The Violet Crumble chocolate bar is an Aussie icon invented by Abel Hoadley back in 1913. While the confectionery is delicious, does the same apply to Violet Crumble Ice Cream? I bought a one-litre tub to find out if it’s worth the money.
What is Violet Crumble?
Violet Crumble is a reduced fat ice cream. It’s got chocolate and honeycomb flavoured frozen dessert with milk chocolate coated honeycomb pieces. This frozen dessert has 40% less fat than standard ice cream.
Is the ice cream any good?
Violet Crumble is an enjoyable tub of low fat ice cream. The texture is soft, and it scoops nicely into a bowl or cone. It’s reasonably soft straight from the freezer, so you won’t need to wait for it to soften.
Chocolate and honeycomb flavours always work well together; this tub is no exception. It’s the type of ice cream that’ll appeal to most, especially kids.
No ice cream is perfect, though, including Violet Crumble. While its texture is smooth and creamy, it has a foamy consistency that won’t compete with more premium ice creams.
I had hoped to find some good-sized chunks of honeycomb in the container. Unfortunately, they’re all tiny – good for adding crunchy texture, but you’d hardly know it was honeycomb.
Overall, it’s a great ice cream that I think most will love. Just don’t be expecting a Violet Crumble bar in a tub.
- Tried and tested flavour combo most will enjoy.
- Easy to scoop from the freezer.
- Made in Australia.
- The texture is airy and foamy.
- Honeycomb pieces are tiny.
Fresh milk and cream are the main dairy ingredients used in this ice cream. Milk solids are added to help dial up the creaminess.
The ice cream contains 8% honeycomb pieces coated in milk chocolate.
Ingredients list: Fresh milk, sugar, fresh cream (milk) (7%), water, glucose syrup, milk solids, maltodextrin, cocoa solids (2%), emulsifiers (477, soy lecithin, 471), thickeners (guar gum, processed eucheuma seaweed, halal gelatine), natural flavours, colours (caramel i, curcumin, beta carotene), raising agent (sodium bicarbonate).
Milk fat plays a vital role in ice cream’s texture and mouthfeel. More of it results in a creamier, smoother texture associated with superior ice cream.
Violet Crumble has less than 10% milk fat, so it doesn’t have the indulgent consistency of more expensive brands. However, it’s still enjoyable.
Did you know? Ice cream products sold in Australia with less than 10% milk fat can’t label the front of pack “ice cream”.
Few frozen desserts are good for you, so eat them in moderation. This tub has 4.8g of saturated fat per 100g and 24.4g of sugar.
Servings per package: 10
Serving size: 51g
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About the manufacturer
Violet Crumble is manufactured by Robern Menz, a South Australian confectionery manufacturer. Robern Menz acquired the Violet Crumble brand from Nestlé and began producing the iconic chocolate bar in Adelaide.
Violet Crumble is manufactured in Australia by Bulla, an iconic Australian food manufacturer that has been crafting ice cream since 1929. Its production site is located on the main street of Colac, Victoria.