From the press

Phil Brandel, 'Prime Minister tastes Kennedy' The Express Media, 11 September 2020

 Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the Deputy Prime Minister and federal politicians got the chance to sample some of the finest food and beverages from the Kennedy electorate when Bob Katter showcased his food bowl to the Federal Parliament.

'The best ways to holiday here this year in Queensland' Australia Traveller, 24 June 2020

‘Your bumper guide to the FNQ school holidays’Cairns Post, 19 June 2020

The school holidays are nearly here–already! Backyard Tourist has your guide to great FNQ deals while keeping the whole family entertained for memorable break post COVID-19 lockdowns.

Frank Russo & Joshua Davies, ‘Cassowary Coast has big list of things to do.’, Cairns Post, 6 June 2020

Tropical Coast Tourism and Cassowary Coast Regional Council are joining forces to usher in Queenslanders itching for a tropical getaway with the 102+ Things to Do campaign. 

Andrea Falvo, ‘Easter: Tips on how to make occasion special at home’Cairns Post, 9 April 2020

Reporter Andrea Falvo provides sweet ideas for a special family Easter at home.

‘Backyard Tourist: tourism experiences you never knew you could do in FNQ’, Cairns Post, 28 November 2019

Our guide Jacqui Greenhalgh and Mission Beach local Liza Rosetto enjoyed tasting the new range at Charley's Chocolate at Mission Beach.

Sam Jacobs, Charley’s Chocolate Factory has big plans for its award-winning Queensland produceStockhead, 25 November 2019

Charley’s is now reaching out to its sweet toothed investor base with a crowdsourced funding raise on the Birchal platform.

 ‘Charley’s Chocolate are equity crowdfunding on Birchal’, Ekko, 24 October 2019

Charley’s Chocolate is an Australian tree to bar chocolatier who grows, processes, makes and wholesales its own chocolate from north Queensland.

Three chocolate tours for the kidsNew Zealand Herald, 25 March 2018

Choose from three of the best chocolate tours to take the kids on this Easter holiday.

 Steve Madgwick, ‘The 10 secret missions of Mission Beach’, Australian Traveller, 1 January 2018

Explore Mission Beach Queensland including a trip to award winning chocolate producer Charley’s Chocolate.

NQ chocolate maker scores international award’Good Fruit and Vegetables, 18 December 2017

Mission Beach chocolate maker has shown the world how it’s done, winning a 2017 International Cocoa Award in Paris last month.

Sarah Hudson, ‘A venture choc full of confidence’The Weekly Times, 6 December 2017

There are few places in the world able to produce tree to bar chocolate, Charley’s Chocolate in Mission Beach are paving the way in Australia.

Elisabeth Champion, ‘Mission Beach pair taste sweet victory in France’, Inn Advocate, 4 November 2017

Chris and Lynn Jahnke discuss their win at an international cocoa award event in Paris and how they’ve managed to achieve national and international recognition in just five years.

‘Success is so sweet’Courier Mail, 4 November 2017

Charley’s Chocolate factory beat entrants from around the world to win an international cocoa award at an event in Paris.

Alicia Nally, ‘Tasting sweet success in Paris’Cairns Post, 3 November 2017

A Mission Beach chocolate maker is calling for financial support to help expand after winning a prestigious French culinary award.

International Cocoa Awards: Mission Beach couple's beans shortlisted for global honourABC News, 1 September 2017

A north Queensland cocoa farm has been thrust into the international spotlight after its beans were shortlisted for the prestigious International Cocoa Awards.

Lee Mylne, Road trips: 6 one day wonders’, Courier Mail. 5 May 2017

Got a day to spare? Discover local specialties and hidden gems on a mini road trip through tropical north Queensland Including Charley’s Chocolate in Mission Beach.

Fun over Fifty’, 7weekender, 25 March 2017.

Fun Over Fifty are an award-winning tour company with over 50 tours to choose from. One of the tours Jess enjoyed with the crew was a trip to Charley’s Chocolate, a one of a kind cocoa plantation near Mission Beach.

This couple started a TNQ cocoa plantation from nothing. Now they’re in the world’s eliteTropic Now, 19 January 2017

Lynn and Chris Jahnke made Charley's Chocolate an award winning producer in just two years.

Mark Lee-Falcon, ‘Travel Guide to Queensland Australia: Part 1’, Seen in the City, 26 September 2016

A guide to tropical north Queensland including a tour of Charley’s Chocolate.

‘Trophy winning chocolate rewards trellised cocoa production at Mission Beach’Growcom Fruit and Vegetable News, June 2016

Lynn and Chris Jahnke discuss how they use innovative trellises to grow their award winning chocolate in cyclone prone Mission Beach in far north Queensland.

Charlie McKillop and Mark Rigby, Far north Queensland sea-change leads to gold medal for fledgling chocolate producers, ABC Far North, 19 February 2016

With their awards in hand and plans to plant more than 8,000 new cocoa trees in the near future, the Jankes are hoping to make their mark in the Australian chocolate industry.

Jessica Nairn, ‘Chocolate farming: Couple hopes cocoa plantation will reap sweet rewards in far north Queensland’, ABC News, 21 April 2014

Owners Chris and Lynn Jahnke have planted 2,000 cocoa trees so far and plan to open a chocolate factory and run tours for tourists.