I'm not really sure what I was expecting when I got this bar, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't this. Traditionally, cookies and cream bars use a really creamy white chocolate with a whole bunch of cookie bits mixed in. I knew that this bar would be a little different based on the package. The package clearly shows that the bar is covered in a brown milk chocolate, and not the traditional white cookies and cream chocolate. At first glance you'd have a hard time seeing any difference between the bar depicted on this Kit Kat Chunky wrapper to one on the classic Kit Kat Chunky. It's not until you bite into the bar that you can see the subtle differences.
The first thing I saw when I bit into this bar was several black flecks of cookie floating in the chocolate. It wasn't filled with these chunks, but there were a few. After my first bite, I also noticed that the cream between the wafers was also lighter, almost white, compared to the classic Kit Kat Chunky cream. What I had hoped is that although these two bars looked similar, this bar might have a distinct cookies and cream flavour. Unfortunately, there really wasn't. The cream in the middle although lighter only had a slight hint of a creamy flavour. The cookies in the chocolate did nothing to change this bar’s flavour or texture.
If you're going to make a cookies and cream bar, and not go with the traditional white chocolate and cookie bits method, you have to do better than this. This bar could work, but you need many more cookie bits in the chocolate, and a much stronger flavoured cream between the wafers. It's good to see a little creativity with the format, but I expect better execution from a big brand like Nestlé.