REVIEW: Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Kit Kat

Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Kit Kat Wrapper

What is Key Lime Pie Kit Kat?

Kit Kat’s latest limited edition bar features Key lime-flavored white crème.

How is it?

Kit Kat’s seasonal flavors always seem to hit the mark, so I’ve come to look forward to them. I especially appreciate Kit Kat’s dedication to a sensory and aesthetic experience, using creative colors and details to pay homage to its flavor inspiration. This year’s Key Lime Pie Kit Kat is no exception: its vibrant wrapper and pastel bar are as green as Kermit the Frog counting dollar bills in a grassy field.

Kermit should exchange one of those bills for a Key Lime Pie Kit Kat because the candy is all-around delightful.

Peeling off the wrapper yields a strong, divine aroma of vanilla and lime as a hint of what’s to come. The green white crème coating delivers on its promised flavor. A creamy vanilla taste is present in the coating, which is not too sweet, and adds flavor reminiscent of whipped topping.

Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Kit Kat Wafer

However, the Key lime is still the most prominent flavor. It provides just enough zesty citrus bite, especially in the aftertaste. The standard Kit Kat wafer offers a crispy crunch that mimics pie crust texture, completing the experience of what it is like to enjoy Florida’s official state dessert.

As this flavor grows in popularity, will Key lime replace lemon foods in my citrus-loving heart? Possibly. I loved Key Lime Pie M&M’s, and these Kit Kats are even better due to that hint of sharp citrus. With more product testing, I might yet achieve my life’s dream of appearing on a Food Network show, identified by an oddly-specific job title like “Key Lime Pie Expert” or “Kit Kit Historian.”

Anything else you need to know?

Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Kit Kat Fingers

It is hard to tell in photos, but embedded in the Kit Kat’s chocolate coating are flecks of what look like graham cracker crust crumbs. The crumbs don’t really carry a taste or texture. Although the bar’s ingredients list includes graham flour.

Conclusion:

Key Lime Pie Kit Kats are a subLIME experience, combining creamy and crunchy elements with a Key lime zing.

Purchased Price: 88 cents
Size: 1.5 oz (42 g)
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 220 calories, 12 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 40 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 20 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

18 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Kit Kat”

  1. This sounds pretty great. Did you like the lemon version they had for Easter? It was pleasant but didn’t wow me. just curious, how to rate your rating…

    1. I tried last year’s lemon version, which I imagine is the same formula as the one that was released this year. I did like them. They definitely met my expectation for a lemon/white chocolate flavor mix and reminded me of lemon cream sandwich cookies! I can see how you might not be wowed, but I had no complaints. If you try the Key lime, let us know how you like it.

  2. These sound awesome! I hope they’re not as disappointing as the lemon ones. I HATED those, and I will eat ANYTHING that’s lemon flavored, except floor cleaner. 😉

  3. Must find these, before they disappear from store shelves! Key lime pie has always been one of my top two (or three) pie flavors, ever.

      1. Actually, TBH, even stating that I have three favorite pie flavors was a bit of stretch; I was originally going to say that I only had two. I’ve never been a huge fan of most desserts.

        I’m a weirdo, I know. 😉

        1. Hehe, nah, you’re pretty cool from what I gather! I personally am not the biggest pie person. Every now and then I get a craving, and if so it’s for something more in the “chess pie” realm. I’m not averse to sweets (I mean, it’s part of my profession!) I just don’t feel the need to indulge in them as much as I used to, and when I do, I’m more of a “composed” dessert person, not just like say a piece of cake, or a piece or pie…though, that being said, if there is an interesting ice cream or sorbet option? Count me in!

          Funny story…when my Mum was pregnant with me and on the day of my birth, her water broke while she was baking an apple pie. She refused to go to the hospital until her pie was finished hehe. We always said that I was just born with a passion for food due to that!

          1. hehe That sounds like one stubborn mum; I can appreciate that.

            Related to that:
            While my own mom isn’t necessarily stubborn, per se (though she has decidedly *other* very strong traits…ha!), her own mom was very stubborn…and I guarantee that I inherited that trait from her, my maternal “nana”. 🙂 (Much to some others’ chagrin, mind you. :P)

  4. I’ll be keeping my “pies” open for these…I’m so sorry…I had to. And, yes, I will be seeking these out, thanks for the review!

  5. I have *almost purchased these on at least a dozen occasions so now I think I will have to take the plunge.

  6. Actually, this flavor is pretty revolting. Imagine lemon-lime skittles. If you like that type of synthetic fruit flavor then you might enjoy this. I thought it was vile.

  7. The author speaks of the “chocolate coating”, but unfortunately these are manufactured with Hershey’s vegetable oil-based “creme” instead of cocoa butter-based white chocolate.

  8. I bought this yesterday. It’s waiting in my pantry. I’m so excited! A lot of Limited Edition products pass me by, but I jumped on this one.

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