13 May 2011

Nestle White Lion Bar [Polish] (Import Store) [By @Cinabar]



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.
By Cinabar


27 comments:

  1. Ooh wow, a white lion bar, this looks a satisfying treat yum! wish they had stuff like that here ,i think i may have a polish convenience shop near me..may have to go hunting in it!

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  2. Oh gosh yes do, this bar was fab - but those import store can have all sorts of wonderful treats tucked away in them too... ;-)

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  3. I've had some; a local cheap shop stocked some for a while last year or even the year before. They were gorgeous! I can't remember them being an import though but I may be wrong.

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  4. But they had a coconut flavour too right?

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  5. currently eating one now and yes they do taste coconutty!! not just you. i found mine in on a cheap sweet stand at an indoor market in Leeds!! stocked up!! they r yum

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  6. I discovered these last week in Kefalonia! Very nice!! They do not have coconut in them! I checked the packaging, coconut in Polish is kokosowy and is nowhere to be seen! I'd love to find these in the UK!!

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  7. I accept they don't have coconut in them - but they DO taste like they have! :-D

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  8. Found them in Malta and France but nowhere to be seen in Scotand! Anywhere online I can buy them?

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  9. Sadly neither amazon nor Cybercandy stock the white lions - just going to have to keep an eye out at the pound shops.

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  10. A shop near me sold these for a little bit said they got them from some cash and carry but they stopped doing them. The White chocolate ones are miles better they need to bring them out properly here.

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  11. Rogue local shop round the corner from my uni accom in leicester sells them, 4 for £1.10. so much better than real lions. Also one to look out for are strawberry aeros, try it before you judge although ive never seen them before in the UK (this rougue shop sells them too - on the standard 4 for £1.10 deal)

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  12. I have had a slight obsession for these for a few years!

    Found them online here - www.zapsweets.co.uk/lion-bar-white.html - they taste delicious, just as I first rembered them! They are sometimes out stock as they are imported but it's normally not for long!

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  13. i had my first one of these when i went on holiday to bulgaria and they are my favourite chocolate bars, i bought a whole box home with me. cant wait to go back and get more!!

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  14. Im currently gorging myself on the white Lion Bars. My G/F found some in a small corner shop in Birmingham. After having one, i told her to get back to the shop quickly and get the rest of the box...which she did.
    Im not that much of a brown chocolate eater but theese things in white chocolate are delicious. Taste a little vanilla like to me. Highly reccomended if you can find any.

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  15. they have them on ebay :)

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  16. Just to let you know, these are now readily available in the UK as the company i work for are importing pallets by the container load at the moment and distibuting to shops around the country. Look for them in pound shops and on markets.

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  17. Yes - they even have them on Amazon now. I've added a link in the post.

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  18. Had one of these from a grocers in Coventry. I didn't get a coconut taste myself, it mainly reminded me of Rice Krispie Squares for some reason. Think I prefer the normal Lion. :)

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  19. Love these! We need to get Nestlé to get making them here. Also available in Peanut variety which are also the bomb and I remember getting peanut Lion bars back in the 90s before they vanished. But back to the original topic, only one shop sells these near me and yes, they're from a shady cash and carry that sells imports.

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  20. I bought some of these and the peanut variety recently. The peanut ones are AMAZING. I love the chewiness of the caramel, and the peanuts add a nice crunchy/salty element. I didn't enjoy the white version as much - it's nice, but far too sweet. They definitely taste of coconut too.

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  21. found them for sale in hancock sweet cash and carry in glasgow. there a great seller on my van.

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  22. The local newsagent near my work has started stocking them too... it seems that people are catching on to just how tasty they are :-)

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  23. Three for a pound in the newsagent in a village called marden, in Kent. yummmmmmy.

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  24. bought two in tutzis in manchester piccadilly im hooked been after them and been looking in every store polish stores have them though

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  25. Just had one! I couldn't figure out what was in them, but was convinced I tasted coconut ... its my fav flavour ... so googled to bring ingredients and stumbled across your site. Even if coconut is not listed, there is definitely a coconut taste, its very strong on your first bite.

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  26. I bought one of these at work. Set about sharing it with my daughter and checked out the ingredients list. Then noticed it said its not suitable for vegetarians!! Went throught the ingredients again but couldn't find anything animal related. Any ideas??

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  27. There isn't anything obvious listed, my only thought is that the vague "flavourings" includes something non veggie.

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