KitKat’s new Australian flavours are some of their greatest yet

KitKat have released a 2-flavour “Dark Down Under” collection that is, in our opinion, some of their finest work to date. The Australian flavours focus on Tasmania and South Australia, creating two distinct ingredients from two of the country’s most abundant produce regions.

KitKat Dark Tasmanian Mint makes use to refreshing mint chocolate using oil from the mint plant, grown in the state of Tasmania. While KitKat Dark South Australian Orange features orange chocolate using oil from blood oranges grown in the South Australian Riverland and Sunraysai region.

And if we had to pick one, we’d go with South Australia. The orange flavour is more intense than any orange-leaning KitKat we’ve tried before it, creamier and more concentrated in each bite. Given how popular orange-flavoured chocolates have been in the past, that makes this particular KitKat block one of the must-try newbies on the shelves on your local.

The Tasmania Mint is great, restraining some of the more intense mint flavours you’d expect from dark chocolate. Although perhaps its not as unique and memorable. Maybe should have gone for apple instead.

Other than that, it is as you’d expect from KitKat here. Nice, reliable dark chocolate wafer biscuits with distinctive flavour pairings. Now if only the brand started messing around with Kakadu plum and more potent flavours from the Northern Territory.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.