Monday, September 12, 2005

Kit Kat: coffee

If you’ve been abroad, you know Kit Kat spinoffs are old news. But as cybele detailed in a recent posting, international Kit Kats = Nestle. US = Hershey. (A company that, for a long time, resisted change; no more.) If you’ve been abroad, you also know there’ve been café latte and cappuccino kit kats in japan, yearned for by coffee fiends. So: yay for the new limited edition coffee Kit Kat which has a great coffee flavor btw now available here in the USA

44 Comments:

At September 12, 2005 1:15 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

WHERE did you find this?

 
At September 12, 2005 1:40 PM, Anonymous tg said...

superT, on outer aisle w/ the vintage candy, after much scouring up and down, wading thru new halloween merch etc.

 
At September 12, 2005 3:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those sound really, really good, but also very fattening, right?

 
At September 12, 2005 3:14 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

So? What's your point, dimwit?

 
At September 12, 2005 3:16 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

I keep my kit kats in a very secret place. Then I make katie try and find them. They almost fell out on the Oprah show.

 
At September 12, 2005 3:22 PM, Anonymous good eye said...

You can't be scouring up and down for too long. I've seen these at conveneince stores. Not the big deal you make them out to be, IMHO.

 
At September 12, 2005 5:10 PM, Blogger BK said...

Having grown up in Canada, I still miss the good old originals from Nestle!

And Tom, People reported that when you were jumping up and down on Ms O's show, what looked like a single Kit Kat finger was dangling from your Calvins... better watch that risky business now that you're engaged again...

 
At September 12, 2005 5:44 PM, Anonymous mrs. worth said...

it is hard to believe, but those kit kats are about the same age as me! some things -- and people -- just age well.

 
At September 12, 2005 7:17 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

on behalf of fair and unbiased reporting:
www.republicansabroad.com
:-)))

 
At September 12, 2005 7:18 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

but I love KitKats!

 
At September 12, 2005 9:27 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

kit kats aren't something i would jump out of a plane for

 
At September 12, 2005 9:29 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

not something i would even go to super-t or 7-eleven for

 
At September 12, 2005 10:37 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

May I propose that TG do a comparative tasting between Kit Kat Coffee and Coffee Crisp? Last I checked, Coffee Crisps were available at Central Market in Plano. In my opinion, they are the sine qua non of this genre. And they taste damned good, too!

 
At September 13, 2005 12:14 AM, Blogger TG said...

kirk, i like coffee crisp, too - i have a couple bought (along w/ special mocha and maple editions) on ebay - risky but the seller was A+.

since you've had both, you know that, overall, coffee crisp's ratio is big on wafer and small on choc, while kit kat is more choc than wafer

as to the flavor, i get a generic sweet coffee flavor from the coffee crisp, versus a more intense coffee flavor from the KK coffee. and w/ the KK, the coffee lingers for a fair spell after you've finished eating it.

were i to put it in starbucks terms: if coffee crisp = "regular coffee", kit kat = "espresso"?

 
At September 13, 2005 8:15 AM, Anonymous red ennk said...

emmmjay: i went to that republicans abroad web site. it claimed that bush carried florida in 2000!!! i wouldn't trust any info from a site that believes that!

 
At September 13, 2005 8:47 AM, Anonymous m.b. said...

I wasn't going to say anything about that gross Republican website. But I'm glad Red Ennk brought it upu. I believe in freedom of speech but I wouldn't complain if someone deleted that comment. It is so pathetic. Why must people be so petty and insecure.

 
At September 13, 2005 8:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teresa - Miss you more than ever at the Dallas Morning News. Dotty just reported yet another restaurant closed (and the building demolished, for an interesting little twist!) that is not only still standing but open for regular business. Why does she still have a job? Pix of Robert Decherd w/a donkey or some such?

 
At September 13, 2005 10:45 AM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

May I ask Kirk, what exactly is a Coffee Crisp? I assume some kind of candy bar? I've never seen it. (And TG's "scientific" explanation of wafers and ratios didn't help much. No offense, TG!)

 
At September 13, 2005 12:59 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Peanut Gallery:

Coffee Crisp is one of Canada's contributions to confectionery chaos -- along with an easy source of alliteration.

And TG's description/comparison is very accurate. Its taste reminds me of a very sweet cafe mocha (not of the Sbux variety, but with chocolate in it).

If you are interested in more information, including the rather sad idea of a petition to have it more widely distributed in the U.S., you can find it here:

http://coffeecrisp.org/

 
At September 13, 2005 2:39 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

Chocolate and coffee . . . so passe!

