Way back in the mists of time (July 2006 to be precise), I reviewed KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter and found it to be one of the most awful chocolate bars I’d ever tasted. Judging by the comments on that particular review, the majority of the world disagreed with my opinion, so it was with some excitement that I took delivery of a batch of KitKat’s latest ‘Chunky’ offering. Would I be won over by Chunky’s charms?
As you can see, it follows the standard ‘Chunky’ form factor. One giant finger of chocolate, wafer and filling. There’s no cocoa content listed, but I can tell you that the bar comprises 20% filling, 20% wafer and 60% milk chocolate. I don’t really know why this is important, but it seems like Nestlé feel that quantity is more important than quality – at least as far as labelling is concerned.
Taste wise, it shares something with it’s “peanut butter” sibling – the fact that it tastes nothing like its name. The filling here isn’t caramel at all – it’s fudge. The wrapper makes no mention of fudge anywhere, but the PR blurb I received does call it “a fudgey caramel” which delivers “an intense caramel hit like no other product”.
Well, frankly that’s a load of old tosh, because there isn’t a hint of caramel here. It’s fudge all the way down.
(The blurb also tells me that “37 KitKats are eaten every second”. That sounds like a challenge to me…)
Having said all that, I kinda like it. Obviously it’s really sweet, being roughly 127% sugar (that’s why they say it’s ‘intense’), but it’s quite enjoyable. The chocolate is OK-ish, the wafer is crispy and the filling is… interesting. It’s much lighter and less stodgy than the peanut butter bar. I might not rush out to buy one myself, but that’s primarily because I still have four of them sat here on my desk.