Oh, you thought I’d forgotten about Kit-Kat Densetsu? You thought wrong, dude. I’ve just been struggling to burn off some winter weight-gain lately and figured chomping on a candy bar probably wouldn’t serve the greater cause too well, you know? But I’m back down to my pre-Thanksgiving svelteness (and then some), so it’s time to continue the legend. The legend of Kit-Kat.
This time, we have a European Kit-Kat rather than a Japanese one. The principle here is the same — the makers of Kit-Kat hate America and reserve their most interesting flavors for Europe and Asia — but the flavor is decidedly, well, European. Europe loves hazelnut. I love hazelnut, too, but I have to import it if I want to enjoy it, because American confectioners approach this particular legume with the bewilderment of a nun in an adult novelty store.
Kit-Kat Hazelnut Cream is basically a chunky Kit-Kat, with all the crises that entails: the proportions of chocolate to wafer to filling are different that your usual “gimme a break” version. However! Because this chocolate is made in Europe, it’s a bit better than the sugary stuff you see in American and Japanese candies. Oh, also, it has hazelnut filling between the wafers, and hazelnut has been proven (scientifically!) to be the best possible complement to milk chocolate, so it tastes really good. Like… crispy Nutella. Yeah!
I picked this up at a convenience store in my neighborhood that inexplicably stocks mostly European versions of candies normally available in the U.S. Sadly, each one of these costs a buck-fifty. Even more sadly, I’m probably going to empty my checking account and buy them out. Then I’ll be poor and fat.
In summary, this is the worst thing ever.