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The Secret Ingredient Inside Your Kit Kats

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If their slogan is anything to go by, we’ve all had a break with a Kit Kat before. But have you ever wondered how they get those delicious chocolate layers?

According to the BBC’s Inside The Factory program, the secret ingredient is, in fact, more Kit Kats. Yes, those lovely layers are actually smashed up Kit Kats that didn’t quite make the cut.

So, what makes a chocolate bar not up to scratch? Air bubbles in the exterior coating apparently get a big red cross from the manufacturers as do off-center wafers. But these dud bars aren’t merely handed out as freebies to the employees.

Instead, the show reveals that the imperfect choccies are recycled back into the production process. They are ground up to make a paste and then spread between Kit Kat’s signature crispy wafers. Sounds great for combating the food wastage problem and staying on top of sustainable food practices!

It does make us wonder though — what was in the first ever Kit Kat?

This post was written by the editors of Food to Love. For more, check out our sister site, Food to Love.

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