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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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Choc Facts: 10 More Delicious Facts About Chocolate That You Probably Didn't Know

Alison Campbell

Ten more delicious facts about chocolate that you probably didn't know. Perfect dinner party fodder. 

11. The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie, Ruth Wakefield, sold her cookie recipe to Nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.

12. Ben & Jerry’s made the first cookie dough ice cream after receiving an anonymous suggestion on their flavor suggestion board in its Burlington, Vermont, shop.

13. There is a rare fourth kind of chocolate in addition to the classic milk, dark, and white varieties: blond chocolate.

14. The film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was financed by Quaker Oats to promote its new Wonka Bar candy. This is also why the film is called “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” instead of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” like the book it’s based on.

15. The first chocolate bar was invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry.

16. The chocolate industry is worth approximately $110 billion per year.

17. Milky Way candy bars are not named after the galaxy. The name came from the malted milkshakes whose flavor they originally intended to mimic.

18. In 1947 hundreds of Canadian kids went on strike and boycotted chocolate after the price of a chocolate bar jumped from 5 to 8 cents.

19. The largest chocolate bar ever weighed just over 12,770 pounds.

20. The most valuable chocolate bar in the world is a 100-year-old Cadbury’s chocolate bar that was brought along on Captain Robert Scott’s first Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic. It sold for $687 at auction in 2001.

Watch this space for more delicious facts next month. :)


Chocoholic not-so-anonymous #7

Alison Campbell

My name is Ed. 
I am a chocoholic.

Are you inordinately fond of chocolate?

Chocolate. Incentive or reward? Or both?

When did you know you were a chocoholic?
From a very early age.

White, milk or dark?
Dark, but milk has its place.

Describe your favourite chocolate in three words...
Mouth, feel, earthy.

Tell us about your most memorable chocolate experience?
I used to help my father in the garden and with the pocket money he gave me
my first purchase was a block of Nestle's milk chocolate in a red wrapper.
Also my dad would always bring home a block of Cadbury's dairy milk
on a Friday evening, for the kids to share.

Where is your favourite place to indulge your choc-habit?
At home, with my very chocoholic girlfriend.

Secretly solo or shared indulgence?
Shared, anytime.

Top choice-choc destination?
Love Byron Bay Creperie and Chocolate Boutique in central Byron Bay .

Favourite product in the Love Byron Bay chocolate range?
Dark chocolate love hearts filled with runny caramel, dark ginger chocolate, and dark licorice chocolate. 

In 2012 local business owner Ed Ahern joined forces with Alison
to develop a concept chocolate shop based in central Byron Bay.
The result was Love Byron Bay Crêperie and Chocolate Boutique.

Choc Fact: The chocolate chip cookie was an accident

Alison Campbell

Ruth Graves Wakefield invented the Toll House brand of chocolate chip cookies in 1930.

Ruth graduated from the Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts, in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA in 1924. She worked as a dietitian and lectured on food until 1930 when she and her husband bought a tourist lodge in Whitman, Massachusetts. The tourist lodge was named the Toll House Inn.

Ruth cooked and served all the food for the meals served to the guests at the Inn and gained local notoriety for her desserts. One day while making cookies, she realized she was out of an ingredient for the recipe she was using. She had run out of baker's chocolate, so she substituted it with a semi-sweet chocolate bar from Nestle. However, unlike the baker's chocolate, the chopped up chocolate bar did not melt and mix into the batter like Ruth thought it would. The small pieces of chocolate only softened. The chocolate chip cookie was born.

It turned out that the chocolate bar Ruth used in her cookie mix had been a gift from Andrew Nestle of the Nestle Chocolate Company. As the Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe became popular, sales of Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate bar increased so Ruth sold the chocolate chip cookie recipe to Andrew Nestle, who then provided her with a lifetime supply of Nestle chocolate.

Nestle printed the Toll House Cookie recipe on every bag of Nestle chocolate chips sold in North America. Ruth died in 1977, and the Toll House Inn burned down New Year's Eve of 1984. Although there are many manufacturers of chocolate chips today, the agreement to publish the recipe of Ruth Graves Wakefield on the back of each Nestle Toll House chocolate bar package is still honoured to this day.

Source: All About Chocolate Chip Cookies