The man who went viral for eating a Kit Kat wrong just proposed to his girlfriend—with a Kit Kat.


Man who ate Kit Kat completely wrong just proposed—with a Kit Kat

It seems his girlfriend was willing to look past the breach of candy bar conduct.


Kris Seavers

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 4, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 11:56 am CDT

You know the old saying: When life gives you chocolate bars, plan a proposal.

The man who was savagely roasted on the internet last month for sinking his teeth into a Kit Kat bar in an abhorrent fashion has turned the viral joke into a totally precious life moment.

It all began when Weekly Standard reporter Haley Byrd shared the horrifying way her boyfriend, Evan Wilt, ate a Kit Kat: sideways, with no regard for the individual bars that are meant to be broken off and shared.

Plenty of strangers, understandably, saw this breach of candy bar conduct as a major red flag. They dispensed advice accordingly.

You know it’s bad when you’re getting dating tips from CNN’s Jake Tapper and

But it seems Byrd wasn’t discouraged by the Kit Kat barbarity. In fact, when Wilt offered her an engagement ring placed sideways in a Kit Kat bar, she accepted. The couple shared the news with Twitter on Tuesday, winking at the joke that made them small-time internet famous.

Of course, now Wilt can write off his Kit Kat transgression as all part of a massive proposal plan.

But the internet seems OK with that.

May the couple enjoy happy lives together, full of Kit-Kats eaten however they damn well please.

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*First Published: Jul 4, 2018, 9:24 am CDT