KitKat Chunky Caramel

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on September 21 2009 | Leave A Comment
KitKat Chunky Caramel

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?

KitKat Chunky Caramel

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”.

KitKat Chunky Caramel

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.

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  1. Christine

    Hmmm…. I’ve tried the Australian version of this and from memory it had the flowing kind of caramel and not fudge. I may be mistaken as it was some months back. I do remember that I liked it very much though!

  2. Lara

    Oh I LOVE these. I cannot get enough of them. I love chunky kit kats as it is and these are just another type to add to the stash in the office drawer. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

  3. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Christine… I’d guess that the Australian version is effectively a completely different product that just happens to have the same name. At the very least, they’re going to be made in different factories with ingredients from different suppliers.

  4. Leanne

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  5. Kitkat is one of my favorites. They are so crunchy. I can’t think about life without these sweets.

  6. rory

    I love them. And there is no fuge in it!

  7. nick

    Taking it srsly:

    I can’t say the caramel chunky in the UK is anything close to the quality of the UK peanut butter variety.

    When trying the ‘caramel’ chunky I found it to be harsh, leaving a burning sensation on the back of my palate. I gave it one more bite but could not finish the bar. The wafer + chocolate are completely overpowered by the caramel flavouring. This was not the case with the peanut butter which seems to blend with a nice balance. You were still able to taste the wafer…

    As a fan of the peanut butter KitKat (in fact I would choose it over any other candy bar) I resent seeing the new caramel chunkys in stores where the calm yellow peanut butter chunkys used to be. (even the new reflective wrapper seems to have a negative effect on the whole experience).

    I have also noticed that the caramel chunkys are struggling to be sold at my local T***o’s. The opposite was true of the peanut butter version.

    If anyone from Nestle UK is reading this: Bring back the Peanut Butter Chunkeeees! …before it’s too late…

  8. hi im american wass up

  9. nick

    hi american lilly, im south african

  10. madisen

    yum o this is soo yuuummmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it

  11. Liam

    I had one just then, it was practically orgasmic (just an expression lol)
    Whats this? i can win £1000 from this Kit-Kat :D lol

  12. I love these this sweet is the best thing in my life infact if i had to marry this kitkat chunky caramel i would

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