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Confirmed sighting: Nestle Lion hot chocolate drink
Posted: 14:15 Tue 15-Nov-2005. Price: £1. Location: Pound Shop, Leeds. Nutritional unusualness: Contains cinnamon.
"Phillerena" reports: Was surprised when I saw this, who would have thought you could make a hot chocolate drink out of a Lion bar? But here we are, Nestle have used the name to sell this "chocolate and caramel flavour drink mix". I am unsure if this is meant to be a failed UK product or one from another country. It says that it's made in York and there's no foreign writing on the tin. Anyhow, you make it by adding the powder to cold milk then heating in the microwave. It tasted OK, but nothing special. It has a very sweet taste, you can't really taste the caramel. They say that it tastes "seriously good" but I disagree - it tastes average.
..."Phillerena" here follows up on previous Leeds-only chocolately liquids - while, in other milky mixups:
they're advertising £3 Chocolixir ("the ultimate combination of refreshment and decadence") drinks in the Godiva shop on London's Regent Street;
Emmi "Swiss Chocolate Nuts" Choco Latte (99p, Waitrose) tastes just as weird as their Caffe Latte does;
and I was a little taken aback to see this Jamie Oliver-esque invitation to "Try whizzing semi-skimmed milk..." in Sainsbury's recently, presumably not a play on the usage of "whizz" meaning "To urinate" (British slang).
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Posted: 21:23 Tue 15-Nov-2005 by "Hso"
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Comment: Agreed. I've had a tub of this in my cupboard for about 3weeks now, the dull flavour isn't a great enough incentive for me to drink alot of it.
What shocks me is that i LOVE lion bars, but feel no affection for this Y_Y;
Posted: 21:02 Wed 16-Nov-2005 by "jb"
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Comment: Think I may have spotted the ice-cream rolls today but it is too cold for ice-cream
Posted: 22:11 Mon 21-Nov-2005 by "Hso"
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Comment: Ice-cream rolls? Lion bar flavour?
And there's no such thing as "too cold for ice-cream :P"
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