Everything you ever wanted to know about Cadbury Crunchie
It takes the form of a golden honeycomb toffee sugar centre covered in Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate. Enjoying a loyal following this classic Cadbury product is now one of Cadbury Australia’s biggest-selling bars.
A favourite with teenagers pretty much from the time it launched, Crunchie Cadbury Chocolate remains popular amongst the younger generation today. Though not so much with the 50-64 age group.
Conceived by Fry’s as a rival to the Australian chocolate bar Violet Crumble, which was produced at the time by Hoadley’s, Crunchie is now available in Australia in a range of formats. These range from ‘snack size’ to 50 gram bars. As well also as blocks that weigh 135g, 350g and 500g.
Its overall appeal is the uplifting taste experience it offers. A ‘sweet’ hit that provides an energising treat.
Cadbury Crunchie Product Distribution
Today Crunchie Cadbury Chocolate has a truly global reach.
It is widely sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. As well as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and also India too.
In addition it is also imported into countries with a high number of ex-pats from these nations. This includes Cyprus, Hong Kong, Malta and Panama. As well as Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Philippines and Portugal too.
Singapore, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tahiti and the USA are also other countries where you can buy it.
How Cadbury Crunchie Is Made
For years Cadbury’s Crunchie was produced in the United Kingdom in a plant in Somerset. However in September 2010 production for Europe was moved to a plant in Skarbimierz, Poland.
Interestingly labels for these products do not state a country of origin. Instead they proclaim ‘Made in the EU under license from Cadbury UK Ltd’. In Australia the product is made in Melbourne and Hobart.
Whilst the recipe for the honeycomb centre is kept a very close secret what is known is that during making process the honeycomb toffee is produced in large slabs.
Once ready they are then cut up by a highly precise jets of oil. This method is a must because if a blade was used it would make the honeycomb toffee fragment. Whilst if water was used it would result in the honeycomb toffee dissolving.
Oil prevents both from happening and also ensures in slab is cut into uniform sharp-edged portions. Once cut the honeycomb toffee is covered with chocolate. It is also wrapped in foil to prevent the honeycomb toffee from going soft.
After it has cooled it is then packaged.
This product is made in Australia by Cadbury.
The ingredients list for this brand reads as Sugar, Milk Solids, Wheat Glucose Syrup, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Mineral Salts (500, 509), Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, 476), Flavours. May contain traces of Nuts. Milk Chocolate contains Cocoa Solids 26%, Milk Solids 28%. sugar, milk solids, wheat glucose syrup, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, vegetable fat, emulsifiers (soya lecithin, 476), raising agent (500), flavours, hydrolysed milk protein.
Cadbury Crunchie is Certified Halal.
Variations of Cadbury Crunchie
Over the years there have been some pretty varied types of Cadbury Crunchie. These have included:
– Crunchie Tango Orange
– Lemonade Crunchie
– Crunchie Champagne
– Mint Crunchie
– Crunchie White Chocolate
– Bourbon Crunchie
– Crunchie Blast
– Crunchie Rocks
The Tango Orange, lemonade and mint flavours were available as limited editions in the UK. As was the champagne version which was launched for New Year’s Eve 1999.
The white chocolate version was briefly available in South Africa. Whilst the Bourbon Crunchie was tested out in Nashville in partnership with 7-Eleven, before it was not deemed successful.
In certain parts of the world an ‘Endless Crunchie’ was released for Christmas in 2013. It had a whopping 4 crunchie bars!
Also the Crunchie Blast featured ‘popping candy’ inside the bar. While Crunchie Rocks had a mix of chocolate, cornflakes and Crunchie.
Like many other chocolate brands you can buy Crunchie in some countries as an ice cream bar. As well also a cheesecake too. Such products have pieces of the bar within them.
The Cadbury’s Crunchie has always seemed to attract a younger market than most of Cadbury’s boxed chocolate lines. As a result their adverts targeted a youthful demographic with a sense of fun.
In both the UK and Ireland Cadbury Crunchie chocolate bars have been advertised since the 1980s under the strapline ‘Get that Friday feeling’. Prior to this it had been promoted under the slogans ‘Golden Groovy Beautiful Crunchie’ and ‘Snap Goes the Crunchie’. As well also as ‘Crunchie makes exciting biting’.
By far and away its most successful adverts ran in Australia and New Zealand. Where the multi-award winning ‘Crunchie Train Robbery’ series of commercials ran in an unchanged form for over 20 years from the late 1970s.
Cadbury Crunchie In Popular Culture
It is widely accepted that the Cadbury Crunchie bar was first mentioned in popular culture way back in 1935. It was in Enid Bagnold’s novel ‘National Velvet’. As the chocolate of choice for the central characters Velvet Brown. (Who by the way had a delicate stomach).
In more recent times The Crunchie Comedy Gala took place in New Zealand, as an annual event between 2007 and 2010. Produced by Satellite Media, and hosted by a number of people including Rove McManus, it had over 20 of New Zealand’s finest comedians including Jeremy Corbett, Ben Hurley and Dai Henwood.
Want To Buy Cadbury Crunchie?
You can buy a bulk box of Cadbury Bar of Crunchie online at Moo-Lolly-Bar.
We ship orders of all Cadbury brand of chocolates to any address in Australia. This includes all work, home and also PO Box addresses.
All orders are sent by either Australia Post or Fastway Couriers. Which one depends on where you live.
Also if you spend over $150 we will send it to you for free.