Biscoff KitKats are now a thing!
Yup, someone has put legendary and legendary together to create... well epic! But this isn't the first time KitKat hasn't added a twist to its dish.
Recently you might have read a small piece I did on the buckets of Biscoff spread you can purchase. "Cool stuff" I bet you all thought. But what if you want more Biscoff in your life? Well, I might have the answer for you. Biscoff KitKats.
You can't deny, as a concept that's plenty appetising!
Yes, dear reader, there is a new version of the KitKat and it is coming to the UK in January. You won't be able to buy it on the high street as this version of everyone's favourite breaktime snack heralds from Dubai, so you'll need to hit up GB Gifts to get a hold of this most saintly of treats.
The concept is familiar to anyone who's had a KitKat before, wafer covered with chocolate but now with a slathering of Biscoff atop the wafer before it is entombed in a rich layer of milk chocolate. Sounds brilliant, doesn't it! And if like me, you would like to gorge on these sweet treats you can pre-order them now, before they go on sale on the 22nd of January.
The History Bit;
The art of variations on the KitKat isn't a novel phenomenon, it dates back as far as World War Two. Buckle up for a bit of history.
The OG KitKat, the Chocolate Crisp.
Well originally the KitKat wasn't called the KitKat it was the Chocolate Crisp. The original four-finger bar was developed after a worker at Rowntree's York Factory put a suggestion in a recommendation box for a snack that "a man could take to work in his pack". The bar then launched on 29th August 1935, under the title of Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp at a cost of two shillings. It was sold in London and throughout southern England. A bit like Tier 4...
Now with the KitKat moniker
Anyhow, the Chocolate Crisp did well until war started up again and the demand for milk and chocolate shifted from civilian needs to ration packs. KitKat with milk wasn't a viable option due to the milk shortages. Milk was being powdered and stockpiled so Rowntrees, the then owners of Chocolate Crisp/KitKat changed the recipe to make the treat with plain chocolate. To mark this off, they changed the name from Chocolate Crisp to KitKat and gave it a blue wrapper, written upon in it; This product is made with plain chocolate. Our standard chocolate crisp will be reintroduced as soon as milk is available.
The KitKat brought out in the early stages of WW2
This only lasted for about nine-ten months though as Rowntrees moved to making munitions, as you do. The only chocolate that they continued to make was ration chocolate for soldiers, but they were also making Ryvita, as the factory for those had moved up to York where they were based. Hankering for a finger of crisp wafer and chocolate the factory workers devised a cunning plan. They cut up the Ryvita bars, dusted off the old hand-operated KitKat making machinery and set to work making their treat with Ryvita strips and ration chocolate. And so, in secret, the KitKat lived on through the war, under its new alias and with entirely new, if a little hooky combinants.