10 Top Facts about Kit Kat
As chocolate bars go there are few better ones around than Kit Kat. One of the most popular confections in the world, Kit Kat’s have satisfied generations of consumers for over 75 years.
Comprising of a delicious fusion of crisp wafer fingers and smooth milk chocolate, the taste sensation is simply irresistible. A product loved by millions around the world, Kit Kat’s global popularity has seen it accrue a rich history.
Below is a list of 10 Top Facts about Kit Kat you might not know about it.
1. Kit Kat was invented in 1935 as a result of a suggestion from a shopfloor worker in a recommendation at the Rowntree’s York Factory for a snack that ‘a man could take to work in his pack’.
2. When it was launched on 29 August 1935, the product was originally called ‘Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp’. It was sold in London and throughout the Southern part of England for the princely sum of 2d each.
3. The product was officially renamed ‘Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp’ in 1937. This name was later changed to Kit Kat around 1942.
4. During the Second World War, Kit Kat was promoted as a valuable food ration under the slogan ‘what active people need’.
5. Kit Kat’s are produced by Nestle in 21 countries around the world including the UK, Egypt, Russia, South Africa, Indonesia, Venezuela and the UAE.
6. There are many different flavours of Kit Kat available around the world. This is especially true in Japan where you can buy Kit Kat Apple Vinegar, Kit Kat Houjicha (Japanese roasted tea), Kit Kat Kokuto (Black sugar) and Kit Kat Wa Guri (Chestnut flavour).
7. In December 2009, Nestle announced that in Britain and Ireland the Kit Kat 4 Finger Original would be made using Fairtrade chocolate.
8. During the first three weeks of the UK’s Big Brother 7th Series in 2010, Channel 4 and Nestle ran a promotion whereupon 100 ‘golden tickets’ were randomly inserted into Kit Kat’s, in a manner in keeping of the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Members of the public who found these tickets were given the chance to become a Big Brother housemate if their name was picked at random in a lottery style draw. The lucky winner was one Susie Verrico. She entered the house in week 4 and was eventually evicted in the penultimate week.
9. For the 2004/05 and 2005/06 seasons Nestlé Rowntree became the main sponsors of York City F.C. As part of the deal Bootham Crescent, the club’s home-ground, was renamed to Kit Kat Crescent.
10. In March 2010, the environmental agency Greenpeace promoted the boycotting of Kit Kat for using irresponsibly sourced palm oil, which they believed resulted in the destruction of forest habitats for orangutans in Indonesia. A YouTube video was released by Greenpeace which eventually went ‘viral’. However it worked as Nestle agreed to Greenpeace terms by committing to remove deforestation from all their products.
Facts About Kit Kat
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