Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Nestle Princessa, Kokosowa

I picked up this bar from Tesco in the little Polish section--it was on sale and it looked like it might be coconut, so I was all in.
It was a super shiny wrapper, quite eye catching. I guess some promotion is/was being ran with L'oreal in Poland...couple this with the name, and I think this is a bar squarely aimed at the ladyfolk. Even more evidence of this comes from the candy contents- wafers, wafers, and more wafers. According to gendered chocolate, the ladies love wafers, crispy rolled things, and nougat that is whipped. Harumph, no thanks! The coconut definitely keeps me interested, though...
As you can see it is a bit more of a yellow color than you would presume a white chocolate to be. It smells very strongly of buttery, sweet coconut. Fact is, it doesn't taste much like white chocolate...but for all I know, it isn't even meant to be white chocolate! The taste is just heavily artificial butter flavoring and a decent coconut. The wafers are quite dry and powdery, they don't have the nice crispity-crunch that a KitKat has. The coconut cream is actually quite nice, it has a bit of a yogurt/tangy edge to it. Kind of makes me think of pina colada, rather than plain coconut.

If this bar was coated in milk chocolate, or a higher quality white coating, I'd really like it, but as it stands it was a bit too dry, buttery, and sweet for me.

4 comments:

  1. I tried one of these a while back and I really liked it. I can't get enough of coconut and white chocolate!

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    1. I usually can't get enough coconut either, but something about this one just rubbed me the wrong way. Glad you liked it, though!

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  2. I've tried this in the past and really enjoyed it, it's great dipped in coffee :)

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    1. Hm, I can see that pairing! It was so sweet by itself, but the coffee's bitterness would probably be a good counterbalance.

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