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Prince Polo is a Polish
Poland
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

 chocolate bar. It is sold in the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Poland to the northeast, Slovakia to the east, Austria to the south, and Germany to the west and northwest....

, Slovakia
Slovakia
The Slovak Republic is a landlocked state in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about . Slovakia is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south...

, Hungary
Hungary
Hungary , officially the Republic of Hungary , is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The...

, Lithuania
Lithuania
Lithuania , officially the Republic of Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, the biggest of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, whereby to the west lie Sweden and Denmark...

 and Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the second largest contiguous country on the European continent, after Russia...

 under the name Siesta, and is also sold in Iceland
Iceland
Iceland , described as the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic and European island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Iceland also refers to the main island of the country, which contains almost all the population and almost all the land area. The country has a population...

, where it is colloquially known as “Prins Póló”. According to measurements shown by Nielsen The bar has been the most sold chocolate bar for decades in Iceland and was for many years one of the few chocolate bars available in the country. It has long been Poland's top-selling candy brand, but in recent years the similar Princessa brand (manufactured by Nestlé
Nestlé
Nestlé S.A. is the world's largest food and nutrition company. Founded and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, Nestlé originated in a 1905 merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, established in 1867 by brothers George Page and Charles Page, and Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded in 1866 by Henri...

) has achieved similar popularity.

Prince Polo was introduced in 1955, during the early years of the Polish People's Republic, by Olza S.A.
Olza S.A.
Olza S.A. was a Polish confectioner company, located in Cieszyn. Olza, which was founded in 1920 by Marek Pipes, father of Richard Pipes and grandfather of Daniel Pipes, under the name "Dea", created Prince Polo chocolate wafers, Poland's most popular chocolate bar.In 1993, Olza was acquired by the...

 in Cieszyn
Cieszyn
Cieszyn is a border-town and the seat of Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It has 36,109 inhabitants . Cieszyn lies on the Olza River, a tributary of the Oder river, opposite Český Těšín....

. It is a chocolate
Chocolate
Chocolate is a raw or processed food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central and South America. Its earliest documented use is around 1100 BC...

-covered wafer, with four layers of wafer joined by three layers of chocolate-flavored filling; it was easily identifiable by its metallic gold-colored wrapper.

The company, which was founded in 1920, was purchased by Kraft Jacobs Suchard
Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods Inc. is an American confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate. It markets many brands in more than 170 countries. 12 of its brands annually earn more than $1 billion worldwide: Cadbury, Jacobs, Kraft, LU, Maxwell House, Milka, Nabisco, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Trident, Tang...

 in 1993. In 1995 the Prince Polo packaging was revised with a new logo; the bar was no longer wrapped in paper and was instead sealed in plastic. Subsequently, several new varieties of Prince Polo were introduced, beginning with Hazelnut (Orzechowy) in 1996, and later milk chocolate, coconut, and Premium (claimed to be a more luxurious version). A larger XXL (52 g) size was also added.

See also

  • Krówki
    Krówki
    Krówki , literally "little cows," are Polish fudge, semi-soft milk toffee candies.It is one of the most common Polish confectioneries, sold worldwide, and might be considered "dulce de Leche candy". Commercially, many brands are available; most of them have each individual candy wrapped in...

  • Prince Polo
    Prince Polo
    Prince Polo is a Polish chocolate bar. It is sold in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania and Ukraine under the name Siesta, and is also sold in Iceland, where it is colloquially known as “Prins Póló”...

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  • Prins Póló is an Icelandic indie-pop band/solo project/moniker of Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson, member of alternative-rock band Skakkamanage
  • Prins Póló is an Icelandic song by Sumargleðin performed by Magnús "Bjössi Bolla" Ólafsson, where he is nicknamed Prins Póló because of his love for the chocolate bar