Proudly Still in Australian Hands
Darrell Lea has been making Australia's finest chocolates, freshest liquorice and most delectable confectionery since 1927.
Our most famous invention is soft-eating liquorice that we invented in a small factory under the iconic arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
We're immensely proud that we're still 100% Australian-owned and 100% Australian-loved. Loved by Aussie Mums and Dads and Nanas and Grandpas and lots of little kids all across the country.
Australia's sweetest outlaw
Darrell Lea's great grandfather's, uncle's, sister's former blacksmith was a rather sub-par bushranger who was hopeless at maths.
One particular day, after (once again) miscounting his bullets, he fashioned his own from the Liquorice he used to feed his horse, Tall Steve. Hence his nickname 'The Delicious Bandit'. As to why covered them in chocolate first, we're not too (but well done all the same, goods sir).