If you're a fan of both chocolate and experimental flavours, KitKat's probably your sweet snack of choice - or if it isn't then it certainly should be. Buyers are spoilt for choice with a number of Japan's weird and wonderful flavours (such as sake, purple potato and green tea) making their way onto supermarket shelves around the world.
Personally, I've actually forgotten what a standard KitKat even tastes like - so keen am I to try as many of their alternative versions as I can.The cast of 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory reveal the secret behind the chocolate river:
And believe it or not, it's about to get even better. From Thursday 26 September, customers will be able to buy special edition bars, such as cherry Bakewell, lemon posset and even gin and tonic!
These new special edition bars will be available to purchase online (from a KitKat a Chocolatory website set to be launched later this year), from pop-up stalls in 30 John Lewis branches or the York Chocolate Story attraction, until December 24.
Customers will also be able to order a custom KitKat from nearly 1,500 possible flavour combinations. Essentially, this means you will be able to create your own bespoke eight-finger bar.
Rabia Khad, head of KitKat Chocolatory for Nestle, said the launch was the "biggest news for KitKat since the introduction of the KitKat Chunky bar 20 years ago".
"I think our customers will love these exciting new flavours from such an iconic, much-loved brand and the experience of making their own KitKat," Rachel Costello, from John Lewis, said. "These special KitKats will make fun and unique Christmas gifts and stocking fillers."
In other KitKat-related news, the company behind the popular bars is planning to ditch plastic packaging for paper you can fold into origami...