I don't know what a coffee crisp is, but I do know what a Toffee Crisp is. They had a really neat TV ad about a seance and the psychic asks "is anybody there?" and down from the light comes a Toffee Crisp!

 
At September 13, 2005 3:22 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

I hope your chosen career isn't advertising, Dean.

Or food writing.

 
At September 13, 2005 4:13 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

m.b.: your comment doesn't make it clear, but i certainly hope it is me that you are calling petty and insecure. i may disagree with emmmjay politically, but you can tell those adjectives don't apply to her. didn't she try to soften her reference to "fair and unbiased reporting" by adding another comment that she loves kitkats? i think your comment, whomever it was directed at, was anti free speech.

 
At September 13, 2005 4:14 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

anonymous: missed the closed restaurant mention. what place was it?

 
At September 13, 2005 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jess, the restaurant that Dotty said was closed and demolished is Urbano in Uptown. It's still there. Had lunch there today.

 
At September 13, 2005 6:21 PM, Blogger TG said...

i support free speech, even if it pains me to have anything republican on NYCE. even if it says something not-so-nice about someone else. even if it's not accurate since the comments section is just a place to post comments. (i do always try to make sure my blog items are factually correct, becuz i'm deluded enough to think that i'm actually reporting things here.) i think one of the things that makes this comments section so much fun is that people do say whatever. i myself have posted comments that i later regretted but it's all part of the little dialogue, and i'm glad that everyone keeps posting comments (no matter HOW MANY people they're offending!)

as for dotty's reporting on urbano, i did not see her original item, so i can't speak to what it said. but to work at the DMN is a hell of its own, and i can't imagine anyone truly STRIVING to remain there, with or without decherd pix

 
At September 13, 2005 6:22 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

thank you red enk.

 
At September 13, 2005 6:25 PM, Blogger TG said...

it kills me that i didn't get to post my item today. i did have one but i JUST finished my deadline story and it seems silly to post now. sigh

 
At September 13, 2005 6:25 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

whoops sorry--misspelled! red ennk

 
At September 13, 2005 6:27 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

Happy you got the deadline in, tg!!

 
At September 13, 2005 8:25 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

now you've done it emmmjay. don't you know misspelling a name is considered a cardinal sin in journalism? however, since you caught it yourself,i'll let it slide this time

 
At September 13, 2005 8:47 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

Yeah but it's okay, TG said mistakes are ok in teh comments section!! haha

 
At September 14, 2005 12:03 AM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

YOU PEOPLE BETTER STRIVE TO BE OFFENDED, OR YOU'LL FORCE ME TO GET NASTY.

 
At September 14, 2005 4:59 AM, Blogger emmmjay said...

To clear the air, I was not offended, just confused. But since TG is pained by having anything Republican on her blog, I guess I had better vanish. :-))
Wouldn't want to taint this great blog!

 
At September 14, 2005 7:40 AM, Anonymous polar negri said...

fyi: the times has an article on iceland cuisine today. fermented shark, yum! we can hope greenland is coming soon.

 
At September 14, 2005 8:12 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

Polar:

What are some of the highlights of Greenland's cuisine?

 
At September 14, 2005 10:36 AM, Anonymous polar negri said...

kirk: there are a lot of danish influences as well as the inuit. protein foods include caribou, seal, whales, musk, ox and seafood.

 
At September 14, 2005 1:08 PM, Blogger BK said...

You can get Coffee Crisp HERE... at CM??!!

AWESOME... I just finished my stash from last Christmas in July. They go great right out of the fridge with a cold glass of milk!

There most memorable ad line from my childhood was "How do you like your coffee?"
"Crisp"

Thanks for the tip!

 
At September 14, 2005 8:20 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

BK's blog:

As of 7:30 tonight, CM Plano had Coffee Crisps. They were in a recognizable yellow box near the check-out island on aisle 10. Price: 99 cents. Cheaper than a trip to TO, but nowhere near as enjoyable, IMHO.

P.S. What part of Canada did you grow up in?

 
At September 14, 2005 10:44 PM, Anonymous candy man said...

I tried the coffee KitKat. Fantastic.

 
At September 15, 2005 9:14 AM, Blogger BK said...

Kirk... thx for the Coffee Crisp heads-up! Since I work in north Dallas I'll head there at lunch today.

Grew up in Calgary and Edmonton.

 
At September 16, 2005 3:12 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

I'm good at advertising, Kirk. And food writing:)

 
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