I’ve not had a lot of good things to say about certain varieties of KitKat in the past, so I was quite worried about this one.
You see, I like dark chocolate. And I even quite like regular KitKats, but often large manufacturers mess up when they create new versions of their best sellers – particularly when “upgrading” to dark chocolate.
But upon opening the wrapper, first impressions are good. It definitely looks and smells like dark chocolate. And the standard, slim KitKat fingers look so much better than the brick-like ‘Chunky’ varieties.
Breaking a finger off and snapping it in two, it somehow feels a little crunchier than a standard milk chocolate KitKat. I’m not sure if that’s just my imagination or if it really is crunchier, but it’s certainly not a bad thing.
And the taste? Well, it’s pretty good actually. The wrapper states proudly that the chocolate contains 52% cocoa solids, but I would have guessed a little higher.
It’s not as smooth as some more expensive dark chocolates I could mention though. To me it tastes a little like drinking chocolate – the bitter-sweet taste is there, but it lacks a little of the full “chocolateyness” you’d expect from something more expensive.
The back of the packet suggests you dunk your KitKat in your coffee (with a helpful picture to illustrate the procedure), and while I’m not really a coffee drinker, I could see how this would work. You wouldn’t want to dip it in too long though, or or you’d just end up with some kind of Soggymochachino snack/drink.
Overall, this is a nice little snack. It’s not a ‘posh choc’ and probably wouldn’t get this every day either, but it’s a nice little treat for KitKat lovers and dark chocolate lovers alike.