Kit Kat Vs. Twix – What’s The Difference?

Kit Kat and Twix are iconic candy bars that certainly rank near the top of many favorite candy lists. Here you will find a comparison of the two to help you determine what sets them apart. Be sure to vote for your favorite between Kit Kat vs Twix in our poll found below!

Kit Kat vs Twix

What Are They?

Kit Kat standard packages come with four bars. The bars are often called “fingers”. The inside consists of three layers of wafers separated by light layers of chocolate. Additionally, chocolate covers the wafers for the outer layer.

The standard package of Twix comes with two bars. They are often called cookie bars since the bottom inside layer is made of shortbread. On top of the shortbread is a delicious layer of caramel. The interior layers are covered by chocolate.


We commonly give our opinion about which one tastes better when we do comparison articles. However, most readers have tried these massively popular candy bars and don’t need our feedback.

Instead, we ask you to vote for your favorite in our poll assuming you have tried both candies. We look forward to seeing the results!


The nutrition facts reflected below are for the standard full-size candy bars. These are the candy bar sizes you typically find at the grocery store checkout lanes in the U.S.

Overall, Kit Kat is the better option nutritionally. The candy has fewer calories, total fat, sodium, carbs, and sugars. Twix is a bit larger but most people eat the full package so we think the comparison is relevant.

Kit KatTwix
Serving Size1 Package (42g) – 4 Wafer Bars1 Package (50.7g) – 2 Bars
Total Fat11g12g
Saturated Fat7g7g
Trans Fat0g0g
Total Carbohydrates27g34g
Dietary Fiber1g<1g
Total Sugars22g25g
Includes Added Sugar19g23g
Vitamin D2%0%


Kit Kat – Sugar, Wheat Flour, Skim Milk, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Vegetable Oil [Palm Kernel Oil; Palm Oil], Milk Fat, Lactose (Milk), Contains 2% or Less of: Lecithin (Soy), PGPR, Vanillin, Artificial Flavor, Salt, Yeast, Baking Soda.

Twix – Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Pgpr, Artificial Flavors), Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sugar, Palm Oil, Corn Syrup, Skim Milk, Dextrose, Less Than 2% – Salt, Cocoa Powder, Soy Lecithin, Modified Corn Starch, Baking Soda, Artificial Flavor.

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Introduction Dates

Kit Kat – This candy was invented by an English confectioner named Rowntree’s of York in 1935. It was launched in the United Kingdom as Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp and was designed as a candy that could easily be brought to work. Its name changed to Kit Kat in 1937.

Twix – Twix was introduced in 1967. Like Kit Kat, it was first released in the United Kingdom where it was originally made at a factory in Slough and called Raider. It was a long time until it finally arrived in the United States. The year was 1979 and the American version was called the Twix Cookie Bar.

Who Makes Kit Kat & Twix?

Kit Kat – The Kit Kat brand has been owned by Nestlé since 1988 when they acquired the previous manufacturer, Rowntree’s. Rowntree’s had an existing licensing agreement with Hershey’s since 1970 which allowed Hershey’s to make Kit Kat for the United States market. This licensing agreement was not voided after the sale to Nestlé, therefore, Hershey’s still makes Kit Kat in the U.S.

Twix – Twix was first created in a Mars factory located in Slough, England. The candy has been made by Mars since 1967.

How They Were Named

Kit Kat – “Kit-Kats” were meat pies served at an 18th-century literary club with connections to the Whig party. The club was named after these meat pies that were served by Christopher Catling, the Innkeeper. The candy is purportedly named after the club/pies.

Twix – This is one of those candy bars where the details are unclear about how it was named. One theory is that it is a combination of the words “twin” and “stix”. Another theory is that it is a mix of the words “twin” and “bix” with bix being shorthand for biscuits.

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