If anyone knows where in the Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley area I can get Violet Crumbles chocolate bars (a fabulous Aussie candy bar consisting of honeycomb candy coated in chocolate) I would be eternally grateful if you could email me back with that information!
Thanks in advance,
I'm pretty sure I saw them at the Beachwood Market on Beachwood (about 1/2 mile north of Franklin). Call them to be sure before going. There's also a small market on Laurel Canyon about 1-2 miles north of Hollywood Blvd that has a fairly large selecion of brit type stuff, including that I think.
I've found it at some random places; call these and see if they have it:
Our Daily Grind on Main Street in El Segundo (310-615-0847)
Borders Cafe at Borders Books on Westwood Blvd (310-475-3444)
Flask Liquor on Ventura in Studio City (818-761-5373)
Also, www.violetcrumble.com offered it in the past through mail order, but that site doesn't appear to be working now. There's plenty of other web catalogs - just type violet crumble into google and see what comes up.
I've seen them in random places too. Most recently at Newsroom Cafe on Robertson. Even the lame deli in my office building sells them.
Now if you can find some Cherry Ripes, I'll be your best friend!
The Beverly Glen Market in the Glen Centre sells lots of Australian/English candy like Violet Crumble,Smarties, Aero bars,Lunch bars, Flake bars, Fruit Pastilles, Cadbury Fruit and Nut bars, Lion Bars, Malteasers, etc. Good stuff!
Here in the Bay Area, I often see them at Safeway. I might be worth a careful scan of their candy racks if you're in/near one.
You should be able to find them without having to pay fancy import shop prices.