I’m quite excited to have some American Kit-Kats to try. Up until now I have only had the Japanese imports to write about but the wonderful Laurence picked these up on his travels for inclusion in this little adventure. They are miniature, individually wrapped fingers. Perhaps every so slightly shorter than the British and Japanese varieties, but taller. In fact, they are probably the same height that British Kit- Kats used to be before the great snack shrinkage spread rapidly across all biscuits and confections. You know, when ‘wagon wheels’ were as big as your head and ‘milky ways’ were brown in the middle.
These Kit-Kats come in an assorted pack of dark chocolate, milk chocolate and ‘creme’. While it’s somewhat more mainstream than the Kit-Kats I have been trying up until now, I find the monochrome look of them rather pleasing and think that the mixture gives the whole bag more of a ‘box of chocolates’ feel than ‘bag of biscuits’. The dark and milk varieties were as you would expect, although with a very slight aftertaste which perhaps exposes a slight tailoring to the American taste-bud which has been ruined (as far as chocolate is concerned) by ‘Hershey’s ‘. ‘Creme’, however, is not, as I first though, another word for white chocolate. It is much simpler than that. It appears to mean a creamy taste that is rather mild and undefined. Not bad, and they make a pretty addition to the trio.