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The kit kat chunky is precisely as you would expect - it is basically one finger of a kit Kat bar, but much bigger!!
The kit Kat chunky is a large white vanilla wafer, about the same size as a finger of twix, but then it is coated in nestle milk chocolate so the overall product is bigger than a twix finger if that makes sense.
A cross section of the bar shows that it is trapezoid in shape as the bottom of the wafer is slightly wider than the top.
The bar is quite robust and so as a result it is not that easy to break in half or snap like you can with the regular 4 finger variety. This means that it is not ideal for sharing..... What a shame!
The kit Kat chunky comes in a bright red wrapper, not dissimilar to the regular 4 finger kit kat so it is quite distinctive. It is available to buy at most newsagents and supermarkets for 70p but keep an eye out at Sainsburys as I have seen these in there as a 4 pack multipack for £1 which makes them just 25p each. What a bargain!
The first thing you notice with this bar is the crunch. The lovely thick wafer biscuit inside is crisp as you bite in and then wonderfully chewy.
The second thing you notice is the chocolate. Lovely and thick. And very very tasty.
One thing I do love doing with these is dunking then in a cup of tea. It just feels like the right thing to do as they are in effect a giant chocolate coated biscuit. Yum!!
I suppose some people may think this bar is a little bland but to be honest, sometimes I think simpler is better
I have a horribly sweet tooth, and I'm a major chocoholic to boot, so I have to limit my confectionary intake for the sake of my waistline! However, there is one chocolate bar that is like crack for me, and that's Chunky Kit Kats!
Chunky Kit Kats are sold both singly and in multipacks (of 3, 4 and 8). Each bar weighs 48g and, whilst prices vary, single bars cost around 65p. Multipacks vary wildly in price as many supermarkets regularly have promotions. 4 packs generally cost £1.60 but I usually pick them up on offer for £1 in Poundland, Co-Operative, Sainsbury's or Iceland. Similarly, 8 packs are around £2.60 at regular price but are often on sale for £2.
Each bar comes wrapped in a heat-sealed foil wrapper, on the outside of which is the familiar Kit Kat red and white logo along with the word 'Chunky' on a blue background. The inside of the wrapper is plain silver foil.
The bars themselves consist of an elongated ingot-shaped chocolate bar around 10cm x 3cm x 3cm, with the Kit Kat logo inprinted in the chocolate layer on the top of the bar. The bar is covered in a thick layer of milk chocolate, and, when bitten into, various layers of thin wafer alternated with milk chocolate layers can be seen. It's hard to count the layers but I estimate there to be around 5 layers in total.
The bars are quite hard to bite into, so if you have lots of fillings or bridges I would suggest snapping chunks off the bar to eat.
Ingredients include 67% milk chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter and wheat, so those with intolerances or allergies to soya, wheat or lactose should take note. Each bar provides 267 calories, around average for a chocolate bar of this size, along with 12 g of fat (many bars are 20g upwards so this is good) and 30g of carbohydrates.
I've eaten *way* too many chocolate bars over the years. I was never keen on regular Kit Kats as a child, although I loved the milk chocolate the wafer was wrapped in. Once in a while I bit into one of these and discovered there was hardly any wafer inside; rather the whole Kit Kat finger was pure chocolate! My friends and I always coveted these super-special Kit Kats as there's something about the milk chocolate that makes it taste a lot sweeter and milkier than any other chocolate I've come across.
When Nestle released Chunky Kit Kats I was instantly hooked as these have much more of the special Kit Kat chocolate included, reminiscent of the 'lucky' regular Kit Kats I occasionally found as a child. The chocolate coating is exceptionally thick, and there is even more chocolate included inside. The wafer doesn't diminish from the chocolate-eating experience for me; rather it forms a pleasing contrast of texture, and forces me to slow down my eating, prolonging the enjoyment of the bar further.
Since these chocolate bars are so rich I find that eating one of them for my Elevensies keeps me going right through to lunchtime, and satisfies my choccy craving until at least mid-afternoon, which for me is very good! Also I find one of these to be more than adequate at one sitting, and it's super-rare for me to eat 2 in a day. Conversely, if I don't get a Chunky Kit Kat each morning I feel withdrawal symptoms as they are so super addictive for me!
In conclusion, I think these are wonderful chocolate bars. They're rich, satisfying and contain slightly less fat than your average chocolate bar.
