Nestlé's vegan KitKat chocolate The new dairy-free bar – called KitKat V – will be launched later in the year in several countries across the globe. - Media Credit: Nestlé & Adobe. Do not use without permission.

BREAKING: Nestlé Confirms Launch Of Vegan KitKat Chocolate

'One of the most common requests we see on social media is for a vegan KitKat, so we're delighted to be able to make that wish come true'

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Nestlé has confirmed it is launching a vegan KitKat chocolate, Plant Based News can reveal. 

The new dairy-free bar – called KitKat V – will be launched later in the year in several countries across the globe. It will debut through the KitKat Chocolatory and selected retailers, to test the opportunity for a wider roll-out.

KitKat V has been developed by chocolate experts in Nestlé’s confectionery research and development center in York, UK.

Vegan KitKat chocolate

Alexander von Maillot is Head of Confectionery at Nestlé. He says: “One of the most common requests we see on social media is for a vegan KitKat, so we’re delighted to be able to make that wish come true. 

“I can’t wait for people to be able to try this amazingly tasty new KitKat. This is a product for everyone who wants a little more plant-based in their life!”

Louise Barrett, Head of the Nestlé Confectionery Product Technology Center in York added: “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.”

Alexander von Maillot then concluded: “There is a quiet food revolution underway that is changing how people eat. 

“We want to be at the forefront of that, championing the discovery of plant-based food and beverages. What better way to do that than offering a vegan version of one of our most famous and much-loved brands? 

“The new KitKat V means chocolate lovers now have a great plant-based option when they have a break.”

Controversy

Despite its leadership taking part in Veganuary, Nestlé is a brand many vegans boycott due to its chequered history when it comes to various business practices.

These include a major scandal in the 1970s, when many boycotted the conglomerate due to its aggressive promotion of its formula milk over breastmilk to women in developing countries.

Following an internal investigation, Nestlé admitted that forced labor practices were taking place in its supply chain. It has also faced accusations of child labor, unethical water mining, and deforestation among others.

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Liam Gilliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.

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Ellen
Ellen
1 year ago

They should have called it a VitVat

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  Ellen

😛

Standard1
Standard1
1 year ago

Not sure why it was necessary to bring up an issue with the company that happened more than 50 years ago. If the company has improved, and yes it has a checkered past, that should equally be represented.

DocRockulus
DocRockulus
1 year ago
Reply to  Standard1

Because it hasn’t improved, it’s still doing the same stuff.

Standard1
Standard1
1 year ago
Reply to  DocRockulus

Like what?

Michelle
Michelle
1 year ago

Please bring it to the USA!!!!
East coast side to be exact. ?

Michelle
Michelle
1 year ago

Please bring it to the USA!!
Like the east coast side. ?

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  Michelle

fingers crossed it will get to you!

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

My opinion is that the big change will be made by the multinationals…the moment kfc, mc donalds, nestle and other big names will provide vegan products everyone will follow. History or no history…the more vegan products less suffering for animals….multinationals are multinationals… profit will reign… the companies are here to stay…our only chance is to see profit in the vegan label and introduce it to its customers…these companies are more powerful that governments…

Anna Karin Demant
Anna Karin Demant
1 year ago

quando é que chega a portugal

evZENy
evZENy
1 year ago

Yeap. Still Nestlé. Enough companies out there worth supporting.
Nestlé not getting my vote.

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