Kit Kat Chunkies

Friends and readers know I love good chocolate. Whether it’s Demarquette’s English Garden caramels, Paul A Young’s stout and muscovado chocolates, Katie from Matcha’s Earl Grey chocolates, Amano’s Dos Rios bar or Artisan du Chocolat’s crème eggs, I’m happy.

There is also plenty of what I call middle ground chocolate that I regularly enjoy – much of Hotel Chocolat’s range fits in there – superbly sourced cocoa, well thought out products, a high quality production process and easy to find on the high street. For me, so do bars from brands like Divine and Green & Blacks.

But occasionally, I’ll have a hankering for the cheap stuff. I know the “chocolate” is full of vegetable oil and sugar. Often it’s about ridding myself of a rumble in the belly and feeling the urge for something sweet. Nostalgia probably plays a huge part; most of us are drawn back to childhood favourites now and then, aren’t we?

Kit Kats fit into that last category for me, though I still miss the old wrapping, miss scoring through the foil before snapping apart the four fingers…

Chunky kit kats have existed for quite a while. These larger, single-finger kit kats aren’t quite as satisfying, mostly because the ratio and thickness of chocolate, wafer and filling aren’t the same as the original sized ones.

But the new(ish) limited edition flavours are still worth a try – and at least one of them will likely make it into Kit Kat’s permanent range.

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Chunky White Choc, Chunky Orange, Chunky Peanut Butter and Chunky Double Choc

How do they taste? Just as you’d expect – creamy milk chocolate and simple punchy flavours, all very very sweet. My favourite is probably the peanut butter, reminding me of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but a little less sickly. All four are decent enough that I’ll probably buy one now and again, maybe in a petrol station shop, where I often give in to the simple marketing tactics of lining the approach to the till with chocolate and sweets.

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Have you tried any of the new flavours? What do you think? And how do you rate the Chunky versions against the original slims?

Kavey Eats received complimentary samples from Kit Kat.

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12 Comments to "Kit Kat Chunkies"

  1. Mr Noodles

    I’m with you, the peanut butter is easily the Daddy! The orange isn’t too bad, a bit like a giant Club. The others? TBH, I can take or leave them.

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  2. Fuss Free Helen

    I loved the peanut butter one! And for that matter the orange.

    Great balanced piece. It is possible to enjoy all types of something. There is far too much snobbery out there!

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  3. Natalie

    OMG Kit Kat Chunkies! I searched for ages and ages for one of the peanut ones, and in the end had to get my mum to send me a bunch from a shop near her. I haven’t tried any of the other ones though, but the white one’s supposed to be pretty good?

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  4. Jamina

    I love Kit Kat chunkies, even more than the originals! I was mildly addicted to the caramel ones for a while. Sadly, the only one I’ve tried of the new ones is the Peanut Butter one and I wasn’t a fan. I prefer peanut M & Ms for my peanut butter/chocolate fix. Would love to try the white choc one though!

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  5. kaveyeats

    Mr Noodles, Helly, Michelle, sounds like we are all in agreement on our favourite!

    Natalie, for me white was too sweet but then I don’t like white chocolate much. The husband tested that one and he did enjoy it!

    Jamina, peanut M&Ms don’t do much for me but I adore peanut butter M&Ms. Sadly not too easy to find here, even the M&M store that opened didn’t sell them, so I didn’t bother to visit it!

    Rosana, I’ve tried the Mont Blanc and the Matcha ones, which MiMI bought back from Japan for me. I’m going to look for more when we visit in autumn!

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  6. Nicola

    Peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter! Is that a new flavour? I feel like I’ve been eating it for yonks… Sadly no longer available in my corner shop. Who do I have to lobby to get it back?!

    (beautiful light in the photos)

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  7. kaveyeats

    They released a PB flavour a few years ago, but it didn’t last and this is a completely redeveloped one, much better from what I hear from those who tried the previous version!
    New(ish) as it took me ages to get round to review and then ages to post!

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  8. Dom

    Didn’t you receive the samples from me? I’ve completely lost track of who I gave them to.

    (I didn’t like any of them and still have loads left!)

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  9. kaveyeats

    No, you did give me some but we ate those.
    Shortly afterwards I received set of samples from the PR, as above.

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