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December 5, 2021

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Time to ride the election cycle

Bicycle advocacy is vanishingly rare in our community. Amid all the noise about net zero, my search for bicycle advocate candidates to vote for on Saturday only turned up vague references to ‘reducing our reliance on cars’ and ‘increasing public transport connectivity’. The closest thing to policy was: ‘It’s time to create bike paths all over the Shire.’ 

Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

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After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now open to the public. The industrial-style factory designed by the owner offers a unique experience. It is fast becoming a favourite spot for locals and visitors to the region.

Watch the chocolatier in action from the viewing window, while choosing from the range of artisan chocolates, and enjoy a hot chocolate, coffee, chai, iced drink, or their local and in-house baked goods in the sunshine-soaked outdoor seating area.

Byron Bay Cacao offers gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, egg-free, refined sugar-free cakes and chocolate products to cater to the masses. The gourmet chocolates are handcrafted, implementing three fundamental values: sourcing only the finest local and imported ingredients, applying skillful and accurate preparation, and achieving excellence in artistic presentation. Byron Bay Cacao’s artisan chocolates are unique and luxurious, from the crisp chocolate shell to the rich, soft ganache centre. It is chocolate pleasure in its purest form.

All products are made on-site by the chocolatier, Richard Tuohy, who says, ‘I have travelled a large part of the globe exploring each country for its unique cuisine and culture. This inspired my journey to translate these enriching experiences into food, which led to my love for creating chocolate.’

Richard is a devoted craftsman who prides himself on producing the finest chocolates, confections and wedding cakes for clients worldwide. He has trained with some of the best chocolatiers and pastry chefs globally. His passion for his craft manifests in both the taste and appearance of his stunning creations.

An exciting new bon-bon menu will be launched in the factory on 30 October. The new range will showcase Australian ingredients and collaborations with local suppliers, with a new product launch to follow each season. Byron Bay Cacao also has you covered for Halloween, Christmas, Easter and those special occasions that sneak up suddenly. Stuck on gift ideas? Gift vouchers are available for purchase and can be used on any of the in-store products.

The team is delighted with the support from locals since launching the new retail space, even during the challenging pandemic times. The business continues to serve up coffee and tasty treats during lockdowns, with the full range of chocolates and a hot and cold drink menu available – pop in and grab a Toby’s Estate coffee and sample their delectable range of chocolates!


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