War, famine, pestilence–all these things are bad. But none of the aforementioned tragedies is more relevant to our everyday lives than the dishonor of paying for a package of Kit Kats (the world’s most perfect naturally-occurring source of vitamins) and finding it to be all chocolate and no wafer. Unlike the debacle that’s currently going on at McDonald’s–where people are receiving cheese sticks without the cheese–missing wafers are a real issue and one woman is taking a brave stand, threatening to sue the candy’s manufacturer unless she gets a lifetime supply of properly wafered candy.
Saima Ahmad, the 20-year-old who’s standing up against Nestle, bought a package of three Kit Kats in December for roughly four bucks. But while that bought her a lot of chocolate, it brought her none of the signature wafers that make Kit Kats so delightful. According to The Daily Mail, one of the reasons that Ahmad is so upset (and yes, she gets how funny her threats are) is because she’s a huge fan of the snack and wants to continue enjoying it.
Here’s the statement Ahmad made about her current battle with Nestle:
‘They go about advertising the unique concept of KitKat, but I’m so disappointed by what I have purchased.
‘I’m hoping they will apologize to me and in future focus more on quality of their product.
‘No one else in that industry has that unique concept about mixing the wafer with the chocolate and that’s why I’m a fan.’
But Ahmad didn’t come at this blind. Not only did she research to see if others had had the problem but were too afraid of Big Candy to speak out, but she even researched legal precedent to make sure she had a case against the manufacturer.
In a letter she wrote to the company, Ahmad demanded not only an apology and the aforementioned lifetime supply of candy, but also a refund for the package of candy that originally caused her “emotional and monetary distress.” Despite being duped by Nestle, though, she also wants to benefit the company as a sign of her goodwill and to make sure nothing so horrifying happens to anyone else:
‘I have also lost my faith in Nestle.
‘Clearly, if I wanted to purchase a confectionary item that is purely chocolate, I would have purchased a bar of Galaxy.
‘I would therefore like to request a life-long supply of KitKat so that I can act as a means of quality control — it appears you need me more than I need you.’
Ahmad makes a good point, and anyone hating on her can just step to the left. If people like her don’t speak out about the small injustices in this world, how will we ever get peace, equality, and justice on the bigger stuff?