Thursday, 11 September 2014
Kitkat Chunky Double Caramel (new for UK!) Review
I was surprised when I first heard about this new "Double Caramel" Kitkat from Nestlé UK. They've done caramel Kitkats several times in the past, of course; from the Kitkat Editions Caramel that were topped with runny caramel...to the Chunky Caramel filled with a caramel flavour paste in 2009...and even the legendary Kitkat Caramac! But now they've opted for this double version which brings you the best of two worlds: a section of caramel fudge paste with crunchy caramel, and a section with a layer of smooth caramel. Hurrah for innovation!
Combining two different textures is a genius idea from Nestlé...what other chocolates can you say that do anything similiar?! You'd never get a Bounty bar with two different layers, for example!
The description on the wrapper reads "crispy wafer finger in 2 chunks topped with contrasting fillings: 1 smooth caramel & 1 crunchy side with caramel pieces, both topped with milk chocolate". Unlike a regular Kitkat Chunky it's split into just two portions.
Biting into the crunchy layer first I was met with the creamy, fudge-like paste with the crunchy caramel. It tasted somewhat similar to Daim, but with a more butterscotch like flavour. This section tasted fantastic...the combination of textures from the crunchy wafer, fudgy paste and crunchy caramel was lovely.
Biting into the soft caramel layer it tasted pretty much as I remember the Kitkat Editions Caramel from 10 years ago...sweet, buttery and very delicious. It makes me wonder why they ever stopped making them in the first place?!
Overall, this Kitkat is a fantastic idea from Nestlé - combining different textures in the same bar is a great novelty and it wouldn't surprise me if other companies start copying this idea too. I hope to see more varieties in future...maybe an Aero/Kitkat hybrid? Or one with After Eight creme? You know it makes sense Nestlé! ;)
RATING: 8.5 out of 10.
Price: 65p or 2 for £1.20 at WH Smith.
Suitable for vegetarians?: Yes.
Allergy Information: Contains wheat, glutren & milk. May contain nuts.
Nutrition (per half bar): 109 Calories.