Nestlé have released three new KitKat Senses flavours in their usual two finger format. Thing is, they’re not especially inspired.
I love getting new snacks generally, but I honestly didn’t much care about these. There’s the Millionaire’s Shortbread (which obviously I’m reviewing), then there’s Salted Caramel or a Choc Chip Cookie Dough flavour.
Five bars of two crispy wafer fingers with a caramel infused filling covered in caramel flavoured milk chocolate (61%).
They’re pretty samey and dull if you ask me. But on the other hand, at least they are a genuinely new product. I just feel like if they’re going to be successful with this range then KitKat need to be more inventive and take a few risks.
Ingredients: Sugar, Milk Powders (Whole and Skimmed), Vegetable Fats (Palm, Sunflower, Rapeseed, Shea), Wheat Flour (contains Calcium, Iron, Thiamin and Niacin), Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Butterfat (from Milk), Lactose and Proteins from Whey (from Milk), Whey Powder (from Milk), Glucose Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Milk (Milk, Sugar), Butter (from Milk), Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Natural Flavouring, Yeast, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate)
I think this tastes like it’s flavoured with English Toffee. I’m talking about that hard-on-your-teeth, difficult to chew stuff, not the soft and buttery kind.
But rather than it JUST being a gentle English Toffee flavour, it’s got a sort of “I’m flavoured artificially” vibe. Only according to the ingredients list, this thing isn’t artificially flavoured.
The sweet creme filling is filled with little bits of toffee. They’re surprisingly crunchy and didn’t seem to dissolve into a chewy texture at any point…
But that’s not what a Millionaire’s Shortbread is.
Millionaire’s Shortbread uses a crumbly and sometimes oaty biscuit, a layer of soft and gooey butter rich caramel, topped with a layer of chocolate.
If I think about this KitKat really hard I can get it part way to being a Millionaire’s, but it really isn’t anything that SCREAMS what it’s supposed to be. If you gave this without a wrapper to someone, my guess is they’d think it was a Toffee KitKat. Nestlé needed to include a layer of soft caramel, with biscuit crumbles taking the place of crunchy toffee.
All that being said, it’s still a tasty KitKat – and they do feel a bit more luxurious than a basic multipack two-finger bar.
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