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Oct 26, 2017

I should probably apologize in advance for today’s topic, since last week’s episode The Story Behind Lollipops got Shirley Temple and The Chordettes stuck in the heads of a few listeners. I promise I won’t play the theme song to the candy bar I’ll be talk about in this episode, but if it gets stuck in your head anyway, you’re not alone. A poll from the University of Cincinnati proved that the Gimme a Break jingle was one of the most common earworm. And probably just by saying that catchphrase, you already know what this episode is about.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Kit Kat.

Thank you to my coworkers who willingly volunteered to be my guinea pigs to try the different flavored Kit Kats. Thanks, also, to listener Amie for telling me I could buy Japanese Kit Kats on Amazon, and to Stephen Jondrew from Better Podcasting and for sending me pictures of Canadian Kit Kats last minute.

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Japan's love of Kit Kat - CBS Sunday Morning

Kit Kat -

BOOK: Club life of London By John Timbs

VIDEO: 10 Things You Never Knew About Kit Kat - Geobeats

Kit Kat Was Unable to Trademark the Four-Fingered Candy Bar Shape - The Daily Meal

What You Don’t Know About Kit Kat Bars - Spoon University

Revealed: What REALLY goes in between Kit Kat's crispy wafers -

How the KitKat became a phenomenon in Japan - The Telegraph

How Did the Kit Kat Candy Bar Get It's Name? - Culinary Lore