consumers back to the product. It's a bit of a cheap trick but I have to admit, it worked on me. The fact that the bars were two for 70p in Tesco also helped to persuade me, though!
The caramel in this bar isn't the runny kind you'd find in a Cadbury's Caramel bar. Instead, it's a dry, slightly mousse-like gunk that sits on top of the wafers, looking a slightly sickly golden colour and imparting a taste of burnt sugar. It doesn't look that appetising, but in taste-terms the effect is pleasant, though it didn't rock my world. Since ordinary Kitkats aren't exactly sour, the added sweetness in this variety would probably be too much for someone who didn't have a very, very sweet tooth. I enjoyed it as a cheap, novelty snack but I'm not sure I'd rush out to buy it again.