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Biscoff KitKats Exist, I Repeat, Biscoff KitKats Do Exist

Photo: Nestlé / Lotus Biscoff

Hands down, Biscoff cookies are in my top five best cookies of all time category. Similarly, Kit Kats are pretty classic. Knowing that, picture the droolfest from the news of both brands fusing into the super snack that is BisKats or Kitcoffs. I’m joking of course, because Biscoff KitKats is the official name of this tastiness. Sadly, I wish I could say, “you can find the tastiness here in America,” but you can’t. Biscoff KitKats are only available in the Middle East and a few select UK locations. 

The collaboration features Biscoff’s signature buttery spread paired with KitKat’s crunchy wafer and chocolate. Originally only available in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, the sweet news has spread like wildfire and Biscoff KitKats has begun traveling with it. The UK was just the first stop so there’s only a matter of time before it lands stateside (fingers crossed). This Facebook post about it has over 16k comments alone. The excitement is palpable. I believe the Biscoff KitKat has the potential to be bigger than even Green Tea KitKat. That’s right, I said it.

In the meantime, until North America is blessed with this treat, I suppose the next best thing would be to go grab some Biscoff spread and a pack of KitKats from the store and have a party.

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Nestle Just Sold Its Chocolate Brands To Ferrero, Here’s Why


There were rumors last week that Ferrero was going to buy the Nestle U.S. confectionary unit, and the speculation is now over as the deal officially went through, as of today.

The deal doesn’t mean that Nestle is selling off it’s entire operation, though, just its U.S. sweets division.

For $2.8 billion, Ferrero will now be in control of Nestle’s chocolates and candy such as Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Crunch, 100 Grand, Laffy Taffy, and Sweet Tarts.

This immediately makes Ferrero the third largest candy brand in the U.S., as the company seems to have a bit of a sweet tooth itself, also buying Ferrara Candy, who makes Lemonheads, for a cool $1.3 billion.

Nestle brought in over $900 million in sales from its U.S. confectionary products in 2016, so why sell it?

According to a press release after the sale, Nestle CEO Mark Schneider said the company would rather focus on building its coffee, bottled water, pet care, infant nutrition, and  frozen meals.

While its chocolate seemingly sold a lot in the U.S., that 900 million seems paltry when you see that Nestle’s overall sales, from all its brands, were over 27 billion in 2016.

Sure, when you think Nestle, you think chocolate, but they also own brands such as Gerber baby foods, Purina pet food, PureLife water, and even Stouffer’s frozen meals.

On top of that, thanks to some tricky loopholes, the U.S. is the only country where Nestle doesn’t own Kit Kat Bars (Hershey owns it in the U.S.), the 5th highest selling candy in America. Outside of the U.S., where they have full control of the Kit Kat brand, it is the 3rd highest selling chocolate in the world, so they’re still doing well with the sweets, globally.

You can add the fact that candy sales have been slowly declining as Americans become more health conscious. Not to mention the growth of self-checkout doing away with last-second impulse candy buying, costing candy companies billions, according to QZ.

It’ll be up to Ferrero to add or detract from the established candy brands, but knowing that they own a particularly popular chocolate hazelnut spread, we can only hope some cooler Nutella chocolates will be coming to the U.S. soon.

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Entitled Law Student Demands Lifetime Supply of Kit Kats For the Most Ridiculous Reason

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There are very rare moments when people open up a Kit Kat packet and chance upon a solid chocolate bar instead of one with a wafer inside. While many consider this a blessing in disguise, one woman feels that Nestle has done her a great disservice with the anomaly.

Twenty-year-old law student Saima Ahmad from the north London, U.K. borough of Enfield is demanding a lifetime supply of Kit Kat bars after she found a bar without a wafer among the several bars she purchased last month, according to Yahoo News.

 

They go about advertising the unique concept of KitKat, but I’m so disappointed by what I have purchased,” the King’s College law student told Yahoo. “I’m hoping they will apologise to me and in future focus more on quality of their product. I wouldn’t rule out taking this further if Nestle do not apologise or compensate me adequately. As I mentioned in my letter of complaint, an unlimited supply of KitKat would do.”

Ahmad reportedly wrote a letter to Nestle with the demand after her “monetary and emotional” loss.

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The letter read:

The truth of the matter is; manufacturers owe a duty of care to consumers. The specific duty you owe in consistency in your manufacturing process. The failure to take due care in the manufacturing process resulted in a product being defective. As a result I feel as though I have been misled to part with my money and purchase a product that is clearly different from what has been marketed by Nestle. The loss I have suffered is of monetary and emotional significance.”

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Expressing her loss of faith in Nestle, she concluded: “Clearly, if I wanted to purchase a confectionery item that is purely chocolate, I would have purchased a bar of Galaxy.”

While Nestle has made no public response to Ahmad yet, the company has acknowledged that such anomalies happen when their machine jams and misses filling the center with a wafer.

Written by NextShark

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This is a Deep Fried KitKat Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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One of the OGs in the shock food arena took to his kitchen this past weekend with a few packets of KitKat and went absolutely bonkers. In an effort to answer his own wandering questions, DudeFoods now knows what it tastes like when you deep fry a couple KitKat candy bars and use them as buns for a grilled cheese sandwich.

The pre-disassembled KitKat bars were coated in flour, egg and panko bread crumbs to make the unconventional candy bar toast. Then Nick threw a couple slices of cheese between the two deep fried bricks and assembled them a pan like he would a grilled cheese. What came out the other end was a surprisingly delicious dessert sandwich.

Live your life booboo:

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Japanese Restaurant Creates Dessert Pizza Topped with the New Bakeable Kit Kats

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Earlier this week, we found out that bakeable Kit Kats exist. The delicious DIY novelty from Japan made us all want to throw our Kit Kats in the toaster oven whilst wiping the drool from our chins. Now, it looks like the Japanese restaurant Napoli no Kama is capitalizing on the idea with pizzas topped with those very same Kit Kats.

What made the bakeable snack, dubbed “Bake ‘N Tasty Mini Kit Kats Custard Pudding Flavor,” so awesome was that they would caramelize the chocolate into a crystal-like substance before the surface chocolate melted. Napoli no Kama is offering what they call a Kit Kat and Mango Dolce Pizza. The pie is made with Gorgonzola cheese sauce, honey maple sauce, mango slices, mixed nuts and topped with pudding-flavored bakeable Kit Kats.

The Mango Dolce Pizza, medium-sized, is available at 1,630 yen ($16 US) for a limited time only. Excuse us while we book our flights.

H/T RocketNews24

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KitKat Bench

What’s your bus-bench ad situation looking like? For Nestle’s KitKat, it looks a little like this. Sexy much? Easily one of the coolest on-the-street advertising techniques I’ve seen of late! (VIA MyFoodLooksFunny.com)