Not Lion Lickers, nobody likes them! They don’t even look like lions! Kids these days, I’ll tell ya what!
|—Steven, in "Gem Glow".|
In "Gem Glow", Lars explains to Steven that Cookie Cats were discontinued because they were not selling, so the Lion Lickers took over the market. Steven insists that nobody likes them and that they do not even look like lions. In "Lion 3: Straight to Video", Lion shows interest in the snack, possibly because he is also a lion. In "Nightmare Hospital", Steven is finally seen with one. He uses it to distract Lion from following him and Connie into the Hospital. Lion shows great anticipation for the treat, even trying to consume it with the plastic wrapped on.
The popsicle is a light yellow color. It is shaped to look like a lion, such as its corn-yellow mane and its little eyes. However, the features are partially distorted from melting, causing Steven to say: "They don't even look like lions". It has a popsicle stick inside of it. It is sold in a plastic packaging with a stylized written form of "Lion Lickers" in the shape of a lion. The logo is a cartoon style lion head with the S in the logo shaped like a lion's tail. In the Big Donut, packages of it are in a display freezer.
- The overall design is most likely a reference to the appearance of many "cheaper" ice cream products, most of which are based on other licensed characters.
- Amethyst has a broken Lion Lickers display freezer in her room.
- In honor of "Nightmare Hospital" airing, Christy Cohen created real-life Lion Lickers.
- When Christy Cohen made them, the crew made a joke saying, "We're not sure why [she made them]. Nobody likes them. They don't even look like lions." making reference back to Steven's quote from Gem Glow.