You’ve heard the jingle. “Gimme a break / Gimme a break / Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar.” It’s one of the most widely known and catchiest jingles for one of the most iconic convenient snacks: the Kit Kat bar.
This delicious snack did not originate in America. In 1935 a new product emerged in London called Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisps. But it wasn’t until two years later that this novel candy bar was renamed Kit Kat, and a legacy of crispy chocolate goodness was born.
Kit Kat is a unique product in that it is owned by two different companies. In America, Hersheys owns the Kit Kat bar, but in England, this snack belongs to Nestle.
The genesis of this wafer snack is quite simple: a factory worker expressed his desire for an easy and convenient chocolate bar that could fit in his work pack. Done and done.
The first special flavor appeared in 1996 with the release of Kit Kat Orange. Japan has perhaps the most diverse options with thirty-six variations including green tea, sake, and soy sauce. Last year they even released a whisky flavored Kit Kat made with chocolate that had been aged for six months in whisky barrels! Their newest flavors in America include Key Lime Pie and Fruity Cereal. Additionally, Kit Kat is planning to release its first ever vegan and dairy free option later this year.
Our wafers have 8g less sugar, 8.5g less net carbs, and 5g more fiber. And we’re only talking about half a Kit Kat!
So the next time you are craving a Kit Kat, know that you can still get your decedent chocolate fix but without all the sugars and carbs with Rip Van Wafers. 😊