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  1. Fiona

    used to always love a crunch bar.

    1. whisperinggums

      Moi aussi.

  2. Fiona

    used to always love a crunch bar.

    1. whisperinggums

      Moi aussi.

  3. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    I admit I do like rice puffs in chocolate-they’re boring by themselves but great in chocolate! 😀

  4. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    I admit I do like rice puffs in chocolate-they’re boring by themselves but great in chocolate! 😀

  5. Louise

    Where did you purchase the mars bar slice delight? I’d be interested to try it. You put me off the other one.

  6. Louise

    Where did you purchase the mars bar slice delight? I’d be interested to try it. You put me off the other one.

  7. Simply Life

    yum – chocolate and carmel flavor together are amazing!

    ha, I was just reading your comment that you enjoy eating oatbran and pb and that’s literally what I’m eating right now! 🙂

  8. Simply Life

    yum – chocolate and carmel flavor together are amazing!

    ha, I was just reading your comment that you enjoy eating oatbran and pb and that’s literally what I’m eating right now! 🙂

  9. croquecamille

    Wait, if I understand this corrrectly, in Australia, you make rice krispie treats with mars bars (which I think are milky way in the US)? Awesome. It is probably a good thing I didn’t grow up in Australia. 😛

  10. croquecamille

    Wait, if I understand this corrrectly, in Australia, you make rice krispie treats with mars bars (which I think are milky way in the US)? Awesome. It is probably a good thing I didn’t grow up in Australia. 😛

  11. Hannah

    Fiona and Whisperinggums: As in a Nestle Crunch bar, or just a bar with textural crunch?

    Lorraine: Yep, I could never get into rice bubbles for breakfast – for all the snap crackle pop, they still just tasted of bland!

    Louise: I bought it at a Coop supermarket in San Ggimignano, but you could probably find it in any such Coop in Italy? Are you getting to Florence at all? (That’s where the Vestri store is with the pistachio heaven….)

    Simply Life: Nothin’ better than oatbran and a goodly heaping of pb!

    Camille: Yes, I think that’s right! Our Milky Ways are just the nougat, and the Mars Bars have the layer of caramel too. And I disagree. It is a terrible, terrible thing that you didn’t grow up in Australia – we could have had so many more adventures together…

    1. whisperinggums

      I was talking the Nestle Crunch Bar. BUT, Camille we do have Chocolate (ie Rice) Crackle treats that aren’t made with these bars.

  12. Hannah

    Fiona and Whisperinggums: As in a Nestle Crunch bar, or just a bar with textural crunch?

    Lorraine: Yep, I could never get into rice bubbles for breakfast – for all the snap crackle pop, they still just tasted of bland!

    Louise: I bought it at a Coop supermarket in San Ggimignano, but you could probably find it in any such Coop in Italy? Are you getting to Florence at all? (That’s where the Vestri store is with the pistachio heaven….)

    Simply Life: Nothin’ better than oatbran and a goodly heaping of pb!

    Camille: Yes, I think that’s right! Our Milky Ways are just the nougat, and the Mars Bars have the layer of caramel too. And I disagree. It is a terrible, terrible thing that you didn’t grow up in Australia – we could have had so many more adventures together…

    1. whisperinggums

      I was talking the Nestle Crunch Bar. BUT, Camille we do have Chocolate (ie Rice) Crackle treats that aren’t made with these bars.

  13. conorholdthebeef

    Mars Bars Slice! Oh how I have forgotten you, simple treat. Much better than chocolate crackles… copha gives me the heeby jeebies. Although, I do rather like the little patty case servings of choc crackles. Oooh could we make little individual Mars Bar slices in patty cases? Yes, we could! Nay, we must!

  14. Hannah

    Whisperinggums: I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those, to be honest!

    Conor: With you 100% – rice crackle treats just taste blah. Haven’t really given copha much thought before though, as have rarely used it. Oooh, I do like the sound of making little Mars Bar slice patty cakes… I’ll happily make and blog them, unless you want to? You get first blogger-dibs 😀

  15. croquecamille

    whisperinggums – When I say “Rice Krispie treats,” I refer to an American classic composed of melted marshmallows and rice krispie cereal. 😀

    Hannah – You are right about that, my long-lost Australian sister!

    1. whisperinggums

      Thanks Camille – I knew that yours were with marshmallow, I just wasn’t sure whether you knew that our traditional ones were different. I really don’t know Mars Bar/Milky Way ones, just the traditional (original) copha based Chocolate Crackles. Funny how different countries come up with variations on a theme isn’t it?

  16. Hannah

    Camille: 😀

    Whisperinggums: I fear I’m going to have to start taking care of you sooner than expected. You used to make the Mars Bar slice for every Lyons fete – I remember because I was always hanging out to lick the bowl!

    1. whisperinggums

      Oh dear, I really am in my dotage – I’m so glad you’ll be here to care for me. It’s starting to ring a very vague bell! From one of the Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks I now think.

  17. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    You make them and do a fabulous job and I’ll take all the credit for the great idea. How’s that? 😉

  18. Hannah

    Sounds like a plan 😀

  19. Louise

    Hannah, I am somewhat in shock that Mrs Gums has forgotten the unique joys of mars bar slice! I distinctly remember the childhood excitement that chocolate crackles would bring. I’ve only tried one recently and it was truly awful. Copha is gross to adult taste buds I think. Such a shock to the system. But mars bar slice is something that can be enjoyed at any age. I’ve never made any and I do so love Conor’s idea of making them in patty cases. Pity I don’t really have any time to make any in the next two months.

    And completely unrelated but is anyone else but me having trouble getting notifications to posts. It used to work but seems to have stopped. Then I have to remember what I commented (and where)!

    1. whisperinggums

      After that rude comment, I’m not going to answer! Except, I’m kind and so will. My notifications seem to be working fine – I hope yours starts up properly soon. Are you doing anything differently?

      I’m not sure I ever made the copha chocolate crackles because of that Mars Bar one that I miraculously remember now! Maybe I made it once, but who ever had copha in their fridge as a regular thing? Pas moi!

  20. Hannah

    Louise: Gosh, I hope the notification thing starts working again, as I have no idea how I’d go about fixing it?! To be honest, I can’t remember ever really like the copha-based choc crackles. I must have been spoilt by having the Mars Bar kind from an early age 😛

  21. Louise

    The copha chocolate crackles were all the rage up Newcastle in the 70s, I sure wish we had had the mars bar ones. Not sure what is happening with the notifications. It automatically fills in the fields, my email address is correct. I get a notification saying I’ve subscribed but then nothing more. I’m not sure if it’s for both wordpress and blogspot blogs, will have to do more research.

  22. Hannah

    Louise: But it used to work? I know that, as a wordpress blogger, I can’t ever seem to get notifications from blogspot blogs unless I post through my google account rather than the wordpress one… but honestly I don’t know what I’m talking about 😛 Maybe we should bribe the internet gods with mars bar slice?

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