I have been trying to eat more healthily later but whilst shopping in Home Bargains this afternoon I just HAD to buy a pack of these KitKat Chunky bars because they were just £1 for 4. They normally retail at 69p each 48g bar so I really could not miss such a bargain now could I??
Mine are the ones pictured in red and are the original chocolate variety as opposed to the peanut variety. The wrapping is slightly more attractive and eye catching than that pictured in that the silver foil makes the bars look even more tempting. On the reverse of the pack I am told 'a KitKat break is one of life's little pleasures, best enjoyed as part of a balanced diet and active lifestyle' -ha! - I meekly justify my chocolate 'fix' by thinking my salad lunch and 10 minute walk to and from the shops gave me a good reason to allow myself a treat. Plus it IS Halloween ...
The bars are heat sealed each end but are not fiddly to open and the unmistakeable Nestle chocolate smell hits me straightaway. The bar is lovely and thick and far more substantial than the usual 2 or 4 bar regular KitKats. I am sure they contain more chocolate than the others too because,although the 'biscuity' part is evident it does not seem as apparent because the chocolate coating is thicker.
The taste is lovely and I was not disappointed. The flavours blend well together and there is a satisfying crunch as I bite into each mouthful ... lovely I have to say. I found the bar I ate filled me and certainly met my chocolate 'fix' very well indeed. I have put the other 3 bars in the fridge and hopefully I can keep them there for a good few days because each one contains 247 calories so is approximately the same amount I have in my usual sandwich lunch yet far less healthy.
On the reverse of the pack I am provided with a fair amount of information including ingredients, nutritional values,and contact details. For some reason there is a round silver Nestle logo too which looks nice enough but not quite sure why it is there?
If you like KitKat original finger bars you may well like these larger Chunky ones which I would say are best saved for adults!! Would I pay the usual 69p each? I'm not sure to be honest, but 4 for £1 seems a lot more tempting so I think I might have to go shopping at Home Bargains on a full stomach next time!
I am not a big fan of chocolate bars it has to be said and when the urge takes me it's usually the Galaxy variety I would go for...until I discovered the peanut butter kit Kat chunky!
I bought mine from a corner shop for 69p and it seems to be available in most of my local shops but you will definatley find it in the supermarkets. It's sealed in a foil wrapper to keep the chocolate fresh. The bar consists of a wafer finger (bigger than your usual KitKat) which is covered in peanut cream and then smothered in a thick layer of chocolate. It is a very indulgent snack at around 246 calories but a yummy treat! The peanut hit is not too overpowering and its lovely and creamy ...not at all like the sticky crunchy peanut butter you get in a jar!
Only downside of this is that I eat it far too quickly and then want another one, I also tend to feel rather guilty too as it's certainly not a healthy snack, however a little bit of what you fancy now and again cant do any harm if you ask me.
Not many things end up being better than the original but give me a kitkat chunky over a normal one anyday!
The kitkat chunky is a chunkier single finger version of its sister the 2/4 finger kitkat. Its available all over the place in supermarkets, corner shops, newsagents etc and costs around 80p about average for a chocolate bar now. Its also now available in different flavours; peanut butter, mint, coconut to name but a few. They are often launching new flavours for a limited time as a competition to see which sells better then they keep that one on. Nice sales trick kit kat!
The 'normal' kit kat chunky comes in a bright red foil fresh wrapper with the kit kat logo taking up much of the packaging. On the back there is nutritional information and ingredients/allergen information. For a 48g bar you are looking at 246 calories which is pretty high, its worth it though!
The bar has a thick outer coating of nestle milk chocolate which has kitkat embossed into it. I find nestle chocolate sweeter than most other chocolate for me that's no bad thing. Its lovely and silky smooth on the tongue. I love the thick layer on each end of the bar its the best bit!
Inside the chocolate outer is a thick chocolate wafer thats deliciously sweet and crisp. It flakes off as you eat it and can make quite a mess! Combined with the chocolate its super sweet and delicious.
I prefer it to the original as theres more actual chocolate; to me thats only a good thing! Good job nestle.
