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|I've been discussing this subject recently, maybe you have already covered it, I'm not sure. I couldn't find it on your website, so maybe not.|
Anyway, my colleagues and I got into a discussion about wafers. i.e. when is a chocolate wafer a chocolate bar and where does it sit in relation to your Venn diagram.
Firstly, you call a Kit Kat a chocolate covered biscuit. I would tend to agree. In your book you include it with the wafers. But then is a Tunnock a wafer or a chocolate covered wafer? Its individually wrapped, but mainly wafer with a bit of caramel and a thin chocolate coating - or am I splitting hairs? The pink wafer is clearly a wafer, the triangular-things-that-taste-like-cardboard-but-make-a- suitable- support- for -globs- of -ice- cream, are clearly wafers. Tunnocks - my colleague states - is a chocolate bar. Surely, its a chocolate covered wafer!
However, it's also available in the shops individually which would tend to move it towards the chocolate bar definition. No Mars bar certainly, but going in that direction, and because it has caramel in there as well, its more confectionary than say a Kit Kat which only has wafer and chocolate. Conversely, you refer to the Kit Kat as a chocolate covered biscuit, in the States they call it a wafer, but then again it is available individually wrapped as well. On top of all this there is the chocolate waffle - is this the missing link between the Tunnock and the Kit Kat? Its sort of wafery on the outside, but with caramel (or chocolate) inside.
Can you confirm the relationship between a Tunnock, the Kit Kat and the chocolate waffle - and define the evolutionary family each one belongs to.
|Nicey replies: Mike,
The Tunnocks is a biscuit, the Kit Kat might be a biscuit and the Chocolate Waffle isn't although it would probably like to be.
|Dear Mr Nicey (and Mrs Wifey)|
I remember that in the early 70's that you could get 5-fingered KitKats from some chocolate machines. Machines weren't as sophisticated then, so everything was the same price. I guess a 4-finger KitKat wouldn't have been good enough value-for-money, and wouldn't have sold.
Keep up the good work,
|Please help me with a debate going on in my local for a couple of weeks now.|
My friend insists that Kit Kats used to come in a 5 finger variety but I can only remember a 4 finger biscuit.
Who is right ??
|Nicey replies: I don't recall them ever being bigger than four fingers.|
|In response to Alan (Fred) Pipes comment about Kit Kat 2F moving away from the foil, I used to work for Kit Kat and worry not Alan! As Nestle make so many 2 Finger KitKats they need to produce them in 2 of their factories and unfortunately only 1 has the foil + band machine. Flowrap is only used as a last resort and they only make about 1% of 2 Finger not in foil + band. Long live the foil + band!|
|Nicey replies: Righty Ho.|
|I'm pleased to hear from Stuart that foil kit kats are still available in Canada.|
The four finger foil wrap was a masterpiece. A subtle diagonal folding technique enabled it to be wrapped with less foil than seemed possible. It's true - if you unwrapped one and tried to re-wrap it "square-on" you could never cover it completely. Your own free conjuring trick with every one! By this means the company saved a tiny portion of aluminium from every single kit kat. One suspects that this was for their financial benefit - but with the smelters running that little bit slower for all those years, the Maldives will get a few more days above sea level if the global warming doommongers are right about the CO2 and the melting ice caps and everything.
|Nicey replies: Yes it all went wrong for KitKat when they dropped the foil, when will they learn. Never mind your' white chocolate watermelon, gravy and pigeon' flavour, just put normal KitKats back into foil and stop all this uncalled for mucking about.|