Kit Kat Thins take a little off the top

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My second favorite Halloween candy, Kit Kats, will soon have a new sibling. Come February, you’ll find a new, slimmer version, possibly near the cash register: Kit Kat Thins.

“Thin” in what way, exactly? Well, according to a press release sent to The Takeout, this version skims off one of the layers of wafers inside to create a lighter product, possibly even more aerodynamic as you chuck a segment toward anyone who demands that you give them a break. This isn’t to replace the original Kit Kat; you’ll see Thins alongside the OG at the store, like Oreo Thins and Double Stuf. And it’s not being sold as a healthy alternative; instead, the product is described as “another way to break and eat [this] beloved chocolate bar” and a “variation” on the original.

How are we feeling about this idea, everyone? I, for one, am torn. Part of me is wondering if the chocolate-to-wafer ratio is going to be thrown off by this. I like the crackle of the wafer, because a big part of the fun in a Kit Kat is the texture. When we were little, my grandma used to buy us wafer sandwich cookies as a treat, and they were coveted by my sister and I. One day she gave us some, and I found my sister in the closet, covered in crumbs. She had eaten my portion and I cried about it for a long time. That’s the power of crunchy wafers.

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You’ll be able to find them on shelves next month, so keep an eye out at the store. Also, you should know that I’ve forgiven my sister because after I grew up, I decided those wafer cookies weren’t all that good. My grandma was awesome, though, and this story is the true gift.

Staff writer at The Takeout. Also: Saveur Humor Blog Award Winner, professional pizza maker, and insufferable troublemaker.

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That reminds me of Kit-Kat Bites.