Item: Kit Kat Chunky - Coconut
Bought in: Local Shop, but you can get them in most shops and supermarkets
I've been going a little COCONUTTY recently and have been on the Malibu's and Coconut hot chocolates and then picked this big boy up in our local sweet shops too. I blame the fact that we haven't been our sunny summer holiday yet and I am searching out things that remind me of the beach and sun tan lotions haha
This doesn't come in the old paper and foil wrapper than other Kit Kats do (actually do the 4 fingers still come in foil, will have to go get one and find out haha) They come in a plastic all in one red plastic wrapper. It has Kit Kat written across the front in a mix of red and white text and is easily recognisable as the Kit Kat product. The specifics are detailed as "Chunky Coconut" and the only thing to engage your brain to think of coconuts is a green leaf on a cream coloured back ground. This doesn't make me think of coconuts at all and it's not very eye catching. If I couldn't see the word coconut I wouldn't know what flavour this is. The rest of the wrapper had details on the ingredients, sell by date, and cals/fats etc. the wrapper is really quite boring and if I hadn't had a crazy notion for something coco-nutty then I wouldn't have bothered to look at this.
Is this as good as a regular Kit Kat and does it taste of coconut?
No and yes (kind of)! The thing I do not like about this is the "chunky" element. "Well why buy a chunky Kit Kat then Linda?" I hear you cry, because I thought it would literally just be like a bigger version of a Kit Kat, but it's not. On the original Kit Kat I loved to nibble the chocolate off the edges and end then eat the wafer in the middle (yip I'm one of those people haha), this is not possible on this one as the proportions of Chocolate to wafer haven't increased to scale. The part that makes is chunk is lots of wafer and a thin layer of Chocolate. There are 4 thick layers of wafer and not much chocolate round the edges. The taste of coconut does come through but it is faint and the ratio of wafer to chocolate makes this one very dry.
I was really disappointed with this one. Had high hopes that it would be as though Willy Wonka had expanded a Kit Kat and added an extra flavour to it but I almost felt cheated that they had added extra wafer but not extra chocolate. Don't think I will bother with this again but will give it a 3 star rating as the chocolate that was there tasted nice and rich and creamy and the wafers were still tasty but stars off as the ratios are out and the coconut flavour wasn't strong enough
We all love chocolate, don't we? At least, those of us who aren't just plain weird. If you hate chocolate, I'm pretty sure you're not someone I want to know. It comes in so many forms - the small bars of questionable cocoa content that children seem to love, the insanely expensive bars that you just can't buy guilt-free no matter your income, and the old favourites that you buy to have on standby for an occasion that demands chocolate (like a cup of tea, for example, or the fact that you are awake).
The majority of chocolate we buy falls into that third category, and is often impulse-purchased when you're in a newsagent or filling station for non-chocolate-buying reasons. Indeed, I have a theory that most newsagents are kept afloat by customers reaching the till with their daily paper or emergency pint of milk and thinking "Oh, go on then. 79p is a ridiculous price to pay for a chocolate bar, but I'd rather have it than walk home wanting it". (Actually, that is the theory in its entirety. I'm not very analytical.)
Of those bars, it is my own humble opinion that the KitKat Chunky is the best in show. A comparatively recent arrival and a modification of the old familiar two- or four-finger bars, which are very nice in themselves, what does it offer that they don't? In a word, SIZE. As much as I like the smaller bars, they do lack a certain bulk that was always present in a Mars, Snickers or Wispa. When the KitKat Chunky hit the scene, no longer did we have to choose between the pleasing crunch of wafer and the thick chocolate overcoat. We could have both in the same bar.
Of course, the bar has been around for some time now, long enough to have developed its own spin-offs including the Peanut Butter version (I don't mind admitting I shed a few joyful tears when I sampled my first one) and the recent Coconut flavour. What they all have in common, and the thing that makes the KitKat Chunky a king among swine, is the thick layer of chocolate around the wafer. It would be easy to bulk it out with a bit more wafer and have less chocolate, but Nestle have figured out that there is no such thing as too much chocolate, anyone who disagrees is a lightweight, and it's chocolate that keeps people buying these bars.
An acquaintance of mine once spent a profitable hour in his kitchen melting the edges of four Chunky bars together to make a four-finger Chunky Kit Kat. It looked a bit like a normal four-finger bar that had been exposed to some sort of radioactive process and, let's face it, is something we've all considered from time to time. Time will tell what other developments are coming our way with regard to the KitKat Chunky but, for the moment, the standard milk chocolate version in the familiar red wrapper is more than adequate for anyone's elevenses needs.
