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The Great KitKat Debate: Is There a Right Way to Eat It?

The Great KitKat Debate: Is There a Right Way to Eat It?

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01-01-2024
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Here we’re going address the much-debated question of how to eat a KitKat.

You might think that there's only one way to eat a KitKat, but trust me, there are many ways to enjoy this delicious chocolate treat.
 

Some people like to just bite into the KitKat and devour it all at once. Others prefer to break off each individual finger and savour them one by one. And then there are those who like to take their time and nibble on each section of the KitKat, enjoying every last bit of chocolatey goodness.
 

Well, it really depends on your personal preference. There's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. However, our suggestion for you is to take a moment, tear, break, snap and enjoy.
 

You see, there's something special about the way a KitKat is designed. Each finger is meant to be broken off and enjoyed separately. This allows you to savour each bite and really appreciate the layers of crispy wafer and smooth milk chocolate. Or dark chocolate if that is your preference - or milk, or peanut butter flavoured - you get the picture.
 

But why stop at just breaking off each finger? You can get creative with your KitKat eating experience. For example, try dipping each finger into a cup of hot chocolate or coffee for an extra indulgent treat or break up the KitKat into small pieces and sprinkle them over ice cream or yogurt for a fun and tasty topping.
 

Another alternative is to freeze your KitKat before eating it. This will give it a satisfying crunch and make it a refreshing choice on a hot day. Plus, it's a great way to make your KitKat last longer if you're trying to savour it slowly. If it doesn’t last long enough, you can always have another.
 

Of course, there's always the classic way to enjoy a KitKat - simply break off each finger and enjoy it on its own. This is a great option if you're on the go and simply want a quick snack, or if you just want to indulge in some delicious chocolate without any fuss.
 

No matter how you choose to eat your KitKat, the most important thing is to take a moment to enjoy it. Life can be hectic and stressful, we know, but taking a few minutes to savour a sweet treat can help you relax and recharge.
 

So, whether you're a fan of biting, breaking, snapping, or nibbling, there's no wrong way to eat a KitKat. Just remember to take a moment to enjoy it and appreciate the simple pleasures in life.
 

To remind you, we suggest that you:
Take a moment…tear…break…snap…enjoy.
 

Ultimately, however, the choice is yours. We encourage you to go ahead and experiment with different ways to eat your KitKat - you never know, you might discover a new favourite way to enjoy this iconic chocolate treat.
 

In the end, to close this debate, there's no right or wrong way to eat a KitKat - it's all about what brings you joy and satisfaction. Whatever you prefer the classic method, something with a twist, or a bold, disruptive technique, the most important thing is to savour each moment and appreciate the simple pleasures in life by taking a break and having a KitKat.

 

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Take a break, Grab a book (and have KitKat)

Take a break, Grab a book (and have KitKat)

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01-01-2024
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Taking a break can be done in many different ways.

We understand people are diverse and have different preferences. We know some people like playing a quick game on their smartphones while others enjoy the odd completely random online quiz. Still others enjoy taking a break by reading a few pages from their current book. This is for you bookworms out there.

In the spirit of supporting you readers and helping you make the most of your break times, we thought we would compile a list of books that have a finger of humour, a dash of inspirational poetry, and an exploration of joy.


In no particular order:

1. The Best of Me, by David Sedaris
This collection of some of legendary comedian David Sedaris's best essays offers funny and strange stories that shed light on the wildness and strangeness of the lives we live.

2. Hello, Habits, by Fumio Sasaki
A new addition to the Japanese minimalist trend, this second book from Fumio Sasaki explores the best habits you can create to adopt a minimalist lifestyle.

3. The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig
What if you could redo your life? That's the premise of the fantasy story that takes heroine Nora to a library at the edge of the universe, where she can explore paths not taken to see if she really would be happier if she made better choices in life.

4. The Dogist, by Elias Weiss Friedman
We already know that our four-legged friends are the perfect companions when we need to relax, but sometimes we just can't have them by our side. For those moments, check out this beautiful photo book by @thedogist on Instagram. Every portrait of an adorable dog is sure to change a difficult day.

