A Master Chefster (oh yeah, we got one of those too...)
I'm bettin' on the bottom of the strut, and after installing the same kit you bought on my car, you might as well start loosening things up to get ready for the install.
Oil, Twist, wait 'till next week & try again got my bolts out without breakage. then it still took some pry & hammer to get the strut out.
I'm betting you'll see a little bulge where it bent in the strut bottom when removed, migh not even be able to see it before removal.