I first remember seeing a Kit Kat chunky in the vending machine at school and I've always been a huge chocoholic so our relationship began there. I have tried original, seville orange, mint, peanut butter, caramel, dark, choc fudge, white and now coconut as part of the new Facebook 'choose a chunky champion' campaign. The chunky is the all purpose Kit Kat being great fresh from the fridge, dunked or used as a straw in your cup of tea!
Described as a 'delicious crispy wafer covered in a smooth layer of milk chocolate' the Chunky was born in 1999 to the Kit Kat brand owned by Nestle since 1988. The first Kit Kat was created by Rowntree in 1911 with four fingers after a worker suggested this would be ideal in a mans pack up for work.
The chunky comes in a red wrapper 17cm long, this variety is coconut and has a white section with green leaves. Chunky is written in white letters inside a blue rectangle and the classic Kit Kat logo in an oval to the side. The back contains the barcode, company information, best before date, nutritional info and on this edition the details of how to vote for your favourite.
Nutritonal information (per bar):
To look at the bar I see a division of three marked into it so the nutritional info and this suggests that it should be shared, in my case I halved it with my partner!
The chocolate is the best part of this bar and the aroma fills the area I am currently sat in. It has three wafers inside and the coconut edition has a cream filling on top of the wafers and is enrobed with the thick chocolate. I could not eat Nestle chocolate like I can Cadburys but with the chunky I just love the taste and crisp texture but only when fresh from the fridge! Plus I am not normally a wafer fan but in this combination I cannot say no.
This edition is coconut and I must say I was expecting maybe something like a bounty but no its a cream filling which has very little taste and just seems to add a sweet aroma.
The downside to the bar is the 'chunk', yes its what makes the bar fab but also what adds the downer which is my sore gums/ roof of mouth as I struggle to open my jaw that wide. To all those with normal size mouths I'm sure this is not a problem!
I usually buy my Kit Kat Chunkys from the local corner shop; they can be found in supermarkets and most retailers with chocolate nowadays. I usually pay between 50-75p which I always find a little expensive as they used to be 35p in the vending machines at school (those were the days).
Well, the peanut butter variety are actually my all-time favourites, but the normal ones are up there too!
I much prefer the Chunky kind of Kit Kat as personally I reckon that the wafer bit is the best part and the more the merrier with the Chunky! These are widely available in corner shops and supermarkets and are usually around the 60/80p mark. This is the standard for most chocolate bars so I see this as a very reasonable price. These provide pretty good value for money as it's quite a large and 'chunky' bar, but also the wafer inside is really filling. You can also get these bars in packs of 4 for £1 which I've occasionally seen in Poundland and even more rarely in the supermarkets. I always look out for these as they deliver exceptionally good value as you'd be pretty pleased to be able to buy 2 bars for £1 with chocolate prices at the moment!
The chocolate layer is nicely thick and provides a good crunch when you first bite through it, revealing the crispy wafer layer inside. There is a really good proportion of wafer to chocolate, but I prefer to keep my chocolate in the fridge for a while to stop it from being too soft and mushing up with the wafer. The chocolate itself is quite sweet, but not overly so. If they did a dark chocolate variety I'd definitely give that a go as well! (They may well do this one but I've never seen it. I've only ever seen it in the 'normal' Kit Kat range.)
I can't really find any faults with these chocolate bars - only that they're not big enough!
Sometimes when I have a chocolate craving, there's only one thing that will solve it... a nice big Kit Kat chunky. A varient on the original wafer Kit Kat, the chunky introduced in 1999 has found massive success since. If only it was as healthy as your bog standard Kit Kat I would be a very happy girl indeed. The 55g bar consists of several layers of wafer slathered in a thick layer of Nestle chocolate, and when I say thick, it really is. Probably why in your average chunky there is a massive 280 calories in comparison to the measly 99 of the original....
The bright red packaging is instantly recognisable as that of the Kit Kat variety and its size also helps it stand out on the shelves. Retailing at about 90p it sits comfortably among the other chocolate bars on the market. Its size is both a positive and a negative as it comes with the guilt factor, but it is also good value for money as there is a lot of chocolate here to get stuck into compared to some of the smaller bars.
The shell of the chocolate is quite hard but once bitten into melts in the mouth. Nestle chocolate can be a bit sweeter and sicklier than their main rivals Cadbury but the light wafer in the middle is the perfect counterpart. The two go very well together. It is essentially a Kit Kat on steroids, the beefed up version for those who aren't quite satisfied with the thin two sticks of the original. This is more a log.
