I’d like to start with a big thank you to DavidH for finding this fab bar. It is a Polish version of a Lion bar, but it is their new white chocolate version. White chocolate seems to be a popular summer trend, with many companies releasing white chocolate and fruit bars in the summer. I haven’t seen white chocolate Lion bars in the UK sadly. To be honest Lion isn’t one of those bars that have many Limited Edition varieties here in the UK at all. I don’t think I’ve seen one in all the years we’ve been doing the blog? If you have, please leave a comment below.
I broke the bar in half to take a peek inside, and saw the usual layers of wafer and caramel as you would expect in a Lion bar, but also a white substance which I assumed to be white chocolate.
As I bit in the layers of caramel and wafer gave the bar a lovely substantial feel and a fab sweet hit. The white chocolate worked really well, and made the bar creamy too, but it managed to save off being sickly because of a hit of coconut to break up the flavour.
I am convinced the bar is flavoured with coconut, it added its lovely tropical edge and I thought there was no mistaking the taste, but I couldn’t find any evidence of this on the packaging. Actually the packaging is in Polish, and I don’t speak Polish, but I do have the internet. Google told me the side of the pack said “waffle stuffed with caramel and rice flakes in a white glaze”, I’m assuming google meant wafer and white chocolate, but heck no obvious mentioning of coconut. Using my initiative I then googled the Polish for coconut, and discovered the work is “kokos” but sadly couldn’t find that on the wrapper anywhere either. I can’t back it up with evidence, but this bar tasted of white chocolate and coconut, and I trust my taste buds.
It was a gorgeous bar, summery but still substantial which is harder than you’d imagine to pull off. If you see one in an import / pound shop I’d recommend giving it a go as it is a lovely bar. I think we (the UK) really ought to lobby Nestle to release some New / Limited Edition Lion bars here, I can’t help but think we are missing out on some proper treats.