1 Feb 2013

Kit Kat Chunky Caramel Review

I've been meaning to review this Kit Kat Chunky Caramel for absolutely ages as it's been sitting in my cupboard for far too long. This bar is made by Nestlé Bulgaria and comes in a distinctive yellow wrapper. It's part of a range of Bulgarian Kit Kat Chunky's, which also includes the Kit Kat Chunky Hazelnut Cream and a white chocolate one (which I've yet to try). It might sound strange but these Bulgarian Kit Kats have been available to buy in the UK for a while now, and they even look like they were made here.

Indeed I suspect a lot of people who buy this bar have no idea that it is in fact an imported chocolate. Whereas the front is all in English, the writing on the back of the wrapper is all in the cryllic alphabet, but seriously who would even notice?

Underneath the wrapper it looks identical to our Kit Kat Chunky's, with three clearly defined large segments.

The thick outer chocolate layer smells, and tastes, slightly different to the usual Kit Kat Chunky chocolate. Straight away there is a distinctive butterscotch smell. Butterscotch is made of brown sugar and butter and, to me, always has a slightly burnt edge to it. That's not a negative thing, I like butterscotch, the only problem is, it's definitely not the same thing as caramel. A caramel is made with white sugar, milk/cream, butter and vanilla and has a creamier sweeter flavour.

Inside the bar there is also a "caramel" layer, which has a fudge like consistency, rather than a gooey caramel sauce that some might expect. It's similar in texture and look to the cream layer in the Hazelnut and Choc Fudge Kit Kat Chunky's that have been released recently. Again, the flavour is more of butterscotch than caramel, which is a shame as I think a Kit Kat Chunky with a proper layer of soft melty caramel would be quite popular. The overall taste is not bad, I've certainly had worse Kit Kat Chunky's, but it's just far too sweet and cloying. The inner wafer is quite bland and unable to provide any balance of flavour.

 Grocery Gems Verdict: Kit Kat Chunky Caramel

RATING: 6.5 out of 10.
Buy them again?: No.
Nutrition (42g bar): 227 calories, 2.1g protein, 25.1g carbohydrates, 13.1g fat.
Purchased: Local newsagents.
Price: £0.69.


  1. How disappointing that it didn't have "real" caramel. It surprises me that there hasn't been a proper caramel Kitkat since about 2005 when Nestle did the Kitkat Editions range. I really don't get why they bother with these caramel "pastes", it's misleading.

    1. It's odd isn't it. It should be like the caramel in a Wispa Gold. Now that's a Kit Kat Chunky I'd like to try!

  2. Ah so that explains the Hazelnut Creams that I keep finding! So they are still the Bulgarian versions? I hadn't realised it was the same thing with the caramel as these are everywhere too.
    I quite liked this bar, haven't had one in ages though as I usually go for the Peanut or Hazelnut Cream instead. Does anyone buy the standard Chunky anymore?

    1. The green Hazelnut Cream is definitely a Bulgarian import. It's hard to tell isn't it? Have a look at the back of the wrapper and the nutritional info etc. is not in English. There are also two white chocolate ones around, the UK one and the Bulgarian one!

      It's so true about the standard Chunky! I saw a four pack for £1 yesterday and it just didn't appeal at all.

    2. Thanks for clearing that up for me, I hope they keep the Hazelnut Cream! I hadn't realised there were 2 white ones either! I can't remember which one I tried but I was a bit disappointed with it which is a shame as white chocolate is usually my favourite!


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