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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Kit Kat

In 1935 Rowntree's launched their new two-bar wafer as Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp in the British Isles. Two years later it was re-branded as the Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp after the Kit-Kat Club an 18th century London political club named after Christopher (Kit) Catling who provided the venue.

Kit Kat dropped its famous red wrapping for blue wrapping for five years during World War II. Because of the shortage of milk, Rowntree’s switched from milk chocolate to dark chocolate and changed the color of the wrapping to signify the change.

Today, Kit Kat is produced globally by by Nestlé, except in the United States where it is made under license by H.B. Reese Candy Company, a division of The Hershey Company.

The "chocolayer" between Kit Kat wafers is made from other mashed up Kit-Kats that didn't get past the quality assurance due to minor imperfections

The chocolate bar Kit Kat sounds a lot like the Japanese phrase kitto katsu, which roughly translates to ‘I hope you succeed!’ Japanese parents buy them for their children before exams.

Kit Kat is so popular in Japan that it is sold at high-end department stores, Kit Kat only specialty shops, and post offices.

KitKat bar flavors are designed to appeal to younger buyers in Japan, and are often bought as good-luck gifts as the brand name echoes the Japanese phrase "Kitto Katsu," roughly translating as "surely win."

In Japan, there are bakeable Kit Kat bars—mini bars covered in dough, infused with flavors like cheesecake and pudding.

In Japan, Nestle has introduced sake-flavored Kit Kats that contain 0.8 percent alcohol.

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