Tuesday, April 13, 2010

K is for Kit Kar Bar

K is for Kit Kat Bar


You know the one that says, "Break me off a little piece of that Kit Kat Bar?"

The Kit Kat candy bar was developed after a worker in the Rowntree factory in York, England put a suggestion in the suggestion box asking for a snack that “a man could have in his lunch box for work.” The candy bar was produced in September 1935 in Great Britain. It was called the Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp.

A two “finger” bar was produced on May 15, 1936. In 1937 the Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp was renamed the Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp in 1937. At the end of War World II the candy became known simply as the Kit Kat Bar. The name is believed to have come from the Kit Kat Club which was an eighteenth-century political club for artists.

The Kit Kat Bar is produced worldwide by Nestle Candy who bought Rowntree in 1988. The bar is produced in the Unites States under a license by the Hershey Company. Each bar consists of fingers made of three layers of crème filled wafer that is covered in an outer layer of chocolate. Each bar can be “snapped” off from the bar one at a time.

Some additional facts include the dimensions of each bar:

The traditional bar has four fingers which each measure approximately 1 centimetre (0.39 in) by 9 centimetres (3.5 in). The Kit Kat Chunky (known as Big Kat in the U.S.) has one large finger approximately 2.5 centimetres (0.98 in) wide and was introduced in 1999.

Kit Kat bars contain varying numbers of fingers depending on the market, ranging from the half-finger sized Kit Kat Petit in Japan to the three-fingered variants in Arabia to the twelve-finger Kit Kat family-size bars in Australia and France. Kit Kat bars are sold either individually or in bags, boxes or multi-packs. In the Ireland, UK and Canada, Nestlé also produces a Kit Kat ice cream; and in Malaysia, Kit Kat Drumsticks.

14 comments:

RCUBEs said...

Just one word: yummy!

Interesting facts you shared. Blessings.

Becky@ Daily On My Way To Heaven said...

I love this post, even though I do not like Kit Kat...:)

Thanks for sharing this, I love to read about the history of all the little things which are around us.

melodygreen said...

Mmmmm.... I love Kit Kats. It was interesting reading the history, thanks!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Being British I instantly reconised the Kit Kat. loved the blog and found the history of the Kit Kat interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne,

Cheri Chesley said...

Oh yeah. Now I want a Kit Kat :)

Raquel Byrnes said...

Cute post. I now have fodder for my next coffee house conversation. Thanks for the "sweet" post.

tooleftfeeet said...

drooooooooooooooooooooool

Wanda said...

Interesting facts about the kit kat bar. It sure does make me want one. :0)

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i did not know any of this about one of my favorite candy's

Lisa said...

My mouth is watering and now I'm feigning for a Kit Kat bar. YUMMY post!

Lorena G. Sims said...

Information that I would never have know if I didn't stop by and read your post.
Yummy! Mmmmmmmm mmmmm good! Now I want kit kat.. soo powerful post..:)

Ellie said...

Interesting post, now I'm craving a Kit Kat bar! Great invention and fascinating history~

arlee bird said...

Kit Kat's are definitely good. They are absolutely my wife's favorite candy bar.
Lee
Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

Brian Ray Todd said...

"S" is for Snickers"? Funny thing is, I run the snack table at my work, and working with candy has lost my appetite for them all. And that isn't all that bad for me and my diet.