Nestlé Is Pulling a Willy Wonka and Selling Edible Gold KitKats for $16

Nestlé Is Pulling a Willy Wonka and Selling Edible Gold KitKats for $16

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Nestlé Is Pulling a Willy Wonka and Selling Edible Gold KitKats for $16

A special KitKat “Choclatory” boutique store in Japan sells special versions besides the standard chocolate, and it’s approaching the milestone of a million customers. To celebrate, Nestle is producing some Wonka-inspired golden KitKats.

Unfortunately, these golden KitKats aren’t going to be hidden within the global supply as tickets to a factory of chocolate wonders. On the bright side, these treasures can simply be purchased by customers, though only a limited supply of 500 of these candy bars will be sold (and only in Japan). And yes, in each special KitKat, an extremely thin layer of 24-carat gold leaf envelops the chocolate and wafer bar inside. Gold isn’t digestible - it’s incredibly non-reactive - so it won’t harm you. This isn’t unheard of in food - you’ve probably heard of that ridiculous cinnamon schnapps Goldschläger, which was featured in Superbad.

And yes, this means that you will likely literally flush gold down the toilet.

For KitKat, making edible gold bars has a nice corollary besides being a cool marketing ploy: it doesn’t cost much. The amount of gold is so minuscule that the bars will retail for the equivalent of just $16, leaving you with plenty of leftover funds to book your ticket to Japan.

Besides making edible gold KitKats, Nestlé is also making inedible KitKats, which are solid 230-gram 24-carat gold bars containing no chocolate or wafer whatsoever. According to Kotaku, the store is raffling them off to its members.

source: Time

Complete the sentences with the words from the table.
 

milestone

supply

gold leaf

corollary

ploy

digestible

1 This pasta is hardly …....... How long have you cooked it?

2 My son has just reached another …....., he knows how to clap now!

3 Don't be fooled by her nice words, it's all just a ….....

4 Jealousy was the …....... of his passionate love.

5 The room had blue lacquer walls with a …...... ceiling.

6 The storm cut off our water ….....

Key: 1-digestible, 2-milestone, 3-ploy, 4-corollary, 5-gold leaf, 6-supply

Vocabulary

to pull a Willy Wonka

behúzni egy Willy Wonkát (utánozni)

edible

ehető

to approach

közelíteni valamihez

milestone

mérföldkő

global supply

globális készlet

wonder

csoda

On the bright side

A jó hír azonban

treasure

kincs

limited supply

korlátozott készlet

candy bar

csoki- vagy édességszelet

thin layer

vékony réteg

gold leaf

aranyfüstlemez

to envelop

beburkolni

wafer

ostya

digestible

emészthető

cinnamon

fahéj

to flush something down the toilet

lehúzni valamit a vécén

corollary

folyomány

marketing ploy

marketingtrükk

minuscule

minimális

to retail

kiskereskedelmi forgalomba kerülni

leftover fund

tőkemaradék

to raffle off

tombolán kisorsolni

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