Violet Crumble 50 gram bars were removed from shelves on 8 September 2015, after Nestle Australia voluntarily withdrew them from sale because a small number of bars were discovered to be underweight.
The issue occurred in large part because of honeycomb’s brittle nature. Nestle uses a similar production process to home recipes when making Violet Crumble and normally manufactures products that average well over 50 grams to make up for breakage during production.
Whilst quality control checks are in place, Nestle found that a small number of bars that did not meet the net weight requirements stipulated by Federal Government regulations had made it through undetected and were released for sale.
Nestle has said it hopes to have Violet Crumble 50 gram bars returned to sale as soon as possible.