|The new 'Chunky 3' Bar|
|From the top, Chunk 3 Caramel, Cookies n Cream, Chocolate|
Discontionued in 2008, Kit Kat produced a chunky variety called Chocolate Overload. These pieces are essentially a variation on that flavor. The first segment is the 'fudge', which is a little misleading. It has the same texture and consistancy that the Cookies n Cream bar used to have throughout. It's okay. Nothing special, and very chocolatey. The second is the crisp, which is also okay, and the last is the sauce. The sauce tastes like Ice Magic or whatever it's called in this country - artificial flavoured ice cream topping. It's bizarre, and very sweet, though I guess it wouldn't be a problem if that's what you were after. Cameron tried one yesterday and declared it was "excellent". This is the only new variety that didn't replace the previous ones (which were impeccable). It is Kit Kat, and the chocolate is pretty good, but I can't get my head around this 3 Textures bullshit.
|The 'sauce' third segment. Not so saucy after all.|
The Kit Kat Caramel original bar came around in October 2008, and was with us until just last week. It was excellent - a typical Kit Kat slathered in delicious caramel lashes. So good. The new bar is, again, very strange. It retains the great original design with it's 'Sauce' segment, so it's not a total loss. The middle segment is crisp, sort of like a hardened Violet Crumble, but with more caramel flavouring. The last segment is the fudge, which is strange. It's almost like the old Kit Kat Cookie Dough (!) but the flavour is a vey sweet caramel. Thom tried this one and said it was pretty good, but in my opinion it's inferior to the old design, which was flawless. Seriously, how could you do wrong? Who doesn't find chocolate and caramel interesting? Why over complicate it with these bullshit 3 textures?
|Could have had Cookie Dough. But we ended up with this.|
With the death of Cookie Dough (some bastard found plastic in it or something), we managed to gain Cookies n Cream, which was a pretty good follow up. Now it's been taken awaaaaaaaaay from us and we've got this new one. It's bad because it's taken away what wasn't broken. The 'fudge' bit is the original great recipe they had, the 'crisp' is stupid (similar in texture to the 'Top Deck' Cadbry chocolate) and the sauce just doesn't taste like Cookies n Cream. Nick himself commented that 'it was a party'. Although I can't really argue with Nicholas, I can say that I'm not at all satisfied with the destruction of this perfect bar and having it replaced with another 2 variations.
|The crisp bit looks like the original, but is...crunchy.|
Utterly bizarre. Not satisfied. My Kit Kat consumption will be limited from now on.
ETA (1/6/11): Just in, the new ad campaign sucks too!