https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

Our Crunchie arrived at Duolingo HQ today!

Thanks to the entire Duolingo language learning community for voting Duolingo as 'Best Education Startup' in the Crunchie Awards!

http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/10/congratulations-crunchies-winners-kickstarter-wins-best-overall-startup/

Bunny, the Duolingo guard dog ;)

February 19, 2014

73 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pont

As a Brit, I assumed that someone had sent you one of these.

crunchie

Yours looks more entertaining but less delicious. Congratulations!

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

haha love those! :D

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

O.O I've never seen such a candy bar. Now my life will be incomplete until I can try one!!! :CCC

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4P7

You guys don't have crunchies? :O

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/martasmars

Ooh I have never seen that here in America!! Looks..DELISHUS!!!!!

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

They are better off for affordable restaurants than us but are sadly deprived when it comes to chocolate. :(

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/livsoccer02

Wait so it went from winning an award to a chocolate bar!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

It's downright mean to tell them they're getting an award and then not send them any chocolate. :shakesheadsadly:

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buunny

They aren't as common, but they are gettable if you are looking for them.

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/livsoccer02

Really???? Where! Must find CRUNCHIE!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buunny

Look for a candy store in your area. People like that usually carry them. I've found them in two different ones in NJ.

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/livsoccer02

We don't have local candy stores!

February 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbraxunsIllusion

Nope, never seen that kind of candy bar in my life :(.

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/livsoccer02

Yep! Don't have them in America! I want one SO BAD!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

Since this is causing so much anxiety, I checked and American Amazon sells crunchie bars. Problem solved! It'll set your teeth on edge, though. Loadsasugar.

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Many thanks for that info Luscinda!

February 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ccocdr

can you get crunchies in mexico?

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saschambaer

Looks like a fake, rectangular Twix to me.

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

@saschambaer,

imagines a sudden silence fills the room

February 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziggKogg

Son, go buy a Twix right now...

February 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziggKogg

It looks like a Butterfinger.

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeDunne1

Crunchies make butterfingers taste like raw dirt

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziggKogg

Quit teasing :P

On a side note: I feel like this Crunchie (bar) discussion is taking away all of Bunny's spotlight ^__^

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IWinAgain

BUNNY! J'adore les lapins!!!! Mais, il est un chien (ou une chienne? Je ne sais pas ^.^')

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/catman990

lol

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthurva

No they are not butterfingers! In Australia they go under the name of 'Violet crumble'. It is a honeycomb crumble coated with chocolate. I agree with MikeDunne that the comparison with a butterfinger is odious!

February 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Maybe it's a cross between a Butterfinger and a ChicoStick..?

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

It's honeycomb.

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziggKogg

Maybe, but starring at this giant picture makes me want to try one

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbraxunsIllusion

This whole thing has become about the candy bar xD.

February 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/livsoccer02

I LOVE CHICO STICK!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harley.J.Quin

They are fantastic, also a staple candy bar down here in NZ

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buunny

They are harder to find in America. You can't find them in a convenience store, but a candy store will have them. They stick to your teeth like nobody's business, but they are delicious.

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/APM2014

They often sell crunchie bars here in the US at Cost Plus World Market.

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/livsoccer02

And where are those? I don't have one around here.

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Klgregonis

Try online. They actually have a bigger selection there than in the stores.

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sidmister2000

amazing with a cup of tea

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Duolingo, a crunchie, and a cup of tea. Sounds wonderful!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah_Lin

yummm

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paulscon

prefer the chocolate variation!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrben83

I was completely with pont on this one!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbraxunsIllusion

Interesting ;). I'm in the USA, and have never heard of a Crunchie, although I admit I thought it would be some kind of snack.

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

Yes, I was just thinking it didn't look at all appetising.

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cynaotic

Enjoy!!!

February 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziggKogg

Congrats!

Bizarre looking trophy though.

At least you have ferocious guard dog for it! ^__^

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VStarTraveler

I was guessing it had to do with 2001 and Wikipedia seemed to agree, but on reflection, I think they may have something even closer in that last phrase!

From Wikipedia: "The award, a plastic sculpture of a primate standing on top of a computer with a bone in his hand, is a reference to the opening scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, or possibly to a scene spoofing that movie in Zoolander."

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziggKogg

What is this a trophy for ants? It has to be at least 3 times as big.

Or something along those lines :)

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/natasaa

It looks to me like the Darth Vader of Education Startups ...hehe but in his good side of the Force.... :D anyways.. Congrats and keep up the good work!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Woof?

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidtaylor4

lama

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FKrasniqi

Well done! Bunny, the dog is so cute, awww!

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

Wonderful ... Good things come to the nice people....\

now for the next thing\

Enjoy and Smile

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jasperroest

Wow that's awesome! I hope many awards follow and Duolingo will be the free language tool that billions of people use all over the world to learn another language, and in effect learn about other cultures, and then of course there will be world peace! A man can dream, right?

Seriously, Duolingo is amazing as it is, the Crunchie confirms this. A true revolution. Keep on going! :)

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasminedesi16

Aww Bunny is soooo cute =)

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/edenludgate

Well done and this was massively deserved

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/charlotte_12

Does Crunchy throw that bone for Bunny to fetch? (would explain why Bunny is so happy)

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Congratulations to the entire Duolingo team! You are the best site for learning languages- yet, you're the best site ever! You deserve this, by the way, so does Bunny, he's sooooooo cute! (◑﹏◐)

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/parapluie.

That's such a adorable dog!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RienaW

I keep coming back to this post. Not for the award, not for the celebrating, not even for the candy bars. I come back just for Bunny. 3

I thought a guard dog was supposed to keep people AWAY, not make them come back again and again!

P.S. Congrats Duolingo! I never had any doubt you guys would get it. ;D

February 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah_Lin

cute!

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Birdexplorers

Lingot given to the cute puppy!!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbraxunsIllusion

You should have a guard owl instead ;).

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoeM.

Yay, congrats on the Crunchie, Duo!

And on a side note, can we tempt Bunny into coming to the next Duo meetup? Why? Erm... maybe Bunny can help people open up at the event? :D

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Its_Sox

Hope you keep on getting awards and giving good education (which you already are)!

February 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Margiewj

Congrats to all of you. Well done!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SalahAlhor

the dog is adorable :)

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_-C1-_

Yaaaay! Congratulations, Duolingo!

AWW Bunny is adorable XD

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/livsoccer02

I have never seen a crunchie but it looks good! also that dog is so adorbs!

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/catman990

the dog is so cute and the candy looks delish

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anhonime

vuestro perrito es muy lindo y bonito :) (your doggy is very cute and nice)

¡felicitaciones! (congratulations! )

February 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raans
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Thanks to the entire Duolingo language learning community for voting Duolingo as 'Best Education Startup' in the Crunchie Awards!

Congrats! I didn't know that this was user-voted. Kind of thought of mysterious board to vote.

February 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Music4Ever15

Great

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaleigh-Lin

What is a Crunchie Award?

February 19, 2014
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