Brace yourselves, the KitKat bar is changing

It's the year of the confectionery crisis

Corrr, 2016 has turned out to be quite a year, hasn’t it? First we voted yes to Brexit, then our hearts were broken by news of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce (we still haven’t recovered) and to top it all off Donald Trump only went and won the US election result.

Of course, they weren’t the only news breaking stories of the year.

Yes, 2016 could very well go down as the year of the confectionery crisis. Not only did we learn that we’ve been eating Toblerone wrong this entire time, but things managed to take a turn for the worse when news about the Toblerone triangle chunks broke. And let’s not even talk about this Cadbury’s flake bar revelation.

Clearly nothing is sacred in the land of confectionery, as we’ve just discovered the classic KitKat is about to change forever. Though this time it could be a change for the good (because let’s face it, the new Toblerone bar is just tragic).

Nestle scientists recently announced that they are planning on making changes to the KitKat bars in order to make them healthier for human consumption.

How? Well, Nestle have apparently discovered a way to almost half the amount of sugar in their chocolate bars and are hoping to roll out this update across all their brands by 2018.

This means we can eat more chocolate for about 40% less of our daily recommend sugar intake. Now correct us if we’re wrong, but to us this sounds a lot like Nestle have discovered the secret to even more chocolate consumption without added health risks?

Speaking about the upcoming change, Nestle’s Chief Technology Officer Stefan Catsicas said: ‘We want people to get used to a different taste, a taste that would be more natural.’

‘We really want to be the drivers of the solution,’ he added when addressing the pressure on food manufacturers to product healthier products for consumers.

Never have we heard such a great excuse to take a break and have a KitKat.

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