Wednesday, 29 February 2012

February 29th: Midweek Mini Lion Bar Peanut

Kcal 203 Fat 10.6g Fat(sats) 5.9g Carbs 23.3g

If there's one thing I've come to realize, it's that the Polish are rather fond of their Lion Bars. Indeed, Nestle Polska can not only boast the Nestle Lion Bar White (See HERE), but also this Nestle Lion Bar Peanut which I found on sale in a local Polish food store. Weighing 41.0g it was noticeably smaller than it's milk and white chocolate Polish siblings, but I was impressed by it's wrapper which had a glittery, vivid orange and gold colour scheme.

Despite my non-existent grasp of Polish language rendering the on-pack bar description meaning nothing to me, as soon as I did the cross-section photo it was obvious that the peanut content was integrated into the outer chocolate layer and amongst the rice krispie cereal pieces. Without ever reaching the heights of Snickers allure, the bar radiated some tempting peanutty scents which were indicative of taste experience to follow. As the smells suggested it wasn't as nutty as other peanut containing offerings, but it still managed to substantiate a salty nut presence in and around the malty wafer and sweet creamy chocolate. This savoury salt lick was especially a welcome contrast with the sweet caramel, and made for a moreish and very easy to consume chocolate bar. This one didn't need two sittings - the whole thing satisfied to very nice level.

Overall I consider this Nestle Lion Bar Peanut to be the best Nestle Lion Bar I've tasted and I include the UK milk chocolate version in that consideration. It reminded me a lot of The Kit Kat Chunky Peanut, (a bar Nestle criminally stopped making in 2010 though soon to return!) which of course can only be a good thing. If you can lay your hands on one I would strongly suggest you give it a try. Fans of peanuts and the original Lion Bar certainly wont regret doing so.

8.8 out of 10

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