These days the product has grown with more varitety on offer, there is currently the peanut butter (my personal favourite) white chocolate, double choc and orange available to buy. However these are limited editions which won't be around forever which is a terrible shame. Little pop chocs are also availabe for those who like to share... I'm not saying you have to you may want to scoff them all to yourself.
Overall, if you a looking for something to fill you up this will most definately hit the spot. The light wafer in the middle provides some relief from the guilt of the dense chocolate on the outside, but not that much. Best saved for an occasional treat.
I don't know many people who don't know what a kitkat is! it certainly has nothing to do with cats!
The original two fingered bar has developed into many flavours such as mint, orange & toffee. There are also four finger versions for when two is not enough!
And then there's the chunky version! Original kitkats are thin wafer biscuits covered in Nesle chocolate, we the chunky is one huge wafer biscuit covered in thick Nesle chocolate. The thing I like about the chunky one is the thickness of chocolate that covers the biscuit in my opinion it's just right (loads of it!) you feel like you've had a bar of chocolate but not so naughty because it has biscuit in it!! It's only one bar though that's the problem although I have to say it's probably enough really unless you're really hungry. The original comes in a red packet and the peanut (which I have to say I've not tested) comes in a yellow packet.
In Asda you can give 5 chunky bars for £1.73 which works out at 35p each - bargain, in Tesco they are £1.78 for 5 bars about the same really. Individually they're usually around 50 to 60p.
Best in my opinion eaten from the fridge! they just snap as you bite - yum and without boring you with loads of waffle there's not much more to say except - try one if you haven't already!
Ahh, the beloved Kit Kat. Be it two-fingered, or four-fingered, there is undoubtedly no chocolate bar greater, in my opinion, for dunking in your cuppa, either first thing in the morning, on a busy train journey down to London, or at lunch time, over a fashion magazine. But the Kit Kat Chunky enters into a whole new world of delicious dunking! Described on the Kit Kat website as: "One giant crispy wafer finger covered with a delicious thick layer of smooth milk chocolate", seeing the wrapper alone gets my tastebuds tingling, and my cup of tea quivering with the excitement of this wonderful chocolate bar being submerged!
Tell me more about it?
The KitKat Chunky was released in 1999, and was a huge success. According to statistics, the chunky chocolate bar, also known as the Big Finger (as opposed to the original KitKat finger), was sold 73 million times in 2005. Very impressive, I think! It comes in the traditional KitKat red wrapper, with the white oval and red KitKat logo, and the little Nestle banner in the left hand corner. The word CHUNKY is written in white, and highlighted in blue. The edges of the wrapper are that usual zig zag cut, for easy opening, and the sealed flap at the back can be lifted to reveal the nutritional information:
283kcal, 14.8g fat, 33.5g carbohydrates, 2.8g protein per bar
Clearly, this is more of a treat, rather than a staple food in your diet!
How does it taste?
Open the packet, and that glorious chocolatey waft fills your nose, making you drool with anticipation, and causing your stomach to grumble with satisfaction...
In my opinion, Nestle has always been a step behind Cadburys with the quality of it's chocolate, but strangely, I would sooner reach for a KitKat than any other chocolate bar. My reasoning for this is because the wafer biscuit wrapped inside the chocolate is so crunchy, and delicious, that I would much rather have this than anything else! Mixed with the chocolate, you wouldn't be able to tell whether it was Cadburys or Nestle that you were eating, in my opinion!
I like to bite the chunk of chocolate covering the end of the wafer off first - this is a delightful point of the KitKat Chunky - the chocolate is much thicker, and there's more to chomp! The one bad thing about eating the bar, is that the wafer can be quite sharp, and people with smaller mouths, such as myself, might find that the bar scratches the roof of their mouth if they try to bite. All the more reason to melt it a bit in my tea!
All in all, it has a lovely chocolate taste, with a crispy, crunchy texture which I love to pieces.
Where can I get myself one?
KitKat Chunky is available from most supermarkets, usually sold singularly at the cash out. Chocolate prices vary so much wherever you go, but I would expect it to be at least 45p, maybe even 50p these days! Gone are the days of 30p for your chocolate bars... Obviously, they are more expensive in vending machines, but tend to be a staple in them these days too! But it's certainly worth buying one once in a while at least, for a treat! They can also be bought in packs of four, down the confectionary aisle, for storage purposes, or if there are more than one of you wanting one in the family. This works out cheaper most of the time, then buying four singular ones. Look out for occasional offers too!
