The KitKat Chunky was launched in 1999 as an oversized version of the classic 2-4 finger chocolate bar. It was favourably received immediately and continues to be popular for fans of the original KitKat who want something a big bigger in their lunchboxes. The Chunky is identical to the standard fingers and is almost literally 4 fingers melted into one.
The chunky has different competitors to the fingers but how does it fare against them in terms of syn values and are they worth it? We take a look at how this beast performance and whether or not it is deserving if your precious daily syns.
KitKat Chunky Syn Values
A KitKat Chunky weighs 40 grams and contains 203 calories. This means a single bar of KitKat Chunky is worth 10.2 syns at a ratio of 0.25 syns per gram. In contrasts, a normal four finger KitKat is 10.5 syns but weighs 1.5 grams more. They are almost identical.
The individual syn value puts in the same arena as a Lion (10.2 syns) and a Wispa (10 syns).
When looking at syns per bar it’s easy to pick one from another, but we feel that syns per grams and its SynScore show which chocolate bar is the most efficient. Want to know more? Read on.
Are KitKat Chunkys worth the syns?
Chunkys are not nutritious and score highly on fat, saturates and sugars. But we already knew that and that’s the whole point of syns!
At a ratio of 0.25 syns per a KitKat chunk is bang average, nothing terrible and nothing special. It is the same ratio as the Wispa Gold, Twix and Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut. If you like these a bit more then it’s best to get them.
Lastly, the KitKat Chunky’s SynScore is 65% which means it is 65% as good as the best biscuit. This is a decent score but there are plenty of choices which are better. This score is lower than the four finger KitKat (68%) but better than the Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut and Starbar.
KitKat Chunky Ingredients
Sugar, Wheat Flour (contains Calcium, Iron, Thiamin and Niacin), Milk Powders (Whole and Skimmed), Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fats (Palm, Shea, Mango Kernel, Sal), Cocoa Butter, Lactose and Proteins from Whey (Milk), Whey Powder (Milk), Butterfat (Milk), Emulsifier (Lecithins), Yeast, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Natural Flavourings.