Life is Better with a Box of Davies Chocolates

Updated: Jan 18

When Sidney Davies started its chocolate business some 90 years ago, he didn’t know how far it would go. From his kitchen benchtop to the Government House, life was indeed a box of chocolates. Now Davies Chocolates is owned by the Kowald Family.


¨Eat chocolate, enjoyably!¨ - Noel Kowald, Australian chocolatier

Noel Kowald of Davies Chocolates knows what he is talking about. And we are glad his fondness for and dedication to making the finest chocolate continues to make Davies Chocolates so beloved today.


At Davies Chocolates, the word 'guilt' is not associated with chocolate. Rather, it is something to be savoured, appreciated and shared.




A genuine Aussie business success story


Davies Chocolates is a genuine Aussie business success story.


It has a rich, nearly 90-year history of making these beautiful treats. The delicious story started in 1932, the same year that the Sydney Harbour Bridge was completed.


Sidney Davies


Sidney Davies began making chocolates from his home kitchen in Sydney. He was spurred by a passionate belief in crafting chocolate by hand, every step of the way. He created the most scrumptious, delightful assortment of fondants, hard centres, jellies and ginger, all generously coated with a layer of smooth, rich, creamy chocolate.


From his humble home kitchen, Sidney expanded his business with the help of his son-in-law, John Williams. They had tremendous success and soon found themselves supplying these delectable chocolate treats everywhere - to golf and bowling clubs, leagues, RSL and country clubs in NSW. And their delicious treats even made an impression on the Governor at Government House - quite an achievement for a humble piece of chocolate!


Over time, Davies Chocolates became known for their fine quality, handmade chocolate using unique recipes and the best quality ingredients.




Margaret Kimber


In the mid 1980s, Margaret Kimber took over the business. Her contribution was bringing in new and innovative packaging designs. Davies Chocolates became the first to offer picture boxes featuring Australian images to promote their chocolates. Under Margaret's leadership, the business continued to grow and in the early 1990s, she moved the factory to its present location in Kingsgrove, NSW, where Davies Chocolates are still made today using traditional handcrafted chocolate techniques.


Noel and Jeanette Kowald


Throughout its history, Davies Chocolate has had the fortune to have been steered by good leadership. It continues to uphold the finest quality and standard while innovating and growing with the times.


Today, Davies Chocolates is owned by the Kowald