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). Invented in South Africa by Wilson-Rowntree, it is now produced by Nestlé. The Peppermint Crisp is sold in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa as a 49-gram bar.
It is often used in peppermint tart, a South African dessert, and as a crushed topping on pavlova cakes or other cakes in Australia and New Zealand.
Dating back to the 12th century, Hot Cross Buns are rich in history. Made with yeast, these sweet buns are filled with various spices and fruits such as currants, raisins, and sometimes even candied citrus. Decorated with a white cross marked right into the dough, Hot cross buns are a traditional Easter food, typically eaten on Good Friday, but are now widely enjoyed year-long.