There is a god after all. I’ve pontificated on before about the wonders of dark chocolate and yet I’ve always been partial to the odd KitKat or seven.
Classic or chunky, they’re both good but to see it now available in dark chocolate…! As Homer says, Whoo Hoo!
Sure, Nestlé’s definition of dark in this instance is a minimum of 40% cocoa solids, but that’s a mere quibble in the KitKat world and not worth getting into a Dark Side Snoot about. What is cheekier is their claim – as they do on all dark chocolate products available in Australia – that it is a source of antioxidants. Yes, their chocolate bar might be a ‘source’ but you’d need to eat a bucketful to get the right amount and then you’d have bigger problems than a lack of antioxidants.
These are perfect. Simply sensational. Glossy, attractively dark with a sweetly fragrant odour that hits you as soon as the packet is open. Add to that introduction the perfect ‘Snap’ sound as each row is broken off and you’ve found yourself in snack chocolate heaven. KitKat have always done a decent wafer, and this one is no let down. It’s cracklingly crisp and literally ‘sings’ to the solid dark chocolate on the outside. Ten out of ten, Nestlé.
However, the only negative I can see is that they’re a mere 45 grams (a Mars Bar tends to be 60 grams), which has always left me wanting more with their classic milk chocolate variety and thus is made even worse with this magnificent improvement. That is, until my daughter helpfully pointed out that it is also available in 200g family sized blocks (or single reviewer-size, as is my personal preference) at our nearest supermarket. The stars have well and truly aligned.