Vegan KitKat launches in the UK – Here’s where to buy them

Read Time:   |  14th June 2021

Get ready to take a break with the new vegan KitKat from Nestlé, available in the UK from today. Here is where you can buy them...

Get ready to take a break with the new vegan KitKat from Nestlé, available in the UK from today.

Nestlé’s new vegan KitKat V combines crisp wafer and smooth chocolate blended with a rice-based milk alternative

Moreover, the four-finger vegan treat is available in Sainsbury’s stores from today.

The vegan KitKat V retails at £1 per pack and is certified vegan by the Vegan Society.

Like the rest of the KitKat range, it is made using 100% certified sustainable cocoa, sourced through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in conjunction with the Rainforest Alliance.

Vegan KitKat V made with rice milk

KitKat V features smooth dairy-free chocolate blended with a rice-based alternative to milk and the brand’s signature crisp wafer.

Furthermore, the bar was developed by chocolatiers and food scientists in Nestle’s Research and Development centre in York, the original home of KitKat.

Louise Barrett, Head of the Nestlé Confectionery Product Technology Centre, shared with Vegan Food & Living: ” Our challenge when we set out to create a vegan-friendly KitKat was to recreate this iconic product using plant-based alternatives.

“The result is a vegan chocolate that we’re very proud of, and that we hope will be enjoyed by KitKat fans everywhere.”

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“There is now a delicious alternative for anyone looking to enjoy a plant-based break”

Brand Manager for KitKat Sascha Macchi, also made a statement to Vegan Food & Living, explaining: “KitKat is such a successful brand because it has evolved throughout its history.

“The arrival of our vegan-friendly bar means there is now a delicious alternative for anyone looking to enjoy a plant-based break. We hope people love it as much as we do!”

With more people taking the pledge to become plant-based, it is essential that big businesses create vegan options such as the KitKat V for their consumers.

Not only does this mean their products are more inclusive, but it also allows non-vegans to try something new and make a conscious effort to opt for a plant-based option.

Missing your favourite chocolate bar? Here are 11 easy recipes to recreate your own nostalgic vegan chocolate bars!

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