2006.08.16

The August ’06 KitKat Report

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Found these at the local British Pantry: golden caramel and tiramisu flavored “KitKat editions” candy bars. They’re each roughly the size of a Big Kat, most of an inch thick, and the wrapper is matte and very classy (especially love the typog!). Of the two, tiramisu is definitely more distinctive, & really an authentic reproduction of the dessert’s flavor. I’m hard-pressed to figure out what makes golden caramel different from plain old, but — as you all know — I am in thrall to caramel and cannot find fault in it.

Of course, these are from the UK, and typically, all good KitKat varieties originate overseas. This is because Nestle owns the worldwide KitKat market, having acquired Rowntree, the original makers, in the sixties. However, in the United States, Hershey’s has rights due to prior licensing, and supplies the domestic market. Hence, no green tea, no coconut, no “wine” and “noir” boutique flavors — and definitely no azuki bean! — here.

Although, wonder of wonders, Hershey’s does list a few limited edition flavors on its  KitKat product site. No telling if they’re still current, but if anyone does find orange creme* or milkshake out in the wild, please let me know!

* I have tried regular orange kitkats, and was decidedly unimpressed. My personal favorite? Strawberry!

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Found these at the local British Pantry: golden caramel and tiramisu \nflavored \"KitKat editions\" candy bars. They're each roughly the size of a Big Kat, most of an inch thick, and the wrapper is matte and very \nclassy (especially love the typog!). Of the two, tiramisu is definitely \nmore distinctive, & really an authentic reproduction of the dessert's\n flavor. I'm hard-pressed to figure out what makes golden caramel \ndifferent from plain old, but -- as you all know -- I am in thrall to \ncaramel and cannot find fault in it.

Of course, these are from the UK, and typically, all good KitKat varieties originate overseas. This\n is because Nestle owns the worldwide KitKat market, having acquired Rowntree, the original makers, in the sixties. However, in the United States, Hershey's has rights due to prior licensing, and supplies the \ndomestic market. Hence, no green tea, no coconut, no \"wine\" and \"noir\" boutique flavors -- and definitely no azuki bean! -- here.

Although, wonder of wonders, Hershey's does list a few limited edition flavors on its  KitKat product site. No telling if they're still current, but if anyone does \nfind orange creme* or milkshake out in the wild, please let me know!

* I have tried regular orange kitkats, and was decidedly unimpressed. My personal favorite? Strawberry!\n\n

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