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Peppermint Crisp is a milk chocolate bar filled with a multitude of thin cylinders of mint-flavoured toffee. Invented in South Africa by Wilson-Rowntree, it is now produced by Nestlé. The Peppermint Crisp is sold within Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as a 35 gram bar.
It is common for children to bite off both ends of the bar and use the series of mint tubes as a straw to drink milk.
The Peppermint Crisp has completely changed in taste and appearance. It is uncertain when this change occurred. The body of the chocolate is now smooth and in segments similar looking to over-sized chocolate pieces. The crystallized peppermint is gone and replaced by a substance with a similar look and taste to an Aero Mint.
It is often used in peppermint tart, a favourite South African dessert, and as a crushed topping on pavlova cakes in Australia and New Zealand.
Uses in cooking
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.
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