Anything else I need to know?
KitKat Chunky also comes in a Peanut Butter variation, with a thick layer of peanut butter just beneath the top layer of chocolate - a delicious change from the norm! They have also released orange and white chocolate special editions of the bar in the past, so definately keep a look out for any more alternative which they may release in the future! Overall, this is a wonderful treat of a chocolate bar, more stodgy than the original KitKat, which doesn't seem to quite fill the hole! A bit difficult to bite in to, but you'll be glad when you do, as the taste is delicious! A saucer staple when I'm in the mood for a chocolate fix with my tea, most certainly! Ten out of ten for deliciousness, yummy smell, bright and colourful packaging, which is instantly recognisable, and just a little bit knocked off for the price, which is extautionate, as is the case for all chocolate these days!
A quality product, from a quality company. Next time you want a break, make it chunky - I thoroughly recommend it!
I have quite a sweet tooth and love any form of chocolate including Kit Kat's so when Nestle introduced the Kit Kat Chunky in 1999 I quickly became a fan. The taste is similar to a standard Kit Kat but much more indulgent with very thick chocolate.
A single Kit Kat Chunky weighing 50g costs around 45p each, although this may vary slightly depending upon which store you buy them from. Tesco currently have a promotion on of a five bar multi pack for £1 which works out at just 20p per bar!
The Kit Kat chunky comes in a foil wrapper with tear able edges. The wrapper is the signature Kit Kat Red colour, on the front is the Kit Kat and Nestle logo with 'Chunky' wrote in big bold lettering. It also states that the wrapper is 'foil fresh' to keep the chocolate as fresh as possible. On the back of the wrapper you can find full ingredients listings, nutritional information and contact details for Nestle.
The wrapper also has a short description of what you can find inside describing the Kit Kat Chunky as 'crisp wafer finger covered with thick milk chocolate'.
Unlike the original two finger Kit Kat the Chunky version is not as easy on the calories or fat content. Each 50g bar contains the following:
Calories - 261 (Kcal)
Protein - 3.1g
Carbohydrate - 31.6g
Fat - 13.4g
The Kit Kat chunky looks like a block of solid chocolate when you open the wrapper and has the words 'kit kat' indented on the top of the bar. When you bite into the bar, which can take a good effort as the chocolate is so thick you hit the also thick layer of wafer layered with a cream filling. The taste is just fantastic with the combination of the crisp wafer and the creamy chocolate which work together perfectly.
The original Kit Kat is great if you want a lighter snack but for something more filling and indulgent the chunky is great. The wafer is crispy, with a hint of creaminess and the extra amount of chocolate is a perfect balance...and in my opinion the more chocolate the better!
The milk chocolate kit kat chunky is definitely my favourite chocolate bar, and I'm a little bored of reviewing beauty products so I thought I'd give this a try.
So off I went to Sainsbury's to buy my bar. An individual bar costs £0.49 but Sainsbury's often has a "Buy 2 for 70p" offer. I find that the multipacks offer much better value. You can get a pack of 5 chocolate bars for £1.74 and a pack of 9 chocolate bars for £2.24. However, I do not have enough self control and would probably finish the pack of 5 in 2 days so I avoid buying the multipacks. The multipacks are also good if you have a family and everyone wants one.
Anyway, I got home, peeled back the wrapper, and dove straight in. I like to bite the chocolate off first, and then finish with the wafer. I know it's a little strange so I only do this when other people are not around! The kit kat chunky is basically a decent sized wafer covered in a thick layer of chocolate. The chocolate is creamy and sweet, and of a good quality. There is enough chocolate to make you feel like you are having a chocolate bar, but not so much that it is sickly. Once I have finished off all the chocolate, I bite into the wafer. It is crispy and crunchy, and a little sweet. Occasionally I find it a little too hard, but the majority of the time it is absolutely perfect. I polished off the bar within a couple of minutes, and then studied the wrapper. The chocolate comes in a red foil wrapper with the familiar kit kat logo on it.
One 50g bar would probably be more than enough for most people and more than one would be a little sickly. I will admit though, that I have 2 in a go sometimes as I just can't resist. The kit kat chunky is perfect with a cup of tea or coffee and also as a snack eaten any time of the day.
