They’re now making a salted caramel KitKat! All thanks to an £800K investment in York

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29 Jan 2020 @ 11.59 am
| Business

Having a break has never been so indulgent.

Nestlé’s premium KitKat Senses range has been enhanced for 2020 with the introduction of a two-finger biscuit in some exciting new flavours – all made in York.

Joining the existing KitKat Senses range of boxed chocolates and single formats, the new biscuits come in three delicious flavours: salted caramel, millionaire’s shortbread and choc chip cookie dough.

Each features milk chocolate, two layers of wafer and a “mouth-watering, thick creamy filling” that includes either salted caramel flakes (salted caramel), crunchy caramel pieces (millionaire’s shortbread) or choc chip cookie pieces (choc chip cookie dough).

Superfast innovation

The cookie dough KitKat. Photograph: Nestle UK
KitKat Senses biscuits are being made at York’s Nestlé factory in York, which has long since produced two and four finger KitKats and KitKat Chunky bars.

Nestlé has invested £800,000 in new machinery for the York site in order to produce the new biscuits.

Nestlé confectionery technical manager Richard Martin said:

  • The capability to produce our new KitKat Senses biscuits has been developed by our York-based innovations team in record time.

    The £800,000 investment we have made in our York factory has further strengthened our KitKat operations within the UK, and provides us with additional capabilities for the future.

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So if you feel like treating yourself, then splash out £1.99 on a five pack of the 22.8g bars. You can get them from Asda and Morrisons this week, with other retailers to follow.

“Our KitKat Senses range is all about those special me-time moments when you want a little bit of luxury,” says assistant brand manager Amy Bennett-Inge.

“Whether it’s to make your morning cup of coffee extra special, for a pick-me-up throughout the day, or to unwind in the evening, we think our new KitKat Senses biscuits provide the perfect indulgent break.”