Made With Raw Love’s vision comes from a passion for health and mother nature. It's no coincidence that much of the inspiration and initial ideas came to Tahlia and Scott when immersed in nature whilst completing a fast to work on their health. All their flavours have been created from tonic herbs, medicinal mushrooms and superfoods that they love to use at home. It has been a very personal journey of healing for them both. We chatted with chief chocolatier and Choc Boss, Tahlia Mynott.
What was your favourite chocolate treat as a child?
Funnily enough we never really had chocolate growing up. There wasn't the same amazing selection of healthy
alternatives then that there is now and therefore my parents used to buy us carob.
How did you end up becoming a chocolatier?
It definitely wasn't planned. My partner (in life and business) Scott made raw, healthy chocolate on one of our first dates.
I was amazed at his creation of pairing such healing ingredients and from there we both started experimenting in the kitchen with various superfoods and tonics and shared/tested these creations with friends. It all grew quite organically.
White, milk or dark?
Describe your favourite chocolate in three words....
Healthy, smooth and rich
Tell us about your most memorable chocolate experience?
It would have to be the night that Scott made raw chocolate for us while at the movies. I am pretty sure I ate half a lunch box full of his amazing creation (definitely wasn't holding back). It was the first time I had experienced chocolate of this type and it blew my mind. He had infused the chocolate with frankincense (an ingredient we now use), sweetened with honey and added pecans for texture. Mmmmm, the first experience is always the best I think haha.
Where is your favourite place to indulge your choc-habit?
Definitely on our balcony that overlooks the amazing rainforest of Mount Warning.
Secretly solo or shared indulgence?
100% shared. Sharing is one of the best parts of what we do.
What's the most unusual chocolate you've ever tasted?
Recently we had a beautiful friend of ours send us some chocolate from the U.S from a company called Addictive Wellness. We absolutely love what they do, their flavours are really unique (they're a similar concept to ours).
What is the mark of an exceptional chocolatier?
Chocolate is very temperamental and challenging. I think everyone in this field is an exceptional chocolatier,
but hand made really stands out for me.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
Take chances, be brave, be confident and follow your dreams.
Tahlia Mynott. is chief chocolatier at Made With Raw Love.
Made With Raw Love's delicous range is available from our Love Byron Bay Boutique,
or from our online store... love-byronbay.com/chocstore.