Last year saw the appearance of a Kit Kat Chunky competition. The contest brought out four new limited edition Kit Kat flavours that were to be voted on by the public, and the one with the most votes would become a permanent snack on the shelves. In the line-up the flavours included Orange, Peanut Butter, Double Choc, and White. Unfortunately for me, although not surprisingly, the winner was Peanut Butter. I'm not that keen on peanut butter, but I can always tell whether it is a good product or not. The Peanut Kit Kat Chunky was not. The wafer was tasteless and the peanut butter itself was very sickly. If you like peanut butter, then I would recommend sticking to Reese Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
This year the Kit Kat Chunky Champion competition has returned with four 'new' flavours. I say 'new' with quotation marks because the Choc Fudge contender is in fact exactly the same as the Double Choc last year, just renamed. To be honest, I don't mind because it was my favourite out of last year's selection. The other three flavours in the run in are Coconut, Mint, and, Hazelnut. So how do they fair, and which one deserves to win?
Weighing in at 48g and 246 calories, the Coconut Kit Kat Chunky has already beat last year's winner. The wafer has much more flavour, and there is a generous layer of tasty Nestle milk chocolate; I enjoyed scraping off the thick coating with my teeth, leaving just the wafer to nibble on. The coconut flavour itself is extremely and clearly laden with sugar, but because it is flavoured in the biscuit wafer rather than made into a cream filling, it is not overly sickly. If you like coconut, I would still say a Bounty is the best option to go for as you get real coconut pieces, but I would not be disappointed to see the Coconut Kit Kat Chunky as the winner.
The one I was looking forward to the most, was also the biggest disappointment. I was expecting good things from the Hazelnut Kit Kat Chunky, but all I got was an overpowering sweet and sickly paste layering the top of the wafer. I could taste the hazelnut, but if someone had said they were peanuts, I would not have been surprised, as it had a familiarity to the peanut butter Kit Kat from last year. Dairy Milk's Whole Nut is far superior.
As I said the Double Choc was my favourite last year, it is no surprise that the Choc Fudge Kit Kat Crunchy did very well. The word 'fudge' is misleading because the top layer of chocolate filling bears no resemblance to fudge, but none the less it was very tasty. Unlike the other contenders, this bar was not too sweet, and the chocolate filling actually tasted quite earthy, like it could be dark chocolate (or as close as you can get with high street confectionery brands).
I'm not a lover of mint in chocolate so the Mint Kit Kat Chunky was never going to be high my list. I can, however, tell, if it is a good bar or not though. When I opened the wrapper there was a strong minty smell, and it was definitely the most aromatic of all the bars, inviting you to come and taste. The flavour, however, was lacking. There was a mild taste of peppermint, but it was subtle, and any chocolate mint fans will be expecting more. You'll definitely get more satisfaction from other products on the market like the Mint Aero.
For me, the clear winner is the Choc Fudge, which gets my vote on Facebook. Who will be your champion?