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Violet Crumbles

Marcela Aug 13, 2001 04:17 PM

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,

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    asimen May 11, 2011 04:02 PM

    There's a (small but growing) chain of stores called Rocket Fizz - started in Ventura county but has been growing and now has a store in Sherman Oaks.

    Anyway, they're primarily a store for hard-to-find soda *and candy*, and I discovered at the Simi Valley store last weekend that they carry *both* Violet Crumbles and Crunchie bars. Buy 'em both. Pick which one you like better!

    Rocket Fizz
    2619 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010

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    1. re: asimen
      salziger hund May 11, 2011 04:14 PM

      There's a rocket fizz in Old Towne Pasadena too - on Green next door to the old Twin Palms location.

      Twin Palms
      101 W Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91105

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      Bezerk Jan 17, 2011 12:21 PM

      You can get violet crumbles at the burger kitchen 8048
      West 3rd street los Angeles ca
      Ph 323 944 0503

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        oldusedcop Nov 15, 2010 03:40 PM

        Kings Head Pub, 2nd and Santa Monica in (where else?) Santa Monica

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          vltxl Nov 15, 2010 01:12 PM

          Also, if anyone knows in the Inland Empire area where to find these phenomenal candy bars, that would be so helpful!! never heard of the Cadbury ones, but I don't know where to find either one of these in this area...and I never get to L.A. :(
          Thanks, if anyone knows!!!

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            loreeLB Oct 21, 2010 01:39 PM

            Powells Candt Store on 2nd in Long Beach said they dont make them anymore but they do sell a british copy version that tastes 97% the same :)

            1. mollyomormon Oct 10, 2010 03:44 PM

              There are a lot of Bristish ex-pats in SaMo. You can buy these and other British candies at the gas station on the corner of Wilshire and 5th.

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                budlit Oct 10, 2010 08:56 AM

                vicente foods, brentwood

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                  schrutefarms Oct 9, 2010 10:08 AM

                  Beachwood market, canyon country store, turners liquor (on the corner of sunset/larabee, next to viper room), and candy baron, to name a few. Love those.

                  Beechwood Restaurant
                  822 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

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                    Jodie Oct 9, 2010 09:48 AM

                    There are a couple of real british pubs out that way. Pickwick pub on Ventura and something else on SHerman Way near topanga. One of them has a small store inside.

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                      asimen Sep 21, 2010 09:16 AM

                      Another alternative is to try a Cadbury Crunchie bar - my wife actually prefers these to Violet Crumbles, same idea, honeycomb in chocolate. These are available at Cost Plus World Markets (and any British import store).

                      Cost Plus World Market
                      10860 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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                      1. re: asimen
                        Jwsel Oct 9, 2010 10:59 PM

                        I definitely prefer the Crunchie bar because of the chocolate. Cadbury's is far superior to Nestle.

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                        karen031207 Sep 19, 2010 01:33 PM

                        Saw them at Taffyland last night at Universal City walk...$7 each..I put it back

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                          Shelley Sep 6, 2001 03:15 PM

                          Hi there-
                          Believe it or not, you can buy them at the 7-11 on the corner of Moorpark and Fulton in Sherman Oaks, CA! (Within two-three miles southeast of the
                          101/405 split)

                          I'll usually buy the whole box for my husband...he can't believe they're "THAT" available-used to only find them in places like the Continental Shoppe
                          in Santa Monica.

                          Hope this helps!

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                            Gail Sep 4, 2001 09:57 PM

                            I've gotten them at various Landmark Theatres, including the Fine Arts on Wilshire just west of La Cienega.

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                              jeff Sep 4, 2001 02:21 PM

                              Hi-I've seen "Violet Crumbles" (BTW I believe it's an English candy made in England, not Austrailia) at the cashiers counters at Vicente Foods in Brentwood on San Vicente Blvd. and Bundy.

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                                karen031207 Sep 19, 2010 01:34 PM

                                Its made by Nestle and sold in Australia

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                                marty Aug 21, 2001 05:10 PM


                                You know, I always see those in Gloria Jean's coffee bars whenever I'm in a mall. (I'm in malls a lot.) I always wondered what they were, because the packaging is so distinctive. You might try there if all these other suggestions fail to pan out.

                                Of course, whether or not you buy a cup of coffee there is entirely up to you.

                                Good luck!


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                                  Shep aka 2 Cheap Hungry Guys Aug 18, 2001 03:26 PM

                                  Up in the Bay they can be found at every neighborhood liquor store. Maybe there's a different importer/distributer here. You can probably get a list of distributors from the manufacturer, then track the ones in your vicinity, etc. Fun detective game.

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                                    Sweet Tooth Aug 14, 2001 03:10 PM

                                    I bought one at a Chevron gas station.

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                                      hana Aug 13, 2001 06:21 PM

                                      Here's another random place for you located on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
                                      l think its called 'Candy Baron', where you buy by the pound a la the Sweet Factory. They bave an interesting mix of candy bars.

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                                        Ruth Lafler Aug 13, 2001 05:56 PM

                                        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.

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                                          Sara Aug 13, 2001 05:08 PM

                                          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!

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                                            muhlyssa Aug 13, 2001 05:01 PM

                                            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!

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                                              Jeff Shore Aug 13, 2001 04:33 PM

                                              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.

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                                                Dylan Yolles Aug 13, 2001 04:30 PM

                                                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.

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                                                  TE Aug 15, 2001 07:01 PM

                                                  Just bought one at the Beachwood Market, on Beachwood in Hollywood. 89¢. Taste? Well, it's better to these all-American buds than Vegamite. Otherwise, I'm sticking to Cadbury's and Heath Bars.

                                                  There is a toll-free number: 1-800-CRUMBLE.

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                                                    Michael Robertson Moore Aug 16, 2001 03:45 PM

                                                    Here at lovely 1880 Century Park East.

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