Peppermint Crisp

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Peppermint Crisp Wrapper
A Peppermint Crisp split

Peppermint Crisp is a milk chocolate bar filled with a multitude of thin cylinders of mint-flavoured 'cracknel' (which is a brittle crystalline/sugar concoction extruded in fine hollow tubes).[1] Invented in South Africa by Wilson-Rowntree in the 1960s, it was eventually bought out and manufactured by Nestlé South Africa. A hugely popular chocolate bar in South Africa for many decades, it is now part of that country's culture - not only as a confectionary item, but also as a popular topping used in baking and desserts.

The Peppermint Crisp is sold in South Africa as both a 49 gram bar and a 150 gram slab. In New Zealand it is sold as a 49 gram bar, and in Australia as a 35 gram bar.

In South Africa, it forms the basis of the Caramel-Peppermint Crisp Tart, a hugely popular South African ice box dessert [1]. It is also popular as a topping on sponge cakes and cupcakes. Nestlé South Africa also sells an ice cream containing Peppermint Crisp shards, as well as a Peppermint Crisp dessert topping [2]. Burger King South Africa sells a fusion dessert containing vanilla ice cream and shards of Peppermint Crisp permission while Krispy Kreme South Africa sells a popular Peppermint Crisp Tart gourmet doughnut [3].

As in its native South Africa, the popular chocolate bar is also used as a crushed topping on pavlova cakes or other cakes in Australia and New Zealand.[citation needed]

Uses in cooking[edit]

The Peppermint Crisp can be used as an ingredient in mint chocolate cheesecakes and slices, and broken-up to decorate the top of pavlova meringue or cheesecake. James and Melanie Maddock used Peppermint Crisp on top of their dessert during a food challenge on the cooking show My Kitchen Rules.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nutritional Info". Nestlé. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  2. ^ Sarah McInerney (24 March 2011). "My Kitchen Rules loses its villain". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 June 2011.