Which is better a Crunchie or a Violet Crumble?



I have secured another Crunchie bar. Hopefully it will remain safe through the night.
Yea! It did! here is our comparison:

My first thoughts on the Violet Crumble are "ouch! my teeth!". Eating pure sugar will do that. And then I remember thinking that same thought very single time I have eaten one. ......I feel so smart....

The Violet Crumble bar is a crumbly honeycomb-like substance coated in compound chocolate. It is similar to the Crunchie made by Cadbury.
The slogan for the chocolate bar is "It's the way it shatters that matters" (replacing the previous slogan, "Nothing else matters").

I like the dry burnt sugar flavor but I can only taste a sliver at a time as it is so sweet. Cloyingly sweet. The chocolate was dull compared to the other bar.


The 10 year old liked them both but on further reflection decided the Crunchie tasted a lot better even though it was smaller.


Our other panelist thought the chocolate on the bars was very similar but the coating on the Crunchy was obviously thicker. He really liked the rich honey flavor in the Crunchie as he is a big fan of honey in general. He also commented that the term honeycomb best fit the Crunchie bar as the Violet Crumble was better described as a hard baked meringue and lacked the richness in flavors the Crunchie possessed.



During manufacturing of the Crunchie bar, the sponge toffee is produced in large slabs, and is cut up using a highly focused jet of oil. The use of a blade would lead to fragmentation, while the use of water would result in the sponge toffee melting. Oil prevents both of these scenarios and results in uniform sharp-edged portions. The sponge toffee is then covered with chocolate, cooled, and packaged.

Crunchie Ingredients: Milk chocolate with golden honeycombed centre. Milk chocolate [sugar, dried whole milk, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, dried whey, vegetable fat, emulsifiers (E442, E476), flavourings]. Centre (36%) [sugar, glucose syrup, flavouring]. May contain traces of nuts, egg and soy. Milk chocolate: Milk solids 14% minimum. Contains vegetable fats in addition to cocoa butter. Here is a Crunchie TV commercial.





I found some interesting palate similarities when comparing Marmite (UK made) and Vegemite (Aussie made) . I think that the collective palate in the UK must need stronger flavors. Very hot curries like Vindaloo curry are extremely popular there.
The popularity of the dish inspired the song Vindaloo, The unofficial anthem of the England football team for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

I don't really know much about the food in OZ except for hand held pies. Tasty.
Marmite is very strong flavored compated to Vegemite. Both are suitable for vegetarians and are high B vitamin yeast extracts in thick sticky paste format. They both taste like beef. Weird. The Vegemite is much milder, like the Violet Crumble compared to the Crunchie.
Before I tried either I polled customers of what they tasted like and what the difference was between the two. The best answer I got (and sales reflect this to be true) was that if you were after Marmite and could only find Vegemite, you could use it in a pinch. But the opposite is NOT true because Marmite is so much stronger.










Personally I will eat Vegemite but the jar of Marmite we have is barely touched and is dated 2006 (still tastes the same as it did in 2004).









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