HAVING a break and having a KitKat . . . is breaking the bank!
The treat is soaring in price, with maker Nestle putting them up by 6.5 per cent already this year.
It’s another blow to cash-strapped households, but can you get that chocolate/biscuit combo fix for less elsewhere?
Mum-of-three Lynsey Hope puts some own-brand alternatives to the test and gives her verdict and marks out of ten.
Tesco Snappy Milk Chocolate Finger – 90p (52p per 100g): 4/10
The chocolate on these fell short on flavour and tasted quite cheap.
All of the own brands have the same criss-cross pattern on the chocolate and look virtually identical.
I wasn’t too sure on the “snappy fingers” branding.
Morrisons Milk Chocolate Break 98p (56p per 100g): 8/10
The Morrisons version didn’t have the “snap” you get from a KitKat, but, actually, they tasted pretty good.
The chocolate was smooth and tasty, the wafer had a nice crunch and wasn’t dry like some of the other alternatives.
A winning option from Morrisons.
Lidl Tower Gate Choc Attack – 79p (45p per 100g): 10/10
Tasted pretty good, but the best thing about it was the price.
Plus it is 15p cheaper per 100g than the original KitKat and small savings add up.
The chocolate was lovely and with your eyes closed you wouldn’t know you weren’t eating the real thing.
Aldi Belmont Choco Break – 75p (44p per 100g): 6/10
If I was being picky I’d say the Aldi version was a little dry.
The wafer didn’t have quite the right crunch and the chocolate was a little tasteless.
They are, however, the cheapest around and most kids would have no idea they are eating a KitKat dupe.
Sainbury’s 8 Double Take Milk Chocolate Wafers – 95p (55p per 100g): 10/10
I liked the Sainsbury’s Double Take.
It was a little bigger than the KitKat and the chocolate seemed a little thicker.
They had a lovely flavour and were so nice, in fact, I actually thought they were better than the original.
Great value too.