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VEGAN KitKat is set to arrive in Australia after much anticipation

The new vegan KitKat is set to arrive in Australia in weeks – as foodies claim it tastes just as good as the real deal

  • Vegan KitKat is set to hit shelves around Australia from Monday, July 26
  • Brand delighted fans around the world with the launch of its plant-based version
  • Many fans have claimed the vegan creation tastes just as good as the real deal

The new vegan KitKat is set to arrive in Australia after the confectionery brand delighted shoppers around the globe with the launch of the plant-based version.

One of the world’s most popular chocolate bars have been transformed into a vegan option with many claiming it tastes just as good as the real deal.

The four-finger chocolate bars, made with a rice-based alternative to milk, will hit shelves across the country from Monday, July 26.

Vegan KitKat is set to arrive in Australia after the confectionery brand delighted shoppers around the globe with the launch of the plant-based version

Vegan KitKat is set to arrive in Australia after the confectionery brand delighted shoppers around the globe with the launch of the plant-based version

The plant-based version features a ‘perfect balance’ between crispy wafer and smooth chocolate that people know and love. 

‘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 KitKat V will be coming to Australia,’ Nestlé head of marketing confectionery Joyce Tan said.

‘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.’ 

One of the world's most popular chocolate bars have been transformed into a vegan option with many claiming it tastes just as good as the real deal

 One of the world’s most popular chocolate bars have been transformed into a vegan option with many claiming it tastes just as good as the real deal

The plant-based version was developed by chocolatiers and food scientists in Nestlé’s Research and Development centre in the UK, the original home of KitKat.

‘Our challenge when we set out to create a vegan-friendly KitKat was to recreate this iconic product using plant-based alternatives,’ Louise Barrett, head of the Nestlé confectionery product technology center in York, said. 

‘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.’ 

The new vegan KitKat – called KitKat V – has so far launched in the UK, with several countries around the world, including Australia, set to follow suit. 

‘It’s absolutely divine and tastes. It tastes just how I remember a regular KitKat to be, very impressed,’ a UK vegan food blogger wrote on Instagram.

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