We’re Rich and Hannah Hayes from Suzie June Drinking Chocolate. We live in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Eight years ago, we opened a little café with a high focus on quality food and coffee, in our home town of Montville. But we couldn’t find a hot chocolate that we were happy to serve our customers, so we decided to make our own.
Guided by the basic principle of, using high quality ingredients with minimal intervention delivered in a user-friendly way, we created our original blend of drinking chocolate.
A combination of dark Belgium chocolate, west African cocoa and Australian raw sugar. A blend that is naturally gluten and dairy free – our customers loved it!
We then started using food grade essential oils to flavour our chocolate. The essential oils allowed us to keep our hot chocolates all natural and enabled us to play with some fun and nostalgic flavour combinations.
With demand for a take home product rising and other cafés, restaurants and coffee roasters taking interested in our quality products, we made the decision to leave café life and focus on making Suzie June Drinking Chocolate more available to people who love quality.
We now send Suzie June products all over Australia!
We love what we do and love to be able to offer a moment of quiet joy to people, an opportunity to ‘warm your heart and nourish your soul’.
We believe that these moments are special and should be sort out at every opportunity.
And if these moments can be achieved through hot chocolate, chai and turmeric lattes then, why not take that moment.
Rich and Hannah