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Vegan KitKat Ditch the Milk, Use Sustainable Cocoa

There’s about to be a brand new trend in candy and it’s going to be vegan. Nestlé has decided to add to their brand and make a vegan KitKat. Vegan is defined as when you don’t use anything coming from an animal; and that means the dairy in the milk chocolate has been replaced.

The new KitKat will use a rice milk rather than a diary, and will mix it with their new ‘sustainable’ cocoa sources. Nestlé claims that the new KitKat will still maintain the “perfect balance between crispy wafer and smooth chocolate.”

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The new candy will start going on sale later this year across several countries before being sold worldwide. Louise Barrett, head of the Nestlé Confectionery Product Technology Center, said:

“Taste was a key factor when developing the plant-based chocolate for our new vegan KitKat. We used our expertise in ingredients, together with a test and learn approach, to create a delicious vegan alternative to our original chocolate KitKat.”

Other companies have started the move over to vegan confections. Mars has introduced a vegan line of Bounty and Topic brands. Now that Nestlé is starting to veganize their chocolates there’s no telling what they will make next.

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