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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Nestle Golden Crumble Confirmed sighting: Nestle Golden Crumble
Posted: 13:21 Thu 20-Jan-2005. Price: 40p. Location: WH Smith, London Euston Station. Nutritional unusualness: Golden honeycomb centre (41%) with a milk chocolate flavour coating.
"Jessica Treen" reports: This was horrible. I bought it on impulse because it was new and rather large for a chocolate bar. I was looking forward to a big Crunchie. What I got was anemic looking tasteless crumble covered in "Chocolate flavour". Apparantly Violet Crumble is much loved and has a cult following in Australia. I cannot for the life of me see why.

...Snackspot celebrates its 500th story with this hotly contested Antipodean arrival, subsequently spotted by "Nick Tanner" at the BP Petrol Station, Flixton ("I have seen a new chocolate bar called Crumble by Nestle. It looks like a giant Crunchie. As is usual I had no change on me. Will be passing through early next week so will get a picture for you then.") and "Sandy" at Latimer News, Romsey, who largely agrees: "A lot bigger in size than the Crunchie (a whopping 50g in fact) and the honeycomb texture is different. The only thing I can think of that it resembles is oasis from a flower arrangement! However it's not that bad, although would be better with proper chocolate not cheap flavoured coating!"


Posted: 17:19 Sat 22-Jan-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried one today...the honeycomb is quite nice and makes a change from Cadbury Crunchie, however the chocolate flavour coating is disgusting. I hope this isn't a glimpse of a fake chocolatey future.
Posted: 18:50 Sat 22-Jan-2005 by "Willow" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried one today and bought it from a newsagent in Leeds. The middle was nice but i cant describe the outer coating. some sort of undiscribable mess!!
Posted: 01:45 Mon 24-Jan-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: I found this in a US supermarket in the european foreign foods section. I also found some lions, aeros, and yorkies. This was nasty
Posted: 18:27 Wed 26-Jan-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Hi - paid 39p for one of these yesterday and was quite surprised. I actually quite liked the 'chocolate flavour' coating. This bar tasted exactly like those bags of chocolate coated honeycomb you can sometimes buy at fairs and places like that. It's very reminscent of a Cadbury's Crunchie as well of course. I haven't had a Crunchie since those champagne flavour ones a few years ago - i'm not a big fan of them you see. In fact this bar was pleasantly long for the money. Credit to Nestlé for finally bringing this one over from Oz.
Posted: 11:52 Thu 27-Jan-2005 by "Chester Copperpot" # permalink comment
Comment: What a pathetic attempt at a crunchie, this wouldn't be out of place in Lidl.
Posted: 00:06 Sun 30-Jan-2005 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: it is made in australia makes a change, they are to dry and make you thirsty
Posted: 12:34 Sun 30-Jan-2005 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Not as bad as I expected, but the Choc coating was poor, but not as bad as the bostick-like coating the was left in my mouth after eating it. I did come across a rather yummy crunchy-like bar in Bern the other day. The centre was chocolate flavoured, and both crunched and melted away in the most delightful manner. Lost the wrapper, so no posting, but it was called Evo (or something similar).
Posted: 22:34 Sun 06-Feb-2005 by "pretty papillon" # permalink comment
Comment: it's not meant to be a Crunchie - it's a different bar altoghter. you shouldnt compare the two
Posted: 14:55 Fri 04-Mar-2005 by "jo" # permalink comment
Comment: we compared a violet crumble to a golden crumble, and they've both the same ingredients, and indeed the same amount of chocolate!

We like them at home - and it's gonna be cheaper than buying Violet Crumbles in from the Australia Shop at £1.40 a time!

Posted: 19:23 Fri 04-Mar-2005 by "Melissa" # permalink comment
Comment: About time an Australian chocolate got bought out over here. I was tied of getting my parents to send these over, amongest other chocolates as well. I love them and they are the normal size of our crunchie bars as well. But i dont like the name, golden crumble, much prefer its original name of violet crumble, dont know why it needed changing just to be in the uk.
Posted: 20:06 Fri 04-Mar-2005 by "Whomper" # permalink comment
Comment: Probably because the UK sweet eater hears the word "Violet" and thinks "Parma Violets", which are officially our most hated sweet.

I saw one of these the other day, it was about the size of a railway sleeper. Crazy.

Posted: 12:39 Sun 06-Mar-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Yep, the brain anchors the word "Violet" to the nasty abomination that is the parma violet. Memories of parma violets flood the brain and the mood changes to one of disgust, as the person imagines the revolting taste of parma violets.

So yeah, that's why they changed the name. Psychology lesson over!

Posted: 15:51 Fri 18-Mar-2005 by "wiz" # permalink comment
Comment: Well boyfriend found this in the shop when we were buying lunch today and we decided to try it. Odd, to say the least. I don't like crunchies but he reckons its similar. Its a strange, ugh i hate it, oh i quite like it to ooh really quite nice, sensation with every mouthful! Try it if you dare!
Posted: 16:02 Sun 29-May-2005 by "Violet C_andi_y" # permalink comment
Comment: Well I think they are really sexy, I love the taste both inside and out, the size is just fab....could eat them all day long.......just as good as Violet crumble.... Its the way it shatters that matters YummmmmmIE
Posted: 22:24 Mon 20-Jun-2005 by "Pattie Harris"
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Comment: The chocolate on the Violet Crumble is better than the Golden, and the honeycomb on the Golden Crumble is better than the Violet. If you combine the two, now you're talking!!
Posted: 20:51 Mon 26-Sep-2005 by "steamy" # permalink comment
Comment: I agree wholeheartedly with Melissa (Fri 04.03.05.) I am so pleased to be able to get something from home at such a reasonable price.The local newsagent's can't keep up with my demand! And as far as I can remember, in Australia, the violet crumble was around long before the crunchie.
Posted: 17:02 Wed 16-Nov-2005 by "Kelvin Edwards" # permalink comment
Comment: We bought 16 cases of these for a sales promotion at work, but in the end decided not to send them out to our customers. 9 Months later we are down to the last Golden Crumble Bars, I can safely say that they are disgusting, even more so after the 20th bar. What can i say, they were free.
Posted: 00:27 Wed 07-Dec-2005 by "clay" # permalink comment
Comment: I think that chocolate should be banned to people who like hilary duff
Posted: 12:01 Wed 17-May-2006 by "Pippa" # permalink comment
Comment: I saw an australian chocolate bar called crumble It was like a chrunchie but tasted different and it got stuck to your teeth and wasnt as crumbly as a crunchie ironicly! I diddn't like it and they seem to be a permanant thing in the shop so I thought I'd let ya all know! xXx Love Pippa xXx xXx Anyone know where to find hurseys chocolate of any kind anywhere near or in hampshire?! let me know on my email crazypip883( (at!) )hotmail(.)com
Posted: 22:02 Wed 17-May-2006 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: makro have just started stocking Hershey's chocolate (four lines) - so it may start becoming more widely available in the UK.
Posted: 09:32 Thu 18-May-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: They sell Hersheys chocolate in Woolies. Small thin bars, such as cookies and cream and a milk chocolate one with almonds.

Ive never bought any because they are highly priced considering how thin the bars are. 87761 3

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