Violet Crumble

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

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Origin

By Ben Shewry

Published 2012

  • About

Despite being separated by almost a century, I feel as if the creator of the Violet Crumble, Abel Hoadley, and I are kindred spirits. Hoadley was an innovator and a romantic. He created the Violet Crumble, the well-loved Australian chocolate bar, in 1913, and named the confection after his wife’s favourite flower, the violet. In New Zealand, I had grown up with Crunchie bars, which are similar to but not as crisp as the Violet Crumble. New Zealanders, myself included, love