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A Crunchie Is Just A Poor Man's Violet Crumble And It's Time We Admitted It

Why do all Crunchies have one side that's bubbly-soft and one side that's guaranteed to crack a tooth?

Alright, listen up, my fellow Australians — or any taste-aficionado who has experienced the pleasure of a Violet Crumble.

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For years, I have endured the culinary-injustice of witnessing Crunchies celebrated as the king of honeycomb chocolate treats — but I will stand for it no longer.

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It's time that we accept the Crunchie for what it is — an overly sweet, terribly airy, honeycomb imposter! — and accept the Australian-made Violet Crumble as the vastly superior chocolate bar.

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Now, because I'm a woman of principals, I don't just expect you take my word for it — Reddit user u/Mr_ck has already done much of the work for me, in his thread titled "Crunchie VS. Violet Crumble."

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He asked: "Are these chocolates the same? A friend says they are exactly the same. I say they are different."

And then the good people of Australia came out swinging:

"Your friend’s opinion is not to be trusted — there are many differences and the Violet Crumble is clearly the superior of the two."

—u/SirPiffingsthwaite

"Not the same. Texture is different. Crunchie is a poor man's Violet Crumble."

—u/fnaah

"They're 100% different. Your friend must be a heavy smoker, with no working taste buds."

—u/GCRedditor136

"They’re different. Crunchies have a hard-as-fuck side and a side that's more 'dissolve-in-your-mouth'. Violet Crumbles are more like your standard chocolate covered honeycomb, but longer."

—u/Stendig_Calendar

But let's break it down further than just opinion here. For starters, I'd ask you to examine a crucial element of quality honeycomb — texture.

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While the Violet Crumble (left) is deliciously dense and strikes the perfect balance between air pockets and matter, the Crunchie (right) is just a gaping hole of disappointment. Like when you buy a bag of chips and discover it's barely a third of the way full.

Secondly, length and girth. Yes, we're going all in here.

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The Crunchie is shorter and comparably thinner than the Violet Crumble — and while the VC also nails the ideal ratio of choc-to-comb.

And finally, economic value.

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Now, admittedly, the standard Crunchie bar will set you back $1.85, while the Violet Crumble comes in at $1.88 — but that just means that she recognises her superior value and, for that, I applaud her. 

However, if you compare the 180g bag of mini-bars, you'll find the VC costs a mere $4.40 VS. the Crunchie bag that sets you back a whopping $5.  

And if that's not a case-closed piece of evidence, then I don't know what will convince you.

  1. So, you tell me, which honeycomb treat reigns supreme?

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So, you tell me, which honeycomb treat reigns supreme?
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    Violet Crumble
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    Crunchie