For the more health conscious, here is a list of ingredients and some nutritional information (per 50g bar).
Milk Chocolate (66%) (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Dried Skimmed Milk, Whey Powder, Butterfat, Vegetable Fat, Lactose, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476), Flavouring), Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Mass, Yeast, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Calcium Sulphate, Flavouring.
Energy 1100kJ or 263kcal
of which sugars 25.8g
of which saturates 9.8g
Obviously, this is not the healthiest snack in the world, but no chocolate bars ever are. It is good as an occasional treat though, and will definitely satisfy a chocolate craving.
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As a chocolate fanatic (it seems that most of us are), I'm more than happy to eat my way through whatever is put in front of me for the sake of a thorough review. Today I'm taking a look at the 'Kit Kat Chunky', a chocolate bar designed to satisfy the needs of those who want a bit more from their snack. Let's get one thing out of the way from the outset, the KitKat is actually a 'Kit Kat' - even though there doesn't appear to be a space between the 'Kit' and the 'Kat' on the logo, Nestle have confirmed that technically, there is. Space or no space, let's see whether the chunky chocolate covered wafer is a worthy accompaniment to a cup of tea.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHOCOLATE FINGER - the stuff you didn't learn at school!
Originally known as 'Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp', the Kit Kat's 1930's forerunner was actually very similar in appearance to today's modern offering. The official 'Kit Kat' name was first used in early 1950's advertising, thanks to the "Kitty the Kat" campaign which promoted the chocolate's use of full cream milk. In the early years, you would have thought that the Kit Kat would have been of the regular milk chocolate variety - but interestingly enough, milk shortages after World War 2 meant that the dark Kit Kat made an early appearance, providing a glimpse of things to come with the Kit Kat Dark's official release in 1997. In terms of the more recent history, Nestle bought Rowntree in 1988, and with it changed the appearance of the chocolate by printing their own brand name on each one. Growing up in the 80's, I distinctly remember the words 'Rowntree' embossed on each stick, and being slightly confused when one day I was suddenly reading 'Nestle' on my chocolate bar. These days Kit Kat is not only a very successful product, but Nestle (who are frequently surrounded by controversy) are striving to improve conditions for farmers in poorer regions of the world by investing over £65 million and promising to use Fairtrade certified chocolate in their products.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY - where can I buy my Kit Kat Chunky from?
Although it would seem like the Kit Kat Chunky would be readily available from all sorts of retailers, actually, it's much more difficult to get hold of than the regular 'slim' Kit Kat. My first port of call (McColl's newsagent) didn't sell the chocolate, sending me on a visit to the nearest supermarket - luckily, Tesco is just up the road, and they had a plentiful supply. From Tesco, the single fifty gram Kit Kat Chunky costs 47p, wheras if you want to save a couple of pennies, ASDA is cheaper at 45p. If it's the 5 x 50g multipack that you're after, Tesco works out as being by far the cheapest - with a current price of only £1. Both ASDA and Sainsbury's sell the multipack for £1.75, although the latter is currently involved in a 'buy two for £2.50 offer'. In terms of value for money when compared to the competition, I personally think that with Tesco's prices, the chocolate's cost is very respectable.
PACKAGING - let's take a look at the wrapper
Wheras the original Kit Kat traditionally came wrapped in a paper outer sleeve with a foil inside, the Kit Kat Chunky arrives in an all-in-one foil lined wrapper. This not only keeps the product nice and fresh, but also minimises the materials used in the production process. The end result is an environment-friendly wrapper that keeps waste to a minimum. The packaging opens very easily via a simple tear to one of the ridged end sections - use of the teeth or a pair of scissors certainly isn't required. The design itself is pleasing to look at, featuring the Kit Kat's traditional red and white livery, with the addition of a blue section with the word 'Chunky' written inside it. The top side also features a metallic silver bar, making the whole ensemble appear easy on the eye and slightly futuristic. The back of the wrapper is reserved for the nutritional information, ingredients, barcode, and return address.
The 'best before' date of the chocolate is printed on each wrapper (on the underside lift up section), and also on the back of the multipack. The chocolate can potentially last a decent amount of time in storage (presumably because of the foil-lined packaging), and it's usually in the region of seven months after the sale date. Obviously, this probably wouldn't be the case if you for some reason leave your beloved Kit Kat Chunky's on a hot window sill.
