Darrell Lea

Hawks Nest Newsagency also stock the quality range of Darrell Lea chocolates and sugar products.

The Darrell Lea Story

Delighting Australians since 1927… From humble beginnings selling Bulgarian Rock® from a pushcart, and later to a small factory under the first arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darrell Lea, named after the original Lea family’s youngest son, has spent decades creating the finest chocolates and yummiest confectionery.

Still a 100% family owned company, our master confectioners pride themselves on making fresh quality treats, including Soft Eating Liquorice and Rocklea Road®, just two of the unique products we have perfected since first introducing them to our shops in the 1950’s. It’s this commitment to our products that ensures Darrell Lea is still one of the original Aussie brands, determined to be a name you can trust and enjoy for years to come.

Company Profile

Darrell Lea was established in 1927 and is privately owned by the Lea family. The company has grown over the years to become

Australia’s largest privately owned confectionery manufacturer and retailer, employing over 1000 people.

Darrell Lea products can be found in over 1000 licensed outlets across Australia, typically Pharmacies, Newsagents, Gift Shops etc.

The popularity of Darrell Lea’s soft eating liquorice has spread beyond Australia to the USA, UK, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand. The demand for our liquorice internationally is proof that we are able to compete with the best in the world. The Ricci Remond Company was acquired in 1965. It is Australia’s leading brand of liquorice in the Grocery channel.

Our Darrell Lea range comprises over 350 regular items, covering a wide range of confectionary types and an additional 150 seasonal lines (Easter, Christmas etc). The Ricci range comprises a further 100 items. The majority of products are made in our manufacturing facility in Kogarah in southern Sydney. A small percentage of products are sourced from other manufacturers, so that we can have a complete range for our consumers and shoppers.

The product range at the Hawks Nest Newsagency consists of family favourites like Rocklea Road, Original soft eating liquorice, Liquorice Twists, Milk and Dark Chocolate Ginger, a range of box chocolate in both Milk and Dark Chocolate with both hard and soft centres.

Bo-Peep bottles, Chocolate Bullets, Peanut Brittle, Chocolate Sultana’s, Choc Orange Balls, Chocolate Scorched Almonds, Chocolate bars and lots more.

There is a product for all occasions and remember Darrell Lea have a great Easter, Christmas and Valentine range.

When its time for Mothers and Fathers day we have the fantastic bag offer which will please both Mum and Dad on their special day.

If you can’t find what you are looking for ask our helpful staff for assistance.

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