The Rocky Road House was born out of a need to provide my daughter Lauren with an allergen free alternative to her favourite treat. As an allergy sufferer since the age of 6 months, Lauren developed 26 allergies over a period of 10 years with eczema on 70% of her body. With such severe allergies all meals were carefully prepared to avoid her food allergens and cross contamination risks and over time I had become the master of allergy free meals and treats for her to enjoy so she didn’t feel excluded or seen as different going through school.
The daily grind of searching supermarket shelves to find that special treat that she could enjoy failed me each time and I soon realized that the only way I could be confident in giving my daughter a Gluten, Peanut and Egg free option was to source and experiment with recipes.
So on my way I went. In December 2012, I launched ‘The Rocky Road House’ to the world. Firstly we developed our 200g bars that quickly became a hit with orders coming through from all over Australia via email and then schools contacting us to order products for their fundraising events, we then developed our 100g bars (half the size of the original that you and I can have all to ourselves… yummm!). Today we have 7 rocky road flavours in two different sizes, which means there is a flavour combination to suit the young and the young at heart.
After the success of the first product range and successfully ranging the products into retail stores throughout Australia, in 2016 I introduced the ‘Funny Bunny’ range, in 2019 I introduced our blocks of chocolate. As The Rocky Road House went from strength to strength and requests for allergen friendly lollies I launched our rock candy lolly range in 2020, available in 14 flavours…… who knew there were as many lolly lovers as chocolate lovers.
The Rocky Road House kitchen is constantly abuzz with developing new products so we can continue to offer our customers the best allergen friendly sweet treats that taste delicious and satisfy their sweet tooth.
So I invite you to come on over to our house and grab your new favourite sweet treat that is ‘built with delicious chunks of love’.