Delicious chocolates, marshmallows, nougat and other goodies were colourfully and generously presented in Darrell Lea Chocolates. Fitting with the family motto, ‘Stack ‘em high, watch ‘em fly’, in 1935, Australia’s Darrell Lea was a sensation. Rocky Road is the strange but true story of this fractured chocoholic family and the creative woman who dominated it. Folded behind the delectable sweetness of the candy business lay a series of bitter sacrifices the family made to succeed as a chocolate empire.
By Robert Wainwright