Alibi Max (Lion Bar imitation) & Góralki Coconut Wafer
Once again thank you to Bring Back Banjo for sending me these chocolate bars as part of a snacks package recently! Most of them are wafer-based, but of course none hold a candle to the awesome Banjo Wafer Bar last seen in the 80's... so please do sign the Bring Back Banjo Petition as well as Like Bring Back Banjo on Facebook :)
The first bar we have is the Alibi Max which is basically a Lion Bar imitation. I've seen these in the Polish section of Tesco and I believe they come in different flavours. This one is the regular variety, and splitting it open revealed a familiar looking interior that looked very much like a Lion bar:
It tasted pretty good, with a decent thick milk chocolate coating, chewy caramel and crunchy wafer, but it wasn't quite as good as a real Lion bar. It was still pretty tasty though and as an imitation Lion it does what it's supposed to. These are also available in a coconut version, and according to Tesco Online they're on special offer at 3 for £1 at the moment! If anyone tries one please let me know in the comments!
RATING: 7 out of 10.
Góralki Kokosowe (Coconut) Wafer:
Next we have this Polish Góralki coconut wafer, and being a fan of all things coconut I couldn't wait to get stuck in! Opening the wrapper revealed a thick square of wafer filled with coconut cream, thinly coated with milk chocolate on the sides. It had a very strong and delicious coconut aroma.
It tasted lovely - very light and crunchy, with a delightful creamy coconut flavour from the filling. I ate it with a cup of coffee which it went perfectly with. Overall what can I say... this is a lovely wafer bar!
RATING: 8 out of 10.
Once again a big thank you to Bring Back Banjo for sending me these...plus a question to my readers: why are wafers so popular in Poland? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments! :)