My name is Heidi.
I am a chocoholic.
Are you inordinately fond of chocolate?
Chocolate. Incentive or reward? Or both?
When did you know you were a chocoholic?
I''m not sure when i knew, but I have never really known a time in my life without chocolate very close by.
White, milk or dark?
Dark, for sure. It's somehow more mysterious and indulgent.
Describe your favourite chocolate in three words...
Smooth, rich and exotic.
Tell us about your most memorable chocolate experience?
I have quite a few brilliant chocolate memories! My earliest would have to be visiting my grandmother in Norway. Every evening she would make my brothers and I hot chocolate on the stove with milk and real chocolate. Perfect after a day in the snow.
My other favourite chocolate adventure was when I had a sleepover with my most treasured best friend, aged 12 or so, we melted a whole block of milk chocolate on the old heater and rubbed it all over each others faces thinking chocolate is sooooo good it will be a great face pack. To this day I think of Kylie everytime I melt chocolate. Lol.
Where is your favourite place to indulge your choc-habit?
I have no favourite place to nibble chocolate.
Secretly solo or shared indulgence?
Both, but I must admit I have secret stashes of chocolate hidden just for me.
Top choice-choc destination?
Anywhere in the snow, with a warm fire and perfect company.
Favourite product in the Love Byron Bay chocolate range?
I recently purchased the 'Seed and Bean' Lemon and Cardamom..... extremely delicious.
Generally I love dark with ginger and have been making my own hot chocolate with the gorgeous Mexican Taza chocolate wheels.
The very best thing about eating chocolate is that it miraculously transports you back to cherised moments in your life.
Heidi Crutch is an ex-chef from Sydney.
She moved to the Northern Rivers 15 yrs ago,
and happily focuses her time now on her four lovely children.