People Are Only Just Realising What’s Inside A Kit Kat Bar

Credit: @kitkat/Instagram

People are only just finding out what’s inside a Kit Kat bar and it’s blowing their minds. 

The iconic English chocolate, which is recognisable for its slogan ‘Have a break, have a Kit Kat’, has a staggering brand value of over $2 billion.

Despite being so popular, not many people know what the inside of a Kit Kat is actually made up of.

Many just presume it’s simply chocolate and wafer, as the packaging states ‘smooth milk chocolate’ and ‘crunchy wafer’.

However, it has been revealed what is actually inside the chocolate bar and it turns out there’s a lot more to it. 

Watch this student eat an incredibly rare Kit Kat chocolate bar below…

On an episode of the BBC documentary Inside the Factory, host Gregg Wallace visited the Nestlé factory in York.

During the doc, Wallace checked out the production line and while there, he found out what happens to broken Kit Kat bars.

An employee informed him that they re-enter production and actually become part of the wafer filling for future Kit Kats. 

This has also been confirmed by a Nestlé spokesperson, who told TODAY: To clarify, the ‘chocolayer’ — the filling between the wafer of a Kit Kat — is made from cocoa liquor, sugar and a small amount of reworked Kit Kat.”

They added: “Please note, reworked Kit Kat is product which cannot be sold.”

Over on YouTube, vlogger Zack D Films provided even more information on why this happens.

He explained that it’s a great way to tackle food waste.

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On his channel, Films says: “Some Kit Kats get broken while they’re being made, and instead of throwing them out, the company crushes them up and adds sugar.

“And that’s what’s inside of a Kit Kat bar – it’s literally crushed up Kit Kats.”

Many people have taken to social media and said that they had no idea what was inside a Kit Kat chocolate bar before this.

One person commented: “This is the type of information that will fill my brain when I’m trying to do complicated tasks.”

Another said: “I hope you’re sitting down for this… The filling of Kit Kat bars is crushed Kit Kat bars.”

“For years I wondered what the filling of a Kit Kat is and once I found out it was really just more crushed-up Kit Kats it blew my MIND,” admitted a third person.

People are shocked to learn that the filling inside of a Kit Kat is just broken Kit Kat’s. Credit: @kitkat/Instagram

However, some people are confused about how the first Kit Kat bar was made if this is the case.

Confused, one person asked: “So what came first, the Kit Kat or the Kit Kat filling?”

A second user asked: “How were the first Kit Kats made?”

Another person went one step further, adding: “How did they make the first Kit Kat then? And was it really a Kit Kat, if it wasn’t filled with broken Kit Kats which didn’t exist before the first Kit Kat was made?” 

Fortunately, an answer to this has been provided.

Clarifying this to TODAY, a spokesperson added: “For the very first batch, it would not have included reworked Kit Kats.”

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Elsewhere in the documentary, the presenter also learnt some interesting information about the company.

For example, regular milk is not used to make the chocolates, as it apparently wouldn’t ‘work’.

Instead, they use their own special custom-made topping, which they did not share their ingredients for.

Kit Kat was launched in 1935 in a two and four-finger format.

It was originally founded by Rowntree, however, Nestlé acquired the company in 1988.

However, Hershey has been distributing the chocolate bar in America since the 1970s.

The snack now comes in a number of flavours including milk chocolate, mint, orange, dark, cookies & cream and toffee treat varieties.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.