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.
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.
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.