White Knight (chocolate)

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White Knight Wrapper
A White Knight split

A White Knight is a chocolate-coated, chewy, mint-flavoured confectionery bar sold in Australia. It is manufactured by Nestlé Australia. The packaging is blue and white and features a picture of a knight on a horse. Its slogan is 'Mighty Mint Chew'.

The 25 gram bar is composed of a white, mint flavoured chewy center coated in compound chocolate.[1]

In the 1980s the bar used to lie on top of a piece of cardboard within the wrapper. On the reverse of the card was a picture of a fictional knight which could be bent at the base to stand up. Children would aim to trade and collect the set of these knights. This part of the packaging was discontinued years later, presumably as a cost-cutting measure.

It was once sold across all major Australian supermarkets as well as some discount department stores (e.g. Kmart) and milk bars/convenience stores but as of 2014 is now only available in Woolworths and Coles supermarkets and some specialty confectionery stores.[2] The 25g bar was sold at a cheaper price point reflecting its smaller size (e.g. 75c in 2008) but in early 2010 it's price was raised similar to the larger (50-60g) sized chocolate bars (90c at Coles/Woolworths/Kmart) and it currently retails for over $1. [3]

Ingredients:
Sugar, Glucose Syrup (Derived from Wheat or Corn), Vegetable Fat, Milk Solids, Cocoa, Gelatine, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, 492) Peppermint Oil, Salt, Flavours, Colour (133)

Nutritional information:[1]
Serving size: 25g (One bar)

Average quantity per serving:
Energy 460kJ, Protein 0.5g, Fat (Total) 3.1g (Saturated Fat 2.9g), Carbohydrate 19.7g (Sugars 15.1g), Sodium 10mg.

Average quantity per 100g (Shown as per Australian food labelling standard):
Energy 1830kJ, Protein 1.9g, Fat (Total) 12.2g (Saturated Fat 11.7g), Carbohydrate 78.7g (Sugars 60.4g), Sodium 40mg.

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