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Kytons Bakery launches NEW La Waffle at Royal Adelaide Show

Posted by: Sharon on September 8, 2016 in:

Best known for its very Australian lamingtons, Kytons Bakery has branched out, baking a product that originates from the other side of the world – Belgian Waffles. “Kytons bought the La Waffle business just over 12 months ago, but at the time the business 

was just servicing the café side of the market with boxes of 30 waffles. We’ve spent the last 12 months perfecting our waffle-making skills and developing a 4-pack that we are delighted to be launching at this year’s Royal Adelaide Show” said Kytons owner Sharon Sutton.

La Waffles differ from many of the waffles currently found in the market as they are made from a traditional Belgian recipe using pearl sugar – little nuggets of sugar that are mixed into the dough that when baked caramelise to add a golden, crunchy texture to the outside of the waffle and a fabulous aroma to your kitchen “La Waffles are decadent and delicious” describes Sharon, “perfect for a special breakfast or dessert so great for Fathers’ Day”

La Waffles are prebaked, so they are easily reheated in a domestic toaster in just a few minutes and even though La Waffle are sweet, they can be used with either sweet or savoury toppings “everything from salty bacon to fresh berries go with waffles. We think they taste even better when served with other SA products– Beerenberg Chocolate Sauce, Golden North Icecream or La Casa Vanilla Bean Double Cream are some of the products we’ve tried with the La Waffles.”

Kytons has chosen the Royal Adelaide Show to launch this new product “this is actually our 10th year having a stand in the Taste SA tent and it offers us a fantastic opportunity to introduce thousands of show visitors to La Waffle and to demonstrate how to use the product in their own kitchens.

We’ll have tastings of La Waffle as well as displays of some of the serving suggestions we have tried”. Show goers will also be able to purchase La Waffle, lamingtons and Kytons Christmas Pudding, which has won first prize at the Royal Show the last two years, from the Kytons show stand.

La Waffle will also launch into selected Foodland stores this week and will be available from Kytons retail outlet at Edwardstown as well as many of the other Kytons stockists

What makes Kytons Hot Cross Buns amongst the best in Australia?

Posted by: Sharon on February 25, 2016 in: Fundraising, Awards & Accolades

Yes we at Kytons talk claim our hot cross buns are amongst the best hot cross buns in Australia (they have been awarded both first and second prize at the National Hot Cross Bun Competition over the years), but what are the nuts and bolts of why Kytons buns are superior to many other brands?

Quality of the dried fruit
Dried fruit, such as sultanas and currants are graded, dependent on their moistness and size. Many hot cross buns are made with manufacturing grade fruit and can sometimes be little nuggets of fruit, but here at Kytons we use only 4&5 crown dried fruit. In fact we are so serious about sourcing the best fruit possible for our hot cross buns, that we buy our dried fruit direct from a grower.

 

Paul & Marie Gibson (right) have been producing dried fruit on their property for over 20 years and for Kytons for nearly 10 years.

Flour from Laucke Mills – another great SA family owned business
Laucke flour and bread mixes have long been synonymous with great flour quality, whether used by the home cook in their bread machines or by big bakeries to produce fantastic bread and hot cross buns. Darren and Sharon, the owners of Kytons have had an ongoing relationship with the Laucke brand and the South Australian Laucke family for over 20 years and Kytons hot cross buns are made exclusively with Laucke flour and it arrives literally by the truckload at this time of the year.

Menz FruChocs
We couldn’t make our Kytons Menz Fruchocs Hot Cross Buns without yet another family owned SA business whose history stretches back even further than Kytons Bakery’s! Five years ago, our two companies came together to develop a FruChocs Hot Cross Bun as part of a radio stunt and they were so popular they literally stopped traffic. Menz’s iconic FruChocs make a great addition to Kytons delicious hot cross buns.

 
Kytons Buns are shipped fresh
While many hot cross buns are made ahead of time and frozen, Kytons hot cross buns are all baked fresh – our tired looking bakers are testament to that. Our team of experienced bakers, bake through the night so you can have fresh, delicious hot cross buns delivered to your nearest stockist. Staff numbers more than triple during the Easter period and we keep the staff “nourished” with an Endless Tub of Chocolates, that magically refills each night (one of my favourite jobs at Easter – being the Chocolate Fairy!)

