Nestlé has expanded its KitKat offering for the UK and Ireland with the introduction of a new marbled bar.

KitKat Zebra features the brand’s signature crispy wafer on a dark chocolate base, topped with marbled dark and white chocolate.

Like the rest of the KitKat range, the new four-finger treat uses Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa that Nestlé says has been responsibly sourced as part of its Cocoa Plan. KitKat Zebra is also said to be free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.

Last year, Nestlé introduced KitKat Gold, a caramel-flavoured chocolate bar, to the UK market. Other recent UK launches include honeycomb and chocolate hazelnut spread two-finger KitKats.

Callum Smith, assistant brand manager for KitKat, said: “Now over 85 years old, KitKat’s unique mix of heritage and innovation has helped to make it one of the UK’s most iconic confectionery brands. We know how much people love to discover new KitKat flavours, and we think Zebra is an innovation they will go wild for.

“KitKat Zebra brings you the best of both worlds – combining deliciously rich dark and white chocolate with our crispy wafer – and we hope fans will agree that it tastes as good as it looks. All we can say is, stripes are definitely in this season.”

With an RRP of £0.85, the 41.5g bar can be found now at major retailers and wholesalers, and will be available in convenience stores from next month.

Zebra will also be sold in a multipack exclusively in Tesco stores.