Posted in Sweets for the Sweet, The Grocery Shop-a-holic, The Joy of Snacks

In Which Chunky KitKats Get Nutty Upgrades…

Peanut butter or gianduia...
Peanut butter or gianduia…

There is nothing – may I repeat: nothing – better to eat on a seriously bad day than a KitKat bar.  Go ahead and say it because it’s true: it’s not great chocolate, it’s a cheap-arse thrill, and it isn’t the healthiest of snacks.  But, when you’re having one of those days when the world seems to be spitting in your face, kicking you in the nether regions (even if you’re female), and pretty much badmouthing you behind your back, there is no better pick-me-up.

More so, of course, when the bar in your hand is a KitKat Chunky.  There is just something undeniable fantastic about that thicker layer of chocolate and thicker, crunchier wafers.  Eating one when your day’s been shot to hell is something akin to bundling yourself into bed with a pile of soft, fluffy blankets on a cold night.  I used to think there was nothing better – until I found these two beasties: the chunky peanut butter and hazelnut cream variants.

Currently available only at your friendly neighborhood 7-11 in this part of the world, both bars are milk choc-coated behemoths that are totally moreish.  The peanut butter one is what you need when you’re having one of those days when you can’t decide between having something sweet and something salty; it’s totally nutty, satisfying, and isn’t going to choke you in the same way as, say, a Snickers bar with more caramel than peanuts.  The hazelnut cream, on the other hand, is also coated with milk chocolate and layers the wafers with some Nutella-style hazelnut-cocoa spread.  Not really my thing, but it is nice and should go over well with the more Nutella-crazed among us.

Both, may I add, are a better option for cheering up than that vile monstrosity called KitKat Chunky White.  That sugar-laden thing should, in my personal opinion, be outlawed for simply existing…



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

3 thoughts on “In Which Chunky KitKats Get Nutty Upgrades…

  1. anything’s always welcome to brighten up somebody’s mood particularly if it’s delightful, isn’t it? 🙂
    however, i haven’t seen those kit kat variants here. hmmmm.

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