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.
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.
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.