 

 

 

Kytons - The Best of SA - with radio station 5aa

Posted by: Sharon on July 1, 2015 in: Awards & Accolades

The fortnight started with me being interviewed by Will Goodings. A longer interview like that is a great opportunity to go beyond the grab lines about the business and talk about the history, what makes us tick and a few funny stories along the way. Feedback I have had since the interview was that I got rather passionate about not only Kytons but the South Australian food industry in general!

Over a two week period, 11 other SA companies were also featured in the project and each company not only had an afternoon interview, but also gave away lots of lovely goodies to lots of 5aa listeners.

As well as the give-aways, the listeners also received tickets to the grand finale of the Best of SA project - a fabulous dinner last Friday night at Adelaide Oval. Overlooking our magnificent new oval, over 250 listeners, guests from the featured businesses and 5aa personalities, as well as Larry the Lamington, enjoyed a delicious dinner (featuring Kytons lamingtons and Haighs Truffles on the dessert platter), checked out displays by each of the companies and went home with a smile on their faces and even more goodies packed into s Best Of SA goodie bag.

There is a lot of doom and gloom talk around SA at the moment, but we can all be a part of turning our state around in the right direction - if we all support our local shops and try to point your purchases towards the family owned, SA operated businesses, big and small (take the time to find out who they are) we can all be a part of the solution, helping provide jobs and pride for our fantastic state.

By the way the other 11 SA businesses were : Austral Meats, Websters Lawyers, Adelaide Central Market, Shoe Shed, Haighs Chocolates, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Health Partners,  West End Brewery, Bellita Potatoes, Care Alert.

Christmas in July - Kytons is getting in the ‘festive’ spirit

Posted by: Sharon on June 16, 2015 in:

Christmas in July is celebrated in many countries in the Southern Hemisphere - particulary those where December 25th falls in the hottest part of the year. While many of us still serve hot roasts and delicious hot puddings for our real  Christmas celebration, it kind of makes sense to enjoy these winter warming foods in the middle of Winter, surrounded by friends, warm fireplaces and in some places even snow. Last year my family was fortunate enough to celebrate Christmas in July in the pub at Sovereign Hill. While it was absolutely freezing, the snow was provided by giant bubble machines amongst the beautifully lit up historic buildings down the main street of this great tourist attraction in Ballarat, Victoria.

Kytons has joined the Christmas in July fun, making a special batch of our award winning pudding just for your Christmas in July celebrations. Kytons Bakery Christmas Puddings have won numerous awards, including 1st Prize at the Royal Adelaide Show last year and 3rd prize (twice) at the National Dried Fruit Bake Off. Our puddings are rich, moist and full of top grade Australian dried fruit (much of it bought straight from the grower). Available in 700g (8-10 serves) or single serve sizes they are available directly from 15 Lindsay Ave Edwardstown (Monday-Friday) or for $10 we can send them out to anywhere in the Adelaide metropolitan area - call Kytons on 8177 0156.

So celebrate Christmas in July with a South Australian Kytons Bakery Christmas Pudding - it will help make your Christmas in July celebrations a huge success.

 

Coffee Lamingtons - the journey from concept to launch

Posted by: Sharon on January 26, 2015 in:

Just in time for Australia Day 2015, the choc-coffee lamington joins traditional, choc-raspberry and choc-orange as Kytons fourth lamington variety, but it has been an interesting journey from concept to product launch.....


In 2013, as part of our 75th Anniversary celebrations, the Kytons team came up with the idea of offering Royal Show visitors the opportunity to vote for a new Kytons lamington flavour. Kytons' bakers developed three possibilities - double choc, choc-orange and choc-coffee and over 3000 people embraced the opportunity, tried the three flavours and voted for their favourite. Orange was the winner, but only just - coffee came a very close second (less than 100 votes behind). Orange lamingtons were launched throughout South Australia in time for Australia Day 2014 and a smaller run of coffee lamingtons was made - available exclