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Why didn't anyone tell me about the glory that is a Violet Crumble?

Out of sheer curiosity, I picked up a Violet Crumble candy bar at the local gourmet store. I had no idea what to expect. Was it violet flavored? Did it have the consistency of a Butterfinger? What exactly was I getting myself into?

Something wonderful. I can't exactly explain the insides. Puffy and crispy, yet eventually chewy. Sweet and almost an underlying caramel note. Smooth milk chocolate covering the whole thing.

Why didn't I know about this before? I envy you Aussies who have the V.C. at your fingertips...as I need to search one out here in Texas.

Sigh...I want another...

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  1. Man, I know, those things are delectable. Our mom used to put them in our stocking when we were a kid, so we got to cherish them one time a year. You can sometimes get "honeycomb" in odd-shaped block form at those homestyle candy shoppes, but rarely is it the light consistency of a Violet Crumble.

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    1. re: jilieater

      You can find Violet Crumble at World Market:
      http://www.worldmarket.com/custserv/s...

      We learned to love them thru some Aussie friends.

    2. QueenB, lots of online places to buy them:

      http://www.candydirect.com/bars/Viole...

      http://www.britishfoodshop.com/shopex...

      But best of all - in San Antonio, there's an Australian shop with them! http://about-australia-shop.com/nestl... But a box of 42 of them for $66.00 - out of stock. :-(

      1. violet crumble's can be found at most Central Markets here in TX

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        1. re: pickychicky1979

          That's where I bought mine.
          I just wish I could pop by the local grocery instead of making the half hour drive to CM or WM.

          1. re: QueenB

            I've seen them at Whole Foods if that is closer. Back in IL i could buy them in the regular grocery but I haven't seen them here. Oh yeah also at the candy store in the mall here in Temple they carry them. So maybe check a local mall if it is handier.

        2. Jason's Deli used to sell Violet Crumbles as well. I would often pop in and buy several at a time when passing one.

          1. The same idea, in smaller bite-size pieces, is sold in places (e.g., northern Michigan) as Sea Foam. Check www.kilwins.com.