Hi, I am Sarah Wheeler, originally from London and have lived in Byron shire since 1994. I have 3 children – 6, 11 and 13.
In 2007 I was on a paleolithic diet, eating no dairy, eggs, sugar or any grains. Just as I started this new way of eating I learned to make raw chocolate at home. It ticked all the boxes and I was able to enjoy a delicious nutritious treat every day! I had no problem sticking to the diet and felt better than ever before. Higher levels of energy, better sleep, and no migraines.
The more I made the chocolate and perfected the ingredients, the more encouragement I received from friends and family to sell it. Last september I took the plunge and set up a stall at Mullumbimby Farmers Market. Now I’m making around 2 thousand chocolates a week!
I love my work and I want to share this delicious, nutritious, healthy, ethically sourced chocolate with as many people as possible.
In coming months I will be focussing on selling our products in retail stores across Brisbane. If you have a local health food shop, independent grocer or healthy food cafe near you that you would like us to be stocked? Please tell them about us and let us know their details so we can contact them.
Puremelt Chocolate Byron Bay won the Golden Fork Award at the prestigious Sample Food Festival 2014 in Bangalow, NSW. The judging panel was made up of acclaimed chef Alex Herbert, celebrity chef Darren Simpson, and former My Kitchen Rules contestants Luke Hines and Scott Gooding. They announced Puremelt Chocolate’s $10 tasting plate as the winner in it’s catogory. The platter included a gluten-free brownie, an orange & almond chocolate and one macadamia chocolate.