Finally! I found all the new UK KitKats, all lined up at my local little grocery shop. Couldn't find them for the life of me in East London, it always seems like these new chocolates come to the little outlying areas first and then spread out into London. Hm!
up, the one I was most excited to try, coconut. I'd already read
reviews forewarning that there was no coconut cream to be found, it was a
coconut flavor imbued through the chocolate. The tiniest of cop-outs if
you ask me, but hey, coconut flavor is a bit hard to find outside of
Bounty bars, so I was happy to have anything! I just would've been over
the moon had their been a coconut cream of sorts topping the bar--like
they have for the Chocolate Fudge and the Hazelnut, but alas.
appreciate the KitKat brand being a bit more risky than say, Milky Way
or M&MS...in the UK, at least, and of course Japan where KitKats
really have taken off as a strange flavor conduit. Even though a couple
of the flavors in the Chunky Champion lineup are very safe for the
European market, like Hazelnut and Mint, the other two (Coconut and
Chocolate Fudge) are a bit more risky. It is a ton more varied of a
competition this year-- last year it was just white chocolate, 'double
choc', orange, and peanut butter. It seemed open and shut if you ask
me--you want white chocolate, lots of options. Double chocolate...well
sure, it's just lots more chocolate. Orange chocolate is a mainstay in
the UK, but peanut butter is quite hard to find. So glad it won last
year, and I hope one of the 'weirder' ones takes it this year, as well.
I just hope that the end of this contest doesn't mean the end of the peanut butter Chunky...shudder to think.