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#251110 9-Jun-2019 11:51
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My Mum just returned from Australia and bought me some of these back. Always been a fan of these yummy chocolate bars. But (apart from Trademe, where the one listing I just saw was hideously expensive), where can you buy them in New Zealand? I know The Warehouse sold them about 12-18 months ago but haven't seen them since.


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  #2254780 9-Jun-2019 12:27
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Yeah its one of those things that appears for a short while then vanishes again. Was like that with Dr Pepper for many years, now can get it everywhere.

 

 





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  #2255596 10-Jun-2019 22:02
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Would be nice if I could get Violet Crumbles everywhere too! Ah well, I'll just have to keep on hunting.


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  #2884542 10-Mar-2022 19:34
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Probably the worst time to ask given how expensive foodstuffs are at the moment (in general) but has anyone ever seen these again since? I can buy a massive box of them, but that's a bit of overkill for me.




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  #2884556 10-Mar-2022 20:41
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https://www.grannyannies.co.nz/

 

 

 

Granny Annie in Dunedin has them, if you're feeling rich.


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  #2884576 10-Mar-2022 21:56
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Isn't it just identical to a crunchie?

 

 


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  #2884577 10-Mar-2022 21:58
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networkn:

 

Isn't it just identical to a crunchie?

 

 

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  #2884583 10-Mar-2022 22:05
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networkn:

Isn't it just identical to a crunchie?


 



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  #2884604 10-Mar-2022 23:18
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quickymart:

My Mum just returned from Australia and bought me some of these back. Always been a fan of these yummy chocolate bars. But (apart from Trademe, where the one listing I just saw was hideously expensive), where can you buy them in New Zealand? I know The Warehouse sold them about 12-18 months ago but haven't seen them since.



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networkn:

 

Isn't it just identical to a crunchie?

 

 

Nope, totally different - the inside is not hokey pokey but more like a honeycomb.

 

I did see the Granny Annie thing but I was looking for $2-$3 a bar, however I guess that's not possible at the moment.


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  #2884643 11-Mar-2022 08:07
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quickymart:Nope, totally different - the inside is not hokey pokey but more like a honeycomb.

 

 

They're not totally different. Both are a chocolate coated honeycomb toffee bar. Honeycomb and hokey pokey are regional variations of name for the same thing. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeycomb_toffee

 

It's a bit like Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola. Both are carbonated cola drinks. The recipes are a bit different so the flavour and texture are a bit different but they are the same generic product. People will no doubt have a personal preference for one or the other but they are the same basic product.

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_Crumble

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crunchie

 

 


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  #2884658 11-Mar-2022 08:43
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Well to me they're different 😀 the point is, I can buy a Crunchie anywhere, so no issues there. But Violet Crumbles are a bit harder to find.

 

I seem to recall The Warehouse selling them a few years ago, but that was a limited-time thing unfortunately - it was never permanent 🙁


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  #2884677 11-Mar-2022 09:12
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They're the same only in as much as they'll both rot your teeth and give you diabetes!


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  #2884768 11-Mar-2022 10:11
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quickymart:

 

Well to me they're different 😀 the point is, I can buy a Crunchie anywhere, so no issues there. But Violet Crumbles are a bit harder to find.

 

I seem to recall The Warehouse selling them a few years ago, but that was a limited-time thing unfortunately - it was never permanent 🙁

 

 

The last time I had a Voilet Crumble was >10 years ago. In that time, Crunchie has changed it's recipe. 

 

Whilst they might be different technically, they are pretty similar in concept. 

 

I'd be interested to try them side by side now. I may have a go just for S&G.

 

 


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  #2884775 11-Mar-2022 10:20
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Whoa.... one place online has them available for NZ.... $50 for 6 bars! Yeah, no thanks :D Theyre shipped from USA as well.

 

I'd just contact a relative in AU and get them to send some over :)

 

$2AUD per bar (or $1 on special) + some shipping.

 

 





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That would be a good experiment. Must admit I haven't had a Crunchie for a while either.


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