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Love Byron Bay creperie and chocolate boutique is dedicated to sourcing, creating and sharing a quality chocolate experience from Byron Bay, Australia. We'll cultivate your understanding of cocoa, stimulate the palate with a discerning appreciation, fire the imagination with unique chocolate encounters and share the passion for this legendary food of the gods. Exceptional chocolate infused with delicious flavours, irresistible aromatic characteristics and high quality cocoa. 


Choc Recipes, Choc Facts, Choc Travels and our regular Chocoholic-not-so-Anonymous feature. All this and more in our weekly blog.

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Chocoholic not-so-anonymous #10

Alison Campbell

My name is Karen.
I am a chocoholic.


Are you inordinately fond of chocolate?  
Dangerously fond and totally addicted.

Chocolate. Incentive or reward? Or both? 
Both, but does there have to be a reason?

When did you know you were a chocoholic?
When I preferred Easter to Christmas.

White, milk or dark?
Mostly milk, sometimes a bit of dark but never white.

Describe your favourite chocolate in three words.... 
Kokopod Almond Rocher

Tell us about your most memorable chocolate experience?
As a teenager I decided to try to rid myself of my chocolate habit by eating nothing but chocolate for a week in the hope of becoming so sick of it that I wouldn’t want to eat it again.  I managed a week of chocolate exclusively but, unfortunately, only 3 weeks of abstinence after!

Where is your favourite place to indulge your choc-habit?
No particular favourite place as I always carry chocolate with me
and constantly drip feed throughout the day.

Secretly solo or shared indulgence?
I prefer solo so that I don’t have to share
– sharing with others means I have to exercise portion control.

Top choice-choc destination?
It would have to be Love Byron Bay chocolate of course!

Favourite product in the Love Byron Bay chocolate range?

Karen Edwards is a Registered Nurse at Lismore Base Hospital.
If you ever end up there be sure to slip her a choc treat. :)

Choc Boss: Brigid Woolnough, Kokopod

Alison Campbell

Specialising in hand-crafted chocolates, cakes and sweet treats, Kokopod Chocolate is fast becoming Brisbane's leading boutique chocolate brand. We chatted with Choc Boss, Brigid Woolnough. 

 What was your favorite chocolate treat as a child? 
We weren’t allowed chocolate regularly in our household.
We were lucky to have two squares on a Friday night and if we were REALLY lucky, we were allowed a whole row!
With this said, any chocolate was good enough at the time but my most favourite flavour was Black Forest. 

How did you end up becoming a chocolatier?
Whilst on maternity leave from my Primary teaching position, my keen interest paired with time enabled the inner chocolate obsession to emerge. Further training secured my passion which led to the decision to change careers. 

White, milk or dark?
Definitely Milk. 

Describe your favourite chocolate in three words….
Caramelised. Chocolate. Macadamias.
All my favourite things put together for the perfect balance of sweetness. 

Tell us about your most memorable chocolate experience?
Being invited over to Switzerland to work with some of the world’s leading chocolatier’s was pretty unforgettable (2015).
That and the chocolate fountain at my 21st birthday….hard to pick really! 

Where is your favourite place to indulge your choc-habit?
I really like to test new ideas at the factory and taste them at each step. This is far more satisfying to me than eating the end result. It’s all about the trial and process! 

Secretly solo or shared indulgence?
Absolutely shared. There is no point having something so good and not being able to talk to someone about it and share the moment of indulgence!

What's the most unusual chocolate you've ever tasted?
Once I tried chocolate coated green and pink peppercorns in Paris which was bizarre, and bacon/parmesan cheese chocolate almonds was a strange yet delicious combo. 

What is the mark of an exceptional chocolatier?
Patience. It takes a lot of energy to be content inside your own head when focusing on making chocolate. Patience always leads to a good result.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
Giving something a go is easy but sticking to something is the challenge. If you’re determined enough to master an art, go for it! Personal growth makes life interesting and chocolate is the perfect mix of creativity, science and mathematical calculations.
Plus, who doesn’t want to eat chocolate for a job right?! 

Brigid Woolnough is chief chocolatier at Kokopod Artisan Chocolate.
Kokopod's delicous range is available from our Love Byron Bay Boutique,
or from our online store...