Pour Some Sugar On Me, Vol 2

Kit Kat Chunky РCookie Dough 

I’d spotted these a few weeks ago, and instantly fancied checking them out. I’ve not had a Kit Kat in years, maybe decades, but the cookie dough factor really piqued my interest.

So tonight, on a late trip to Tesco to sate a light snack craving, I grabbed one at the checkout and brought it back to Casa Santero (where the magic happens, as they’d say on Cribs).

After working my way through some rather odd Japanese corn crisps and some bog-standard Tesco jelly beans that I’m quite fond of, the main event came round.


These relatively small chocolate bars clock in at a pretty hefty 224 calories, so I was hoping to be wowed. On opening it, I was met with two big blocks and a little divot to help snap it in half.


So far, so predictable. From snapping it I could see the traditional Kit Kat wafer filling. Whatever. Give me the cookie dough.

Bite 1. What is this bullshit? The cookie “dough” is solid. Not dough. More solid than a properly cooked cookie, which as everyone knows, should only break after passing a 90 degree bend. It’s brittle, firm, a little granular, and claiming it to be cookie dough in the way the public understands the term is a bloody lie.

 

Cookie dough my arse

My flat mate seemed strangely unmoved by my effing and jeffing, so on I ploughed. Maybe it was a mistake on that bit? Nope, all the same. Kind of like set icing that’s been left for a while and is a bit too dry. The chocolate itself is the kind of nasty cheap milk chocolate that I struggle with unless there’s something genuinely interesting within (like Boost Bites, for instance). This was sickly and unsatisfying.¬†

 

The core concept of Kit Kats remains sound – the wafer really adds a lovely crunch to the bite. I’ve never been sold on the “chunky” concept, the traditional flat multi-fingered bar is a classic that takes some beating. I’m sure there must be a dark chocolate version out there I’d love.

Bit these cookie dough imposter? This should hang its head in shame and jog on.

4/10