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KitKat Chunky Caramel (UK)

You get home tired from work and there’s a package poking out of the top of your mailbox.  Inside there’s not one, not two, but three Caramel Chunkies!  If that didn’t happen to you today, well sorry, your life just isn’t as good as mine.

What I like about these, particularly after months of being messed about by Nestlé Japan, is that there’s no finesse, no bullshit, no lofty claims and therefore no disappointment.  They are indeed chunky.  And there’s a big sticky line of caramel down the middle.

Get yer laughing gear round that.

KitKat Chunky Caramel

KitKat Bar Wholewheat

A regular-flavoured Bar (or Chunky) except that some of the wafers are replaced by wholewheat biscuit.

As a result, the inside is a little softer, and little less crisp than it usually is, which lead this taste-tester to feel he was eating a stale bar, which was unfortunate, as apart from that it was delicious.

Simply not an improvement on the original.

KitKat Bar Wholewheat

KitKat Bar Marukajiri

This KitKat should give you an idea just how superstitious the Japanese are.

Setsubun, celebrated on February 3rd, marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring (although the spring equinox isn’t actually until mid-March).

And one of the traditions connected with Setsubun is the eating of 恵方巻 – ehou maki sushi. There are, of course, rules to the making and eating of the sushi.

First it has to contain a particular 7 ingredients, seven being a lucky number. It must also be uncut, as you wouldn’t want to slice up your good luck, would you. You must eat it in silence, while looking in that year’s specified lucky direction (because this changes every year).

Quite how the god of fortune, Tokutoku-shin, looks on the replacement of the carefully-prepared ehou maki sushi with an ehou chunky KitKat, I’m not sure. But if like me, you’re prepared to tempt fate, I dare say you’ll find out.

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The Great Australian Swag

Bet you wish you had friends like mine

This will take some time, but you’ll enjoy it, so bear with me.

First, there’s the Chunky assortment. In case you need help with that, we have from background to foreground: Chunky, Caramel, Chocolate Overload, Chocolate Strawberry, and Cookie Dough. Five stars, all of ‘em. No question, no argument.

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And then there are days like these

Then there’s the Four-Fingers: the regular (which had mysteriously disappeared when the photo was taken), Chocolate Overload, and Mint Chocolate!

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Something old, something new

And then, there are Family Blocks, if you feel so inclined to share, which came in Regular and Mint Chocolate.

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Chip off the old block

That’s a lot o’ stars, people. And a lot o’ KitKats. Good job, Steve. What a legend.

KitKat Big Breaks (UK)

I wish I could find the photo of this, the most terrifying KitKat on the market.

With a design apparently based on a police riot control baton, a pivotal moment in KitKat research – proof that there is such a thing as too much KitKat. Tasty, but unnecessary.

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Whole pile of UK KitKats

More UK KitKats

Look at them all!

3starsFirst is the plain chocolate, which was just OK. Just didn’t seem to have enough flavour.

4starsNext is the MintKat, which would have got five stars if only it had been plain chocolate instead of milk.

5starsThen the now famous KitKat Caramac – the nostalgic marriage of what were Rowntree’s KitKat and Mackintosh’s Caramac. Faultless. Peerless. Tons in my fridge.

4starsAnd finally the Chunky Peanut Butter. Another surprise. Wouldn’t choose it over other KitKats but extremely tasty nonetheless.

Various UK editions

We need to break this down a bit.

First, the Editions – a caramel and a Seville Orange – both faultless.

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Whole load of Kats
But you’ll also notice in the middle of that photograph…

…the abomination labelled ‘Luscious Lime’. The single star is because I didn’t envisage needing a ‘no stars’ rating. Tasted like it would probably keep your toilet free of germs for weeks.

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