When I found out that a new vegan KitKat had hit the shelves I wasted no time in running out to my nearest Sainsbury’s and asking very nicely if it was possible for me to have one.
It turns out I got there so fast that they hadn’t actually moved them from the back just yet, but they got me one out so I could have a try.
Needless to say, I was thrilled.
Chocolate is a guilty pleasure of mine, although I suppose guilty is the wrong word as I take full pride in how much I love it.
Since cutting dairy from my diet, I often find myself thinking back to when I was younger and I’d have any chocolate bar that tickled my fancy.
I remember being amazed by the sheer variety of flavours, although I always did like the classic the most.
So when it was brought to my attention that there was a vegan option, one that was actually by KitKat as well, I was thrilled.
As I opened up the green packaging, I found myself getting nervous. Was it going to have a weird texture that ruined the whole thing? Would the flavour be off? Would it look different?
I worried for nothing as the four wafer fingers looked up at me – I quite liked that the packaging states that all four fingers count as one serving (I find it a little offensive when products want me to only eat half as a serving).
So I split the bar in half and found it had a satisfying crack, when I was younger I’d sometimes eat two fingers at the same time which I was told was completely unacceptable. So I snapped it again and it was ready to eat.
It is delicious, and took me right back to being a little girl.
The flavour of the chocolate (which is rice-based) reminded me of the Animal Bars I used to beg for whenever we’d go to Iceland, I’d then want to eat all of the thin chocolate bars.
I found myself feeling nostalgic for my youth as I ‘had a break’ and found the mouthfeel of the chocolate to be quite pleasant (I’ve had ones in the past that have tasted alright by felt awful so this was quite welcomed).
It has the classic flavour of Nestle chocolate and I think it would honestly be hard to tell it apart from a dairy KitKat. I double checked the packaging to make sure I hadn’t accidentally had any milk.
I couldn’t be more pleased with it (although I am very much welcome to more flavours joining the ranks… Nestle if you’re reading this, I do quite like mint chocolate…) and I will definitely be picking up more of these in the future.
The world of vegan chocolate is expanding and I’m frankly impressed, it’s come a long way since the days I would pout while everyone else got a chocolate bar and I would find myself having to have a vegan hot chocolate to cater to my sweet tooth.