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The Great KitKat Taste Test

One of our favorite candy bars is the KitKat Bar. You know why it's so great: four sugar wafers covered in milk chocolate. For the first time ever, the two of us had a chance to try the British made version of the KitKat Bar due to the good graces of Sunrise Market, a British specialty foods shop in San Francisco.

What did we think of the British version in comparison to the good ol' American version of our beloved candy bar?

British KitKat Label

American KitKat Label

The Technical Facts:

United Kingdom Country of Origin USA
Nestle Made By Reese Candy, a division of Hershey Foods under license from Nestle
48 grams Weight 42 grams
241 Calories 220
12.5 Fat Grams 11
Milk Chocolate, Wheat flour, Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Mass, Yeast, Baking Soda, Salt, Calcium sulphate, Lethicin, Flavouring Ingredients Sugar, Flour, Cocoa Butter, Nonfat Milk, Chocolate, Refined Palm Kernel Oil, Milk Fat, Lactose, Soya Lethicin, Yeast, Baking Soda, Vanillin (artificial flavoring&#41
Nice, strong, dark chocolate taste. The base chocolate would be tasty on its own. Chocolate The chocolate tastes of preservatives, oil and corn syrup.
The wafer is nice and crisp, and the chocolate has a snap to it. Consistency The oil from the chocolate makes the wafer a little mushy. The chocolate adds nothing to the overall character of the candy.
A little larger than the American KitKat.
Nice dark chocolate, with a matte sheen.
When you break the KitKat into the 4 pieces, the chocolate breaks unevenly.
Size and Appearance Significantly lighter chocolate color with a very oily sheen. Melts as soon as you pick it up.
The chocolate remains even and intact when broken.
A fine piece of candy. Certainly worth searching out and buying. Overall Impressions If it wasn't for the British version of the KitKat, this would be a great candy bar. In comparison? Ecch.

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