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Click pic to view comments International sighting: Nestle Kit Kat Mint Rush!
Posted: 19:54 Mon 02-02-2004. Price: $2AUD approx. Location: Melbourne, Australia. Sub-flavours: Normal Kit Kats. Nutritional unusualness: Dark Peppermint Chocolate.
"Adrian" reports: With a name like Kit Kat Mint Rush!, I was expecting an explosion of mint flavour to burst into my mouth as soon as I bit into it. It looks like a normal Kit Kat, which was a bit disappointing, as I thought there might be some mint swirls through the chocolate (based on the wrapper design). The chocolate is "Dark Peppermint", and at first it just tastes like a normal Kit Kat but with Dark Chocolate. It's only after a few chews that the Peppermint flavour starts to creep up on you. And it's not too bad - perhaps a little sickly after a while, but on the whole I think this is OK, and... might even buy another. But they have to change the name - it should be called the "Kit Kat Mint Sneak". (Also - "Nestle believes that proper nutrition and physical activity are important in maintaining good health". So once you've eaten one of these make sure you go for a run.)

...AU$2 for a Kit Kat? What's going on down there? Anyway, in other chocolatey chunks: NiceCupOfTeaEtc have been toasting their rumoured book deal with a shipment of Hob Nob Caramel, Chocolate Digestive and Chocolate Ginger slices from their friends at McVitie's - but how did the rest of you celebrate Feb 1st, aka National Chocolate Day?

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Posted: 20:11 Mon 02-02-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i personally slept through national chocolate day, which wreaked havoc with my weekly bus pass status this morning, i can tell you. bad idea to launch it on a sunday (and totally fail to advertise it) shurely?
Posted: 20:17 Mon 02-02-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: sorry to hear that - apparently it has to be feb 1st, charl:

Jeff Pyne, chocolate buyer for the [Tesco] supermarket chain, said: "This is the weekend when chocolate sales absolutely soar after a dip in the New Year.

"It's amazing how you can almost pinpoint to the day when sales are going to rise - so much so we have February 1 in our diaries as 'Chocolate Day'.

"People start off with such good intentions for the New Year but come the end of January these are a distant memory and people are craving a chocolate treat to help them cope with the winter blues."


Posted: 21:54 Mon 02-02-2004 by "Annie Mole" # permalink comment
Comment: I know it's not politically correct to like Nestle, but I love the new KitKats. The orange one was fab, the mint one which has been bought ot before was also great. The chunky KitKats rock. KitKats in general rule.

I cannot believe I missed national chocolate day. Can I eat a lot of chocolate now to make up for it.


Posted: 23:34 Mon 02-02-2004 by "Adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: Hmm, now that I think about it, $2 does seem a bit steep for a Kit Kat. I think it must be more like $1.60 (which is what a Kit Kat costs from the vending machine at work). The reason I can't be sure is I had to buy a newspaper and a tram tricket at the same time and 7-11's don't give itemised receipts.

So don't worry Snackspot - things are still OK "down here". Although obviously I could be a bit more observant when making my sightings...


Posted: 00:31 Tue 03-02-2004 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Jeff Pyne doesn't sound like a very nice man.
Posted: 09:57 Tue 03-02-2004 by "KoolAid" # permalink comment
Comment: Annie: If your conscience is bothering you every time you eat a Nestle Kit-Kat, why not get some imported from the US?

In the 1970's Hershey's indefinitely assumed the distribution rights for Kit-Kat bars and Rolo's in the US from Rowntree-Mackintosh (the good guys who used to make ours). They still retain them to this day.

Oh and don't worry that it won't taste the same. The good old folks at Rowntree's were adamant that the recipe was followed to the letter by those meddling yanks!

This is also why Kit-Kat chunky is called Kit-Kat BigKat. Because it's a new trademark owned by Nestle, Hershey's had to think of their own name.


Posted: 03:09 Wed 04-02-2004 by "Adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: In other Australian snack news just to hand, Arnott's are copping flack for coming up with alocohol-flavoured chocolate biscuits, including Tia Maria flavoured Tim Tams: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/02/04/1075853910088.html

I haven't seen any yet, but I'll be sure to report my findings if I do...


Posted: 15:59 Fri 06-02-2004 by "Dáithí" # permalink comment
Comment: Isn't it just the same as the Mint Kit-Kat's in the UK a couple of years ago? One of my friends was involved in creating the mint flavour.
Posted: 16:06 Fri 06-02-2004 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: What, personally secreting it?
Posted: 18:45 Fri 06-02-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: u can by kit kat mint in kwick save/summerfiled
Posted: 19:12 Fri 06-02-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Ah, but can you get 'Kit Kat Mint Rush!'?
Posted: 19:27 Fri 06-02-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: mint rush and mint kit kat are the same but with a diffrence in there name!!!
Posted: 19:33 Fri 06-02-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Ah, but have you ever had Mint Rush.

If not, how can you be sure?


Posted: 08:31 Tue 02-03-2004 by "Adam" # permalink comment
Comment: (at!) KoolAid - My two cents...I'm positive that the Nestles and Hersheys versions of the basic Kit Kat do, in fact, taste different. I could pick them out in a taste test - I'd put money on it. Unfortunately, I'm stuck in the US and much prefer the UK versions.
Posted: 00:24 Mon 08-03-2004 by "DebbieUSA" # permalink comment
Comment: I loved the KITKAT mint bars which are now so hard to find in the US....
Posted: 20:26 Mon 15-03-2004 by "Jenny" # permalink comment
Comment: hey everyone! I just found this site for Mint & Orange KitKats!!!!

http://www.eyeondeals.com/kitkat/index.html

LOVE IT!


Posted: 21:38 Mon 15-03-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: yes, a site specialising in only mint and orange kit-kats. as we like to say about these external sites we haven't used before - order at your own risk... 45226 9
Posted: 18:46 Fri 02-May-2008 by "Jeff Pyne" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm actually a very nice man, however am no longer fat through eating too much chocolate. Surprised this string is still on the net, must be my fans from the Egyptian Gazette....

Eat chocolate, sod what the government says!


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