February 8, 2009

Violet Crumble

violetcrumble.jpgNow if I were a world traveler (which I am not), I would tell you to catch the first Qantas flight to the land down under just to sink your teeth into a Violet Crumble, arguably Australia's most popular candy bar. But because we live in a day and age where foods from all over the world can be found at your local or specialty grocer, that $1800 plane ticket may not be necessary. Still a violet crumble may be a rare sighting, but believe me, it's worth the search. Violet Crumble is ingenious in its simplicity, a sweetened honeycomb covered in milk chocolate. That's it. If our friends down under got one thing right, it was in saying, "It's the way it shatters, that matter's," because Violet Crumble is just that - a crunchy, crumbly candy bar that rivals our Whopper's here in the States. You'll be a bit shocked when you first sink your teeth into it expecting a soft, chewy center, but instead hearing a crunch that could deafen anyone within a four-foot perimeter. The Honeycomb center is lightly sweetened, never rich and covered with a thin coat of chocolate, that will, on ALL occasions, get stuck in your teeth. But this is a blessing in disguise, giving you an extra five minutes to savor even after all you have left in your hand is the empty wrapper. So if you're in the market for an "interesting", lightly-coated candy bar, place a few phone calls and find yourself a Violet Crumble, I promise it's cheaper than a plane ticket and easier to find than an Echidna in the bush.

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Posted by Alex on February 8, 2009


Posted by: Intellect at February 12, 2009 9:16 PM


Posted by: Intellect at February 12, 2009 9:16 PM

When I visited London I got hooked on the Cadbury Crunchie which sounds exactly the same as the Violet Crumble. I wonder if they taste the same. I have been able to get the crunchie here in the states at a few places. Just my two cents. Love the site. Thanks.

Posted by: Suz at February 14, 2009 10:38 AM

I've actually eaten both, but they're actually quite different. They're both commercially available in Australia (where I first expereinced them) and can be found in Texas (namely Fiesta and to a lesser extent Whole Foods).

However, I prefer the Violet Crumble.

Posted by: Alex Luprete at February 16, 2009 12:33 PM

I would run down to the local store every morning after babysitting for my sister the night befor, and get me a box of brownies, a Violet Crumble and a coke. but I havent seen one in the states for over 20 years. I would like to know who can get them ie mars Nestlé USA ...

Posted by: sleepawake at February 18, 2009 7:28 PM

Favorite candy bar! I'm glad they're getting easier to find state side. The center tastes like heaven, highly recommended.

Posted by: Karl H at February 20, 2009 11:39 AM

oh my.. i miss this!!!

Posted by: u8mypinkcookies at February 25, 2009 6:53 AM

A friend of mine went to New Zealand and brought me back a slew of Violet Crumbles. mmmmmmmmm

Posted by: Sylko at February 26, 2009 1:17 PM

Up here in Canada we have a bar called a Crunchie which I see has been mentioned earlier. Same thing, a not too sweet honeycomb centre covered with chocolate. I fact we used to get just the honeycomb centre and that was sold in a big chunk it was soooooooooo good like heaven to suck on. I personally really love this bar especially the centre honeycomb. The fresher the better, after they have been sitting on the shelf for a while they get a little chewy and sticky. My husband was working in Australia and brought back the Violet Crumble and its almost the same in my opinion. I would take either of them no problem!!! But since I can get the Crunchie anywhere, thats easier. This is truly a really nice chocolate bar.

Posted by: maria C at March 25, 2009 12:53 AM

hi all:
i see we share the same food addiction! lol.. can i ask WHERE in new zealand you can buy violet crumbles? my pal introduced me to these 20 years ago in high school. and i haven't found them since ever! my buddy is in n.z. and hoping to bring some back up to canada within the next few days...Help? tips?

Posted by: meri at April 8, 2009 8:36 PM

I was reading that as Violent Crumble and I kept wondering why it was violent.

Posted by: Rita at April 10, 2009 9:42 AM

Violet Crumble is superior to Crunchie.

The honeycomb in a VC is much nicer - the Crunchie seems a bit sickly sweet and is also a bit more soft & soggy.

That said, Cadbury chocolate is nicer than Nestle.

But overall, the Violet Crumble is much nicer. The movie bags of bite size pieces are the best :)

Posted by: Clive at April 24, 2009 11:26 PM

One might find this candy bar at World Market.

Posted by: David at April 28, 2009 12:23 PM

It's as if they are extinct. Not available on websites, and dissapeared from Walgreens and Rite aid. Oh violet crumble, come back!!

Posted by: Jules at October 9, 2009 9:59 PM

These Bars are common in Hawaii!

Posted by: Henry at July 19, 2010 7:48 PM
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