Seatonfire is the brain child of mother and son team Lynne Seaton-Anderson and Jason O’Connor. It's a small but innovative company based on a family farm in South East Queensland where they grow and hand pick chemical free premium chilli's for their chocolate range. We chatted to chief chocolatier and Choc Boss, Lynne Seaton-Anderson.
What was your favorite chocolate treat as a child?
A three penny bar of Cadbury's milk chocolate.
How did you end up becoming a chocolatier?
To start with it was an idea. I grew chilli and experimented and my chilli chocolate came to fruition.
I knew what I wanted to come to fruition, and just did it.
White, milk or dark?
Milk. Dark chocolate was always for adults.
Describe your favourite chocolate in three words....
Seatonfire Chilli Chocolate! Celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year.
Tell us about your most memorable chocolate experience?
Travelling through France and Belgium visiting every chocolate shop with my son Jason.
We lost weight!
Where is your favourite place to indulge your choc-habit?
Sitting on my front verandah with friends and family with a nice glass of red.
Secretly solo or shared indulgence?
Definitely shared. I love peoples reaction especially when they are trying a new chilli flavour.
What's the most unusual chocolate you've ever tasted?
Coated crickets. Made for me for the Murphy's Creek Chilli Festival,
and available at the next Chinderah Chilli Festival.
What is the mark of an exceptional chocolatier?
Consistency and quality. Standards are imperative. And a passion for chocolate.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
If you're enthusiastic and want to make something unique just do it - I did!
Lynne Seaton-Anderson is chief chocolatier at Seatonfire Chilli Chocolate.
Seatonfire's delicous range is available from our Love Byron Bay Boutique,
or from our online store... love-byronbay.com/chocstore.