Kit Kat is a chocolate-covered wafer biscuit bar confection that was created by Rowntree's of York, England, and is now produced worldwide by Nestle, which acquired Rowntree in 1988, except in the United States where it is made under licence by The Hershey Company. Each bar consists of fingers composed of three layers of wafer, covered in an outer layer of chocolate. Each finger can be snapped from the bar separately. Bars typically have 2 or 4 fingers. Single fingered larger Kit Kat Chunky bars are also popular. Use of the name 'Kit Kat' or 'Kit Cat' for a type of food goes back to the 18th Century, when mutton pies known as a Kit-Kat were served at meetings of the political Kit-Cat Club in London. The origins of what is now known as the 'Kit Kat' brand go back to 1911, when Rowntree's, a confectionery company based in York in the United Kingdom, trademarked the terms 'Kit Cat' and 'Kit Kat'.
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