5 Things You Didn't Know About Kit Kat Bars

This chocolate-covered wafer candy has quite a history

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Hundreds of new flavors have been launched in Japan since the year 2000.

Kit Kat bars are one of the world’s most popular chocolate candies, but we bet that there’s a lot you didn’t know about this legendary treat.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Kit Kat Bars (Slideshow)

Kit Kat bars are composed of three layers of wafers covered in an outer layer of chocolate and divided into two to four “fingers.” They’re crispy, crunchy, chocolatey, and just about impossible not to like.

Kit Kat is a popular snack the world over, and there are variations in just about every country it’s sold in. In Britain, for example, the “Big Kat” is called Chunky, and a variety of flavors, including white chocolate and cookies and cream, are available. Individually-wrapped fingers called Choc’n’Go are available in France, a 12-finger pack is available in New Zealand, bite-size pieces called Pop Choc are available in Australia, high-end Kit Kat Rubies (with chocolate truffle cream and roasted hazelnut pieces) are for sale in Malaysia, and something called Bake 'N Tasty Mini Kit Kats Custard Pudding Flavour was introduced in Japan in 2014.


Kit Kats have certainly come a long way since they were first introduced in August 1935. They’ve made it through World War II (when a dairy shortage forced them to use dark chocolate), numerous ownership changes, and a few legal battles, but they’re still going strong. Read on for five things you may not have known about Kit Kat.