INGREDIENTS - what does the Kit Kat Chunky contain?
The Kit Kat Chunky contains;
Milk Chocolate (66%) (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Butterfat, Vegetable Fat, Lactose, Emulsifier (soya Lecithin, E476), Flavouring), Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Mass, Yeast, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Calcium Sulphate, and Flavouring.
Taking a look at the above list, it's instantly apparent that the ingredients are identical to those of a regular Kit Kat - it's just that the Kit Kat Chunky uses more of each in every bar! The actual chocolate content is shown as 66%, which is fairly respectable when compared to some of the Kit Kat Chunky's competitors. The ingredients don't appear to contain anything out of the ordinary for a snack of this nature, although the actual 'flavourings' aren't disclosed.
APPEARANCE & TASTE - my favourite part of the review... the eating bit
In terms of the Kit Kat Chunky's look, it's basically an oversized single-finger regular Kit Kat which appears very appetising indeed. "Kit Kat" is embossed on the top side, whilst the underneath and sides are completely smooth. The finger's length is just under eleven centimeters, while the width is a respectable three and a half - chunky indeed! Biting into the bar reveals that the outer coating of chocolate is around three millimeters thick, and surrounds a crispy wafer centre. The flavour of the chocolate is very pleasant - not especially creamy, but very moreish. In combination with the wafer, the overall taste is delicious - but what would you expect - it's a Kit Kat, and if you read my history section, you'll realise that the chocolate bar has had plenty of time to perfect its taste over the decades. On the downside, the Kit Kat Chunky is very sweet - in fact, every time I have eaten one (and that's happened on many, many occasions), I've always found that my teeth have started hurting, which is probably not the best sign!
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION - per fifty gram bar
Calories: 261 (13% of an adult's guideline daily amount)
Sugars: 25.1g (28% of an adult's guideline daily amount
Fat: 13.4g (19% of an adult's guideline daily amount)
Saturates: 7.6g (38% of an adult's guideline daily amount)
Salt: 0.2g (3% of an adult's guideline daily amount)
The stats shown above are fairly typical for a snack of this nature, as let's be honest, a chocolate bar is always going to be fairly high in calories and fat. It will be no surprise then, that the Kit Kat Chunky isn't especially good for you, and contains more calories than a Mars Bar (515 calories per 100g compared to the Mars' 446), and more fat too (26.8g compared to 17.4g). The saturates are similarly elevated, accounting for 38% of an adult's total daily content, and the sugar levels are also rather high.
FINAL WORD - the all-important verdict
As an occasional accompaniment to a cup of tea, Nestle's Kit Kat Chunky does the job perfectly. The chocolate is very tasty, whilst the wafer interior makes for a crunchy and interesting eating experience. Personally, I like dipping the Kit Kat Chunky into my tea - even though it does result in a gooey mess in the bottom of the cup. For the uber-daring amongst you, you can actually try biting the end off either side, and using the Kit Kat Chunky as an oversized chocolate straw - you will need a strong suck, but you have to admit that it's a novel way to consume your beverage (it can also be a fairly messy process, which I don't recommend trying whilst wearing white clothing).
On the downside, eat a couple of these bad boys and you'll soon realise that they are fairly sickly... eat three and you'll never want to eat another again! Packaging-wise, the product is pretty much spot-on, and I feel the price is reasonable which compared to the competition. The big question is, 'do I prefer the Kit Kat Chunky to the good-old regular Kit Kat?', and my answer would have to be "probably not". Both are tasty morsels in their own right, but to be honest, the original is still my favourite from a nostalgic point of view - recommended nevertheless, and four dooyoo stars from me.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Kit Kat's online presence
The Kit Kat website ( www.kitkat.co.uk ) is a goldmine of information relating to the product - that said, make sure that your computer has the latest version of Adone's Flash Player installed, or you may have some trouble viewing it. On the site you can find information relating to the entire Kit Kat range, plus there's details of the current promotions and competitions. I personally found the section about the company history the most interesting, as it features a gallery showing the different advertising campaigns over the years - OK, I'm obviously a bit of a nerd.
KitKat Chunky (The Big Finger) was first launched in 1999 and was that year's biggest success story. KitKat Chunky also comes in Minis, Snacksize and a King-Size bar called Big Breaks.