I feel I must write a small review on the Famous KitKat, because I happen to rate them, and because I have been to the factory. I do feel well qualified to do this review, and am pleased to offer any support to the Company, as I feel it does deserve free advertising.
KitKat was first made by the Rowntree Company in their York factory, they still are actually, but now the name is Nestle, or if you are in the United States, Hershey. Nestle took over from Rowntrees in 1988, and still occupy the original factory, which is clean, and has been kept up to date.
The product was launched back in 1935, as Rowntrees Chocolate Crisp, then a year later it was remaned KitKat Chocolate Crisp. The marketing men decided that the name was still a little long for such a small product, , plus during the War the recipe was altered due to the shortage of milk. This is the reason that the name was to become just "KitKat", which apparently was the name of a Club back in the eighteenth Century.
Whatever the name, the combination of chocolat & biscuit seemed perfect, although there have been many variations, one of which was the Dark Chocolat bar, this was actually the same recipe as used at the end of the War, because the milk was just not available. It has become very popular again, as have several other flavours. These include Orange, Cucumber, Mint, Apple, Peach, and several other weird ones like Red Bean, and even Soy Sauce for the Japanese market.
The idea of the bar was that you could simply snap off a finger at a time, and these have been produced with one & two finger bars, four, and even half fingers. The packaging has remained virtually the same over the years, bright red paper wrapping, with the KitKat Logo, containing a foil envelope to keep the product fresh.
I can recommend these bars to everyone. The quality is first class, ingredients are fresh, taste perfect, and last a lot longer than the "Sell by" date. Enjoy!