You Can Now Get Gin And Tonic-Flavoured Kit Kats And I May Never Eat Anything Else

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, UK
Published 23.09.19
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KitKats are now available in the mercurial flavour of Gin and Tonic and if that’s not the best news you’ve seen all year, then you’re not thinking straight.

Sad.

Kitkats are a funny old thing, aren’t they? They’re no-one’s favourite chocolate bars, but you’d never turn one down, would you? Proper packed lunch kind of snack. Sort of like how a Babybel is no-one’s favourite cheese.

It’s with that, that Nestlé have had to pull their fingers out slightly and get Xzibit in to pimp their KitKats. Heard you like getting razzed?! We fitted your KitKat with enough gin to stun a baby cow!

john lewis kitkat

I’m paraphrasing, of course, and that’s probably not exactly how it went down, but the point remains; among other flavours, you can now get a G&T KitKat.

Sadly though, when god opens a window, it’s because he closed a door, and the door being closed is on every shop other than John Lewis.

Yes that’s right, you’ll only be able to get these fancy KitKats from John Lewis, as they have their new customisable KitKat stall in their flagship store in Oxford Street.

The “Best of British” bars come in cherry bakewell, gin and tonic and lemon posse flavours (amongst others) and cost a cool £12 for an eight-finger bar.

personalise kitkat

KitKat also have seven other special flavours that will be available in 30 franchises across the country, as well as on the online store. They’ll set you back £7.50 for a six-finger bar, or £12 for 12 pieces.

Back to the “Create you Break” bar at John Lewis, you can choose from milk, dark, white or ruby chocolate, and can add a whole host of potential ingredients, including meringue, mini marshmallows and honeycomb.

There are twelve other ingredients and bars to choose from and while I can’t be bothered to do the maths, Nestlé say that equates to 1,500 flavour combinations.

Rabia Khad, head of KitKat Chocolatory for Nestlé, said the launch was the:

biggest news for KitKat since the introduction of the KitKat Chunky bar 20 years ago“.

Rachel Costello, from John Lewis, added:

I think our customers will love these exciting new flavours from such an iconic, much loved brand and the experience of making their own KitKat.

These special KitKats will make fun and unique Christmas gifts and stocking fillers.”

best of british kitkat

The available ingredients include:

  • Salted carmel chunks
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Dried raspberry

  • Meringue
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Shortbread pieces
  • Chocolate brownie crumbs
  • Rose petals
  • Toasted coconut
  • Flakes
  • Honeycomb
  • Cherry pieces
  • Popping candy
  • Pistachio pieces
  • Hazelnut pieces

While the “Best of British” range includes:

  • Eton Mess
  • Cherry Bakewell
  • Marmalade
  • Apple and Rhubarb Crumble
  • Earl Grey
  • Blackberry and Elderflower
  • Lemon Posset
  • Dandelion and Burdock

Images via Nestlé

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