Nestlé’s KitKat V is making its way to Australia, as the classic crisp wafer chocolate takes vegan form, and is blended with a rice-based milk alternative.

The bar was developed by chocolatiers and food scientists in Nestlé’s Research and Development centre in the UK, the home of KitKat.

Head of the Nestlé confectionery product technology centre in York Louise Barrett said it was always the aim to recreate the iconic product using plant-based products.

“To achieve this, we worked very hard to get the right balance between the milk alternative and the cocoa. The result is a vegan chocolate that we’re very proud of, and I hope all KitKat fans will love it as much as we do,” said Barrett.

Nestlé head of marketing confectionery Joyce Tan said: “We’ve seen so much excitement and anticipation from our fans when plans for the first vegan KitKat were announced earlier this year, so I’m thrilled to share that KitKat V will be coming to Australia.”

“We’re always looking for ways to make breaks meaningful for Aussies, so the team at KitKat is delighted to offer a delicious alternative for anyone looking to enjoy a plant-based break.”

KitKat V is certified vegan by the Vegan Society, is made using 100 per cent certified sustainable cocoa,sourced through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in conjunction with the Rainforest Alliance, as is the rest of the KitKat range.

KitKat V is now available for pre-order from the KitKat Chocolatory website, and available nationally in-store from 26 July at the KitKat Chocolatory and Woolworths Metro (RRP: $2.00). 

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