An Australian Success Story
Byron Bay Cookie Company started in 1990 in a small country farmhouse in the hinterland of Byron Bay. With an old family recipe in hand, partners Maggi and Gary started experimenting with local ingredients to bake gourmet cookies for local markets under the original name of ‘Pickles, Pies & Petticoats’. The result was two deliciously decadent flavour combinations that changed the cookie market forever; White Choc Chunk and Macadamia Nut and Triple Choc Fudge, which are still some of Byron Bay Cookies’ most popular flavours to this day!
Known as ‘the cookies from Byron Bay’, the young business soon renamed itself as the Byron Bay Cookie Company. It was only a matter of time before the humble cookie operation became too big for the farmhouse stove and production was moved to an industrial sized bakehouse, still in Byron Bay where it remains today.
The Byron Bay Cookie Company soon outgrew the local markets and by 1993 cookie jars filled with Byron Bay Cookies started appearing in NSW and QLD cafes, a new concept at the time. The trend quickly spread to other cafes, and Byron Bay Cookies soon became a staple on the East Coast, later expanding their reach nationwide, thanks to a network of distributors and securing the brand’s presence in David Jones in 1997 and on board Qantas in 2003.
The Byron Bay Cookie Company recently collaborated with local graffiti artist Dave Mac aka Teazer, as part of their new Art Series range which launched on board Qantas with bold packaging featuring unique illustrations from Teazer.
The Byron Bay Cookie Company online store offers free domestic shipping over $50 and ships worldwide: www.cookie.com.au
Byron Bay Cookie Company Gift Shops
Whilst its Bakehouse is not open to the public, the Byron Bay Cookie Company now has 2 store locations, making it easy to sink your teeth into their famous cookies when visiting Byron Bay. The first shop is conveniently located in the centre of town, at Shop 3, 4 Jonson Street, in the arcade located across the road from the iconic Beach Hotel.
The second gift shop is on the way into town on Ewingsdale Road, at the entrance of the Arts & Industry Estate. Recently opened and newly refurbished, the store has received rave reviews from locals and tourists alike. In addition to stocking Byron Bay Cookies’ full variety of flavour profiles, both gift shops also carry Luken & May Biscuits and Falwasser Crispbreads, both of which are also baked by the Byron Bay Cookie Company in the same Bakehouse located in the heart of the industrial estate.
Whilst the company’s café cookie range is a fan favourite – including the ever sought-after factory “seconds” – both shops also carry beautifully designed gift boxes and limited edition gift tins, making it the ultimate shopping destination for all cookie lovers.