MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What does Kit Kat mean? What’s in a Kit Kat?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What does Kit Kat mean? What’s in a Kit Kat?

One of the finest candy bars known to man. The Kit Kat. But where did that name come from?

It actually originates from Japan. It was inspired by the Japanese phrase kitto katsu, which means “You surely will win!” or good luck. Which has actually turned KitKat’s into somewhat of a candy good luck charm across the whole country now. Families sending Kit Kats to their college students before big exams, eating them before a big game. It’s fascinating. We should start doing the same over here actually.

As far as what’s inside a Kit Kat, it’s pretty fascinating. Broken Kit Kats that are damaged during production get taken and ground up to be put in between the wafers mixed with some sugar and cocoa.

Perfect way to make sure none of the candy goes to waste. Brilliant!

 

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