Rumors about Kit Kat’s new flavors spread like wildfire a few days ago. Naturally, those of us with a sweet tooth (read: all of us) lost it. The leak was promulgated by Walmart through Instagrammer @mark_devo on the 25th of November. In his Instagram teaser, fans of the wafer snack saw four potential new flavors. We hope you like pie, because the limited edition offerings appear to consist largely of pie-inspired flavors!
The chocolate-covered wafer snack had a stellar run this year. But their success didn’t stem from their offerings alone. This year, Eco-warriors around the world lauded Kit Kat Japan for switching from plastic to paper packaging. Now, the news of the brand new Kit Kat flavors has us reeling. We spent a few days in limbo, wondering: will they or won’t they? Which ones will we actually get to nibble on?
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? O M G ? So yeah, these are the real deal. Checking in on this gorgeous Thursday to present to you a brand new, limited edition flavor coming soon to a snack shelf at your local town. Kit Kat has returned to the table with an absolute BANGER. When I say banger, I mean it fully. These birthday cake Kit Kats, allegedly releasing early next year, are no joke. In fact, I might go ahead and say that stacked next to every flavor Kit Kat has, these are number two. I normally hate birthday cake iterations. I think 99/100 miss the mark. This, is that one that does not miss. The Kit Kats themselves are a bit harder, as milk chocolate and confection are different, but moving past that, you're delighted to impeccable crunch, and flashbacks to eating spoonfuls of funfetti cake frosting right out of the jar. I know some of you know what I'm talmbout. The funfetti pearls, the crunch, everything about this is an absolute slam dunk. For some, it might appear to be a bit too sweet — which I get. But if sweet is your thing, these will undoubtedly rise through the ranks on your favorites list as well. Do NOT miss them when they touch down. @stoolpresidente might tell me this is a rookie score; he and I are respectfully in our own lanes. This thing right here gets a SOLID, WELL deserved ?9.2/10? 2020 is looking good. ???
The brand kept mum about the Kit Kat new flavors for a while but they couldn’t keep their secret longer than three days.
— Kit Kat (@KitKat_US) November 20, 2019
After the news broke out, we all turned to the brand to get confirmation that these new flavors were in fact real. But the brand kept us at the edge of our seats with their silence. Three days later, Kit Kat finally acknowledged the leak with a rather playful tweet.
The cheeky tweet included a photo of six unwrapped Kit Kat bars in fun colors. And while they’ve done away with the packaging, eagle-eyed fans immediately identified each bar. If you ask us, these unwrapped bars look like cherry cola, chocolate cream pie, cotton candy, apple pie, birthday cake, and orange creamsicle. We have to admit, we kind of drooled a little while looking at these gorgeous bars with heart eyes.
The follow-up tweet featured only four flavors.
— Kit Kat (@KitKat_US) November 27, 2019
Eight days after their official treat teaser, the verified Twitter account for the brand posted another photo of the intriguing snacks. But this time, instead of six, there were only four featured in the Thanksgiving-themed post. The four Kit Kat bars featured in the post are all pie-inspired.
The Kit Kat new flavors include chocolate cream pie, sweet potato pie, apple pie, and blueberry pie. Someone really loves pie over at Kit Kat headquarters. Or they just want to honor our beloved grandmothers’ pies with an iteration you can carry in your backpack or pocket. We’ve got a hunch that we can expect these pie-flavored Kit Kat treats sometime around Thanksgiving next year. They’ll definitely be a great continuation of the Thanksgiving line that started with the Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat.
Nothing is set in stone.
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? F O O D C O M A ? Ohh y'all thought I was done done huh? In the spirit of giving and all things cranberry sauce, it seems like a great time to show you yet ANOTHER Kit-Kat gem coming to the US as a limited release — apple pie! Slated for sometime in 2020, these bars of goodness will eventually make their way to shelves across the states, and then swiftly into your belly. Similar to birthday cake, I tend to think many apple pie variants aren't that great. I try them ALL, just to see if someone's cracked the code. Unfortunately, the only person who's ever really nailed it to a T was my two homies @benandjerrys American Apple Pie, which somehow kept crispy pie crust in the middle of ice cream. (???) With that said, these lil babies are great. They're not as artificial as many apple pie products out there. It has a great crunch in the center, which many do not. And of course, it does embody some actual authentic apple flavor! I do think that while tough, stuffing a bit of dried apple in these things would be the one thing that would make them truly amazing. I know these exist in Japan, but I'm not sure what they taste like, so unfortunately I cannot draw a fair comparison. What I will say is that these are certainly not to be missed when they eventually touch down, as they are of course limited, and will undoubtedly be gobbled up ? as soon as they're available. Super crunchy, super cinnamon, and a lot of apple. @stoolpresidente, holla at me sometime. Let's collab. I got you. I'll fly you out west and we'll make some magic happen. These babes get a respectful ?7.9?from me. I do really like them, but it's missing something, and I don't know what it is. I think I'll take them over to McDonald's and have them blended inside of a mcflurry. That might be the move.
While they have teased us by showcasing these Kit Kat new flavors’ existence, they have yet to truly confirm which ones will actually hit shelves next year. These sneak peaks may just be a part of the brand’s test to see which ones generate the most buzz and which ones customers are more likely to buy. If that’s the case, which flavors would you like to see in the candy aisle next year? I’ve got my eyes on the apple pie treat!