5. Tender at the Bone, by Ruth Reichl
This moving memoir by acclaimed food writer, Ruth Reichl, takes readers into her childhood kitchen, where her love of cooking and food began. Each engaging story will make readers laugh and may inspire cooking with your mother or tasting your first self-made soufflé. Warning: Your stomach may growl.

6. Deep Listening, by Jillian Pransky
In Deep Listening, Pransky, a renowned yoga teacher, shares her 10-step “Calm Body, Clear Mind, Open Heart” program to help people listen to their bodies and relax. This book includes journal prompts, meditation practices, and yoga poses.

7. Finally Relaxed!, by Luisa Feldkamp
In this book, you will explore relaxation and its counterpart, tension – or stress. Once in a while, we all tend to use these terms to describe how we are feeling. But do we actually know what we’re really talking about or complaining about? This easy read can help with getting you out of stressful situations and on the way towards a comfortable and easy daily life.

These reads might just be what you need to get yourself in a relaxed state and ready to take on the world. Don’t forget to have a KitKat in hand while doing it!


 


THANKS MUST GOT TO

Real Simple. (2022). “15 Great Books to Help You Relax and De-Stress”. [Online] Available at: https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/relaxing-books. (Accessed 10 Nov. 2023).

Rakuten Kobo. (2023). “Finally Relaxed! Learn Composure, Reduce Stress and Relieve Tension Sustainably With Effective Relaxation Techniques - Incl. The Best Tips for Stress Reduction” ebook by Luisa Feldkamp. [Online] Available at: https://www.kobo.com/za/en/ebook/finally-relaxed-learn-composure-reduce-stress-and-relieve-tension-sustainably-with-effective-relaxation-techniques-incl-the-best-tips-for-stress-reduction (Accessed 10 Nov. 2023).

 

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Box Breathing

Box Breathing

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Box breathing or square breathing involves taking slow, deep breaths while visualising and tracing the shape of a box or square.


WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

Also known as square breathing, box breathing is a simple yet effective relaxation technique that involves taking slow, deep breaths while visualising the shape of a box or square. Think of it as “drawing” your breath. Chuckle, chuckle. Did you get that?

The technique is even used by Navy SEALs to help them stay calm and focused in high-pressure situations. If it works for them, it should help you chill out hard, right?

What’s more, it can help lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and stress, improve focus and concentration, and promote relaxation. That’ right, it's good for your mind and body.

You may think, therefore, that it must be quite a difficult thing to do. Nope. Box breathing is super easy. By focusing on your breath and visualising the shape of a box, you can slow down your heart rate and promote relaxation.

Let's take a deep breath together and relax. A KitKat before you start or after you finish is highly recommended. Here’s how:


DIRECTIONS

1. Find a quiet and comfortable place where you won't be disturbed.

2. Sit or lie down and get comfortable.

3. Take a few deep breaths and focus on your breath. Inhale deeply through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth.

4. Visualise the shape of a box or square. Yes, this is where the name comes from.

5. Imagine tracing the outline of the box with your breath.

6. Inhale slowly for four counts, filling your lungs completely. Visualise tracing the side of the box upwards.

7. Hold your breath for four counts, visualising tracing across the top of the box.

8. Exhale slowly for four counts, emptying your lungs completely. Visualise tracing the other side of box downwards.

9. Hold your breath for four counts, visualising tracing across the bottom of the box. You’ll end up back where you started.


FINAL NOTE

Repeat this cycle for several minutes, or until you feel relaxed and calm.
 

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TRY SOMETHING ELSE?

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is a technique that involves tensing and relaxing different muscle groups to build awareness of tension.


THANKS MUST GO TO

References

Harvard Health Publishing. 2019. “Relaxation techniques: Breath control helps quell errant stress response.” [Online] Available: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/relaxation-techniques-breath-control-helps-quell-errant-stress-response (Accessed: 10 November 2023).

Stinson. A. 2019. “What is box breathing?” Medical News Today. [Online] Available: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321805 (Accessed: 10 November 2023).

Scott. E. 2020. “Box Breathing Techniques and Benefits”. Very Well Mind [Online] Available: https://www.verywellmind.com/the-benefits-and-steps-of-box-breathing-4159900 (Accessed: 10 November 2023).