I fucking love chocolate. My inner fatty craves it, no not just craves it — needs it. When I heard that Whittaker’s had made a chocolate block that combined New Zealand’s iconic candy/toffee — the K Bar — with chocolate, my inner fatty made me ignore the overpriced hype and buy some.
Ignoring my first question when I saw the marketing (what good ever came of anything KKK? The answer is nothing), I made my to the supermarket who had already had stock in.
I got home and instantly had a bad feeling. As I looked down at the golden packet, I realised that, rather than using pieces of K Bar, the chocolate had a gooey filling in it, not just any filling though it is ” K Bar filling”. Hoooollld up… K Bar is a hard chewy candy. Doubt very quickly entered my mind and I thought to myself “I cant wait to find out how disappointing this is going to be.”
As I peeled back the foil, and lost all self control, I proceeded to break off a row and eat it all in one swoop. My taste buds weren’t overwhelmed with an “oh my god it’s exactly like a K Bar in a chocolate block”, it was more of a “This is just another chocolate with some random filling in it”.
A friend messaged me asking for my verdict and my response was easy “This is not the K Bar chocolate you’re looking for”.
The K Bar chocolate really had everything going for it on paper – Take New Zealand’s favourite chocolate and add an iconic New Zealand candy bar and you could have the perfect sugar storm. Unfortunately, it falls into the “just another block of chocolate” category. Although maybe I am a hypocrite, as I look down it appears I’ve eaten half a block of it already, but that’s more likely due to the fact I am fucking helpless when it comes to chocolate. My inner fatty sees chocolate and eats it. I cant help but think that any other block of chocolate would have been dealt the same fate.
Rating 4/10 If you’re looking for a K Bar kick in a chocolate block this falls very short. K Bar by name only.