Kit Kat Dark – US Bar Review

The Kit Kat Dark has made it to the US!  We already reviewed a Kit Kat Dark bar that was made in the UK, which we found here in the states (see the UK post here).  This Kit Kat Dark bar is made in the US in Hershey, PA.  Let’s see how they compare…

To start off, Nestle made the UK bar.  The US bar is made by Reese, which is a division of Hershey.  They are making the Kit Kat Dark in the US under license from Nestle.  Hmmmm.  Maybe it is cheaper for them to make it in the US than to import it and be taxed?  Maybe the US company can get away with cheaper ingredients and reap higher profits for the parent company?  I’ll have to check into this and get back to you with the findings.

I really loved the Kit Kat Dark bar made in the UK.  It had a delicious dark chocolate with a slight fruity aroma and taste.  No waxiness or off flavors.  The chocolate was smooth and had a nice melt.  The US Kit Kat Dark has the classic sweet and milky aroma of Hershey’s Special Dark.  The cookie breaks off nicely, but my teeth recoil at the sweetness of the chocolate.  There was no waxiness, which was a good thing.  Break me off a piece of the UK Kit Kat Dark any day.  You can keep the US Kit Kat Dark.

Kit Kat Dark Ingredients – US product (as listed on the package):

    Sugar, chocolate, wheat flour, cocoa butter, palm kernel oil, cocoa processed with alkali, milk fat; contains 2% or less of:  lactose (milk), soy lecithin, PGPR, emulsifier, yeast, salt, vanillin, artificial flavor, sodium bicarbonate, milk.

What, exactly, is “chocolate” in their ingredient list?  This is an end product, not an ingredient and should be listed out like the rest of the ingredients like they do on the UK package.  It is disheartening to see the use of such low quality ingredients like vanillin, palm kernel oil and PGPR.  Listing ingredients in bulk like “chocolate”, “artificial flavorings” and “emusifiers” does no one any good.  They might be doing this in an effort to protect their recipe (?), but really.  Just list them out and disclose what is in the product.  What have you got to hide?

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2 Responses to Kit Kat Dark – US Bar Review

  1. Thanks for the heads up. How disappointing. A Kit Kat dark was a great idea in theory. 😦

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