On Everything², Amoeba Protozoa has a post on the Kit Kat Konspiracy, or, how Kit Kat bars sold outside of the United States and manufactured by Nestle taste amazing. It sounds silly, but makes for an amusing read.
I had known for awhile that foods which I am accustom to in the United States taste slightly different elsewhere in the world. Truely the meatless Big Macs you can find in India are a testament to this. However, nothing was to prepare me for the shock I received in Japan, when I found amongst the wasabi flavored potato chips and daifuku a simple Kit Kat; ah, but this was no ordinary Kit Kat: this was chocolate heaven!
Listed upon the high quality red wrapper of the Japanese Kit Kat was the address of the Nestle website. Upon arriving with Mozilla, I promptly found the consumer inquiries area and wrote them an e-mail inquiring about the taste difference in Internationally born vs. domestic Kit Kats. Here was their reply:
Thank you for contacting us.
Kit Kat Information: Kit Kat bars sold outside of the United States are manufactured by Nestle. All Kit Kat bars sold in the United States are manufactured by Hershey. Kit Kat is a Nestle brand marketed by Nestle outside the United States. It is not imported into the United States by Nestle. The product is licensed to Hershey's for sale in the United States and, per the agreement, only Hershey's can sell it here. For questions or comments, please contact Hershey's: (800) 468-1714
Once again, we thank you for thinking of us and look forward to serving you in the future.
Agast! So it is Hersey's to blame!! I must write them a letter!
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