Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

KitKat reveals what really goes between their wafers


What would a world without KitKats be like? To be honest, it’s so haunting a prospect that it’s better for everyone if we try not to think about it.

Throughout our lives, the warm glow and crunch of a KitKat finger has never failed to enrich us and, however you like it – two fingers, four fingers, breaking them off individually or chomping down on all four at once like a barbarian – we can agree that they are one of mankind’s finest achievements.

But the KitKat has been hiding a secret all this time, only recently uncovered by a BBC documentary, Inside The Factory.

It features Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace following the progress of a KitKat as it works its way through the factory to become a finished product and – right at the end – comes a shocking revelation.

The bars that are rejected – the broken, or mismoulded ones – “go into re-work, where they’re used for the fillings for the wafer”.

BBC KitKat

So KitKat fillings – the bit between the two crunchy biscuit layers – are made up of other broken KitKats.

KitKat Wafers

Which on the one hand means that the skin and bones of KitKats that didn’t make the grade are ground up in some sort of KitKat cannibal ceremony which makes us sad, but on the other hand means that nothing in the process is wasted and those imperfect KitKats can still have a useful purpose in life instead of being thrown away, which makes us happy.

So, the perceptive readers among you will ask: “how did they make the first KitKat then”?

Like the chicken and the egg, we will probably never know.

So there you have it. The KitKat: delicious and mysterious.



This American listed everything we Brits do better than our US cousins


The ultimate album and beer pairing guide


Great men tells us about the greatest beer they ever had


Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

The legendary presenter has died aged 89

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

The biggest stereotype about men and sex is actually a load of rubbish

We've been wrong this whole time

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

Discover the words that became cool in the year you were born

Were you born in the year of booty calls or cybersex?

by Emily Reynolds
18 Aug 2017

This German town came up with a genius way of humiliating neo-Nazis

Is this the best possible way to deal with them?

by Alex Finnis
18 Aug 2017

Donald Trump’s lawyer: possibly not racist, definitely not intelligent

Oldest trick in the book

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

The 10 worst cities in the world to live in 2017

To put your first-world problems into perspective

17 Aug 2017

We have some very, very good news about cheese

Cheese lovers, it's our time to shine

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Jurors refuse to work on Martin Shkreli's trial for the best reasons

He is *not* a popular man

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Apparently millennials hate boobs now - but what do we like instead?

These god damn millennials, eh

by Gary Ogden
17 Aug 2017

All the times Donald Trump has failed to condemn far-right extremists

This has gone on for some time

by Tom Victor
16 Aug 2017