5 Things You Didn't Know About Kit Kat Bars
July 10, 2015
This chocolate-covered wafer candy has quite a history
It Was Originally a British Confection
Kit Kat was invented by British confection company Rowntree’s under the name Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp. It was renamed Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp two years later in 1937. In 1970, Hershey’s bought the rights to produce and sell Kit Kat in the United States, and in 1988, Rowntree’s was bought by Nestlé.
The Name Dates Back to the 1700s
More Than 200 Flavors Have Been Introduced in Japan Since 2000
In Japan, the name Kit Kat closely resembles the term “kitto katsu,” which means “surely win,” so they’re considered good luck there. In order to boost sales, some truly outrageous flavors have been introduced since 2000, including ginger ale, soy sauce, green tea, banana, and crème brûlée. They’ve even been turned into pizza toppings!
It Took Several Attempts to Land on a Legendary Slogan
Photo Kit Kat varieites Modified: Wikimedia Commons/ Evan Amos