from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See kit-cat.


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  • Small box: more broccoli, asparagus, Halloumi, a mini kit-kat bar and a cup of pickled onions.

    Bento #221 « Were rabbits

  • Each seat was equipped with a bottle of mineral water, a coco-mat pillow, a coco-mat cloth envelope containing 1 kit-kat chocolate, 1 unidentified candy and a wet towel scented with chamomile.

    Athens Airways « Konstantinos Koukopoulos

  • And now we find out, after a bit of arm twisting that this utterly stupid exercise cost the Council not much short of £5000 £4435-16 to be precise - must have needed a 16p special offer kit-kat to keep going for 5 days sleuthing.

    Cost of Powys 'Whistleblower' Hunt

  • LEIGHANNA: A lot of ice cream and (UNINTELLIGIBLE) and kit-kat fudge.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2002

  • "Why did you hang that kit-kat of yourself behind the door, Haward?" he asked amiably.


  • Papa has taken a kit-kat portrait of me in oils, -- and a blue dress, -- which he thinks is like, and which I am going to send you as soon as it comes home from the framers.


  • [17] In Mrs. Hannah More's drawing-room at Barley Wood, amongst the few pictures which adorned it, hung a kit-kat portrait of John Henderson.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1

  • I had my first homemade kit-kat bar Sunday, and immediately knew I needed to blog about the recipe.

  • It started selling halal versions of their most popular products such as kit-kat chocolate in the 1980s.

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  • On a kit-kat bar, they imprint the name "kit-kat" into the chocoloate ... what's new online!


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  • A stick-and-ball game derived from the old Irish form of hurling, played on the Isle of Man. A game my father taught and played with my brother and and me as young boys. The so-named candy bar came late in the game.

    December 9, 2010

  • It's grainier in the United States; that's certain--because they deliberately make it that way. Depending on the candy bar, the chocolate varies (so KitKat chocolate differs from that of a Hershey almond bar, for example). Also, most chocolate makers take into account the "national" tastes of whatever country's consumers will be eating the chocolate:

    "A KitKat bar is the same the world over, right? Wrong. Leave aside the Japanese variant, where strawberry, banana or other fillings change seasonally; even the more commonly found chocolate-covered wafer bars can look and taste different depending on where you buy them. A Russian KitKat is slightly smaller than a Bulgarian one, for example, and the chocolate isn't as sweet as in a German one. It's the job of a Nestlé confectionary factory in York, England, to juggle these small nuances in taste by adding or subtracting key ingredients like sugar or cocoa during the production process, depending on where the finished bars are slated to go on sale."

    -- "Taste Test: Same, But Different," TIME

    November 26, 2007

  • Hershey's chocolate has been confirmed to be more bitter than well, chocolate made pretty much every other place. Being raised on it, I never noticed until it was pointed out to me by foreigners.

    I will still buy Kit Kats when the mood strikes me, though. But given the choice, I'll take the Nestlé.

    November 26, 2007

  • I don't care which KitKats are better because I'll eat them no matter which company made them. I love those things.

    That said, I have noticed a difference in flavor between Hershey's and Rowntree, but I think it's because the chocolate is different. That is to say, I think when Hershey licensed the wafers that they agreed to make them the same way... Well, who cares. Anyway they do taste different. But they're both good!

    November 26, 2007

  • I don't know (or care) which KitKats are better because I try desperately to stay clear of both. However, I did used to make the little buggers in the plant (which I'm sure I mentioned before)--so uselessness, that's why I'm planting this perfectly use(less)ful knowledge here. :-)

    November 26, 2007

  • Nestlé's Kit Kats are much better than Hershey's Kit Kats.

    Also, there's no hyphen in Kit Kat (or KitKat).

    Fun fact: Kit Kat bars are a very popular gift to give to students in Japan, because of the phonetic similarity to "kitto katsu," which is an expression of good luck.

    (Here's a short article from 2005 on the subject.)

    November 26, 2007

  • Fee fi fo fum!

    I smell the aroma of cocoa-product (placement). Yum!

    November 26, 2007

  • Why am I not surprised that Reese's Peanut Butter Tee is the one providing clarification here? ;-)

    November 26, 2007

  • Hershey, you mean? :-) FYI, oroboros, this bar is a licensed brand from Societe Des Produits Nestle S.A. Hershey originally licensed it from Rowntree Products (UK), and then Nestle purchased Rowntree.

    Yes, more than you ever wanted to know about a candy bar!

    November 26, 2007

  • Not even Tuesday yet.

    November 26, 2007

  • A Hershey's candy bar.

    November 26, 2007