Lion (bar)

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A Lion Bar

Lion Bar is a chocolate bar made by Nestlé. It is previously a Rowntree's product originating in Preston, Lancashire, England.


The Lion bar consists of a filled wafer, caramel (32%) and crisp cereal (26%), covered in milk chocolate (42%).[1] It was introduced by Eric Nicoli of Rowntree's in the 1970s, after a trial in the Dorset area in 1977.[citation needed] It was in some areas known as Big Cat until the late 1990s.[citation needed] When Nestlé acquired the brand in 1988, the recipe was changed as it used to contain peanuts, as was the packaging.[citation needed]

In the United Kingdom, BlackWhite[2], White Lion, and Peanut Butter Lion limited-edition bars have also been available, as well as a "king size" variety. The bar is occasionally found in the U.S., Canada, Tajikistan, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand in European import shops, although a similar bar, Mr. Big, is made by Cadbury in Canada.

In recent years, the Lion Bar has been dramatically reduced in size, which has caused controversy among fans.[citation needed]

A Lion Bar split
A Lion Peanut split
A Lion White split

Lion Cereal[edit]

A Lion Bar cereal, called "Lion Cereal", is made and is sold in Europe, later the UK and Ireland, as well as the Middle East. It is produced in France by Nestlé.[3] It was first produced in the early 2000s until 2003. In 2011, a slightly different version was released.

Ingredients and nutritional information[edit]


Sugar, Glucose-fructose syrup, Sweetened condensed milk, Skimmed milk powder, Cocoa butter, Lactose, Crisped cereals [5%] (Wheat flour, Sugar, Wheat starch, Vegetable fat, Raising agent: Sodium carbonate, Salt, Caramelised Sugar), Cocoa mass, Whey powder, Butterfat, Wheat flour, Emulsifiers (Soya lecithin, E476), Flavourings, Stabiliser (Carrageenan), Salt, Raising agent (Sodium carbonate).

Nutritional information[edit]

Typical values per Bar:

  • 1126 kJ / 269 kcal
  • 3.0 g Protein
  • 35.3 g Carbohydrate
  • 10.9 g Fat (of which saturates; 5.8 g)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nestlé Lion Bar". Wegmans. Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "Snack Reviews | Amy Seeks New Treats". Snack Reviews | Amy Seeks New Treats. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  3. ^ "LION Cereal". Nestlé. Retrieved April 2, 2013.

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