Hershey sends Kit Kat theft victim 6,500 candy bars

MANHATTAN, Kan., Nov. 9 (UPI) — When Hunter Jobbins returned to his car after class at Kansas State University a few weeks ago, his Kit Kat bar was missing and an apology note from the candy thief was left in its place. Now Hershey, Kit Kat’s parent company, sent Jobbins 6,500 chocolate bars to make up for it.

“I just parked out front for a couple minutes to grab my laundry basket and a backpack,” Jobbins told the Wichita Eagle. “I knew I would have to be quick or else I’d get a parking ticket. When I came out, the Kit Kat bar I had in my cup holder was gone.”

The chocolate thief left a note scrawled on a napkin apologizing for the robbery, which Jobbins posted on Twitter.

“Saw Kit Kat in your cup holder. I love Kit Kats so I checked your door and it was unlocked,” the note read. “Did not take anything other than the Kit Kat. I am sorry and hungry.”

The tweet went viral and eventually found its way to Hershey who reached out to Jobbins and offered to “replace” the stolen chocolate.

“Kit Kat had actually contacted me and they sent a rep down from D.C. to come and fill my car with Kit Kats — 6,500 to be exact, actually,” Jobbins said. “They came to campus and I was passing out Kit Kats to students who came by and had heard the story. It was just a really great time to just meet everybody on campus and just pass out candy to everyone. It was just really fun.”

The thief is still unknown but Jobbins is hoping to hand them a Kit Kat himself.

“If the thief is watching this or has been keeping up with everything, I would love for you to just come and say hi to me because I’d love to give you a high-five or thank you,” he said, “and give you as many Kit Kats as you want because this whole thing has turned into a really cool experience.”