The main reason I picked this particular variety of KitKat up from CyberCandy while ignoring such varieties as “Sweet Potato Flavor” was that it had a picture of the bar on the box, and it was quite definitely milk chocolate rather than white!
The box contains 8 short, fat, individually wrapped 8 gram fingers of KitKat that actually look more like thumbs than fingers.
So why are they called “Cookies +”?
Well it’s because inside each ordinary looking KitKat finger, you’ll find a layer of cookie on top of the usual wafer layer.
It’s worth noting that as well as this chocolate cookie variety, there’s also a plain cookie version. I opted to try this version partly because more chocolate is always the better option, and partly because the cookie picture on the box made it look distinctly like an Oreo, which seemed a little odd because as far as I’m aware the only Oreo-related product Nestlé have the rights to is ice cream.
I’m fairly sure that it isn’t actually Oreo (the pattern on the cookie is slightly different) and the packaging has just been designed to suggest that it might be. Of course, it’s no surprise that the cookie part tastes like Oreo too. Sneaky.
But whatever it is, I like it. The cookie provides a nice crunch to go with the wafer’s crispiness, and the whole thing is just a little bit more chocolatey than the average KitKat – and a lot more chocolatey than the average Japanese KitKat!
There’s no mad flavouring, weird aromas or funny colours in this KitKat, but it’s another one that I wouldn’t mind seeing making an appearance internationally. I like the format too – they’re more like individual chocolates than chocolate bars, which mean you can safely have a nibble without feeling too guilty about it. Not that I ever feel guilty myself…