Nanaimo bar

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Nanaimo bar


Probably from the name of the city Nanaimo, in British Columbia, Canada.


Nanaimo bar ‎(plural Nanaimo bars)

  1. (chiefly Canada) A chilled dessert confection consisting of a chocolate crumb-based layer, covered by a layer of custard icing, and topped with a layer of smooth chocolate.
    • 2009 Oct. 8, Reb Stevenson, "Travel: Rejuvenated Nanaimo now a place to be," Toronto Star (Canada) (retrieved 26 Jan 2016):
      Today, Nanaimo's signature cuisine is a little sweeter. That would be the Nanaimo bar, a layered custard, coconut and chocolate confection that originated in 1952 and put the little town on the map.