Other countries may get new KitKat varieties on a daily basis, but here in the UK it’s been a while since we’ve seen any new flavours. So I was pleasantly surprised when my routine scan of the local sweet shop shelves turned up something new.
KitKat Senses is quite easy to describe. It’s Nestlé’s answer to Kinder Bueno. Milk chocolate finger with wafer and a creamy hazelnut filling. But it has a lot to live up to if it’s going to compete with Bueno.
As you can see, you get a single finger per pack divided into five chunks, each embossed with the KitKat logo. It looks pretty good and is still vaguely recognisable as a KitKat. It certainly looks more appetising than some KitKats I could mention.
When you bite into it, you get a satisfying crunch of wafer followed by the soft (if slightly too sweet) filling. But this is much heavier than a Bueno. There’s more wafer to get through and the cream filling just isn’t as light or smooth.
I’d still buy this again though. If I had to choose between this and Bueno, the Kinder chocolate would win every time – but don’t let that put you off trying it and deciding for yourself.
Update: Nestlé’s PR people just sent us this video of the KitKat Senses launch which apparently happened yesterday. It’s obviously a product aimed at girls, making my review somewhat irrelevant. But I still say Bueno is a whole lot nicer.