After much anticipation, Nestlé’s new vegan KitKat is set to arrive in Australia this July.
KitKat V features smooth chocolate blended with a rice-based alternative to milk that beautifully balances the crisp wafer. The bar was developed by chocolatiers and food scientists in Nestlé’s Research and Development centre in the UK, the original home of KitKat.
Louise Barrett, Head of the Nestlé Confectionery Product Technology Centre said: “Our challenge when we set out to create a vegan-friendly KitKat was to recreate this iconic product using plant-based alternatives. To achieve this, we worked very hard to get the right balance between the milk alternative and the cocoa. The result is a vegan chocolate that we’re very proud of, and I hope all KitKat fans will love it as much as we do.”
Nestlé Head of Marketing Confectionery Joyce Tan said: “We’ve seen so much excitement and anticipation from our fans when plans for the first vegan KitKat were announced earlier this year, so I’m thrilled to share that KitKat V will be coming to Australia!
“We’re always looking for ways to make breaks meaningful for Aussies, so the team at KitKat is delighted to offer a delicious alternative for anyone looking to enjoy a plant-based break.”
With vegan products in Australia outpacing the global trend, Nestlé is helping people embrace more plant-based alternatives, with options across its wide range of food and beverages, including plant-based Nescafé Gold coffee mixes, plant-based MILO and Plant Based Condensed Milk alternative.
KitKat V is certified vegan by the Vegan Society. Like the rest of the KitKat range, it is made using 100% certified sustainable cocoa, sourced through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in conjunction with the Rainforest Alliance.
KitKat V will first be available for pre-order from the KitKat Chocolatory website as of today, and available nationally instore from 26 July at the KitKat Chocolatory and Woolworths Metro (RRP: $2.00).