The Truth About the Inside of a Kit Kat, and Other Rumors You’ve Been Hearing

We have answers to your burning candy questions.

When it comes to facts about our favorite chocolate candies, we thought we were experts. We’ve pitted Snickers against Reese’s to determine which is healthier (it’s Snickers, by 10 calories). We were among the first to sample Oreo’s new line of candy bars (they’re delicious). So the other day, when rumor spread around the office that Kit Kats were made from ground up Kit Kats, we were shocked.

Turns out, we were late to the party. Back in May 2015, BBC’s Gregg Wallace went behind the scenes at Nestlé’s factory and learned that broken Kit Kat’s are re-introduced into the chocolate filling. But, naturally, we were left wondering: what was used to make the very first Kit Kats?

After some investigating, we learned that because there’s more to the chocolate layer than just broken Kit Kats, there’s not a noticeable difference in bars without the added crushed candy.

“The chocolayer (filling between the wafer of a Kit Kat) is made from cocoa, vegetable fat, sugar, and some reworked Kit Kat,” Michael Jennings, senior corporate spokesperson at Nestlé, told RealSimple.com. “It’s a good and innovative way to reduce any waste. The first Kit Kats would not have included reworked Kit Kats.”

Having settled that pressing matter, we turned our attention to the more recent rumor that Kit Kat Chunky Cookie Dough bars are coming stateside. The bars are available in Europe, and were recently spotted in Canada—sparking discussion about its potential arrival in the U.S. But cookie dough lovers, don’t get your hopes up.

“We do not have any current plans to launch Cookie Dough Kit Kat at this time,” Anna Lingeris, senior manager of communications at The Hershey Company, told RealSimple.com.

There is, however, a new flavor for 2017: Miniature Red Velvet Kit Kats, which are available nationwide through the Valentine’s Day season.