Nestle will soon launch a vegan Kit Kat bar, expected to be the first chocolate bar from a major candy brand to be 100 percent vegan.
A press release on the company’s website announced the move, noting that it was part of the global food brand’s larger effort to help “people embrace a more plant-based diet, with options across its wide range of food and beverages.”
“Taste was a key factor when developing the plant-based chocolate for our new vegan KitKat. We used our expertise in ingredients, together with a test and learn approach, to create a delicious vegan alternative to our original chocolate KitKat,” a Nestle representative said in the press release.
Several other major candy offerings including Sour Patch Kids and Twizzlers are vegan, but making vegan chocolate products has proven challenging for some candy companies due to the presence of milk in many chocolate products. Dark chocolate is easier to make conforming to vegan standards, but some major brands including Lindt are not vegan.
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SOURCE: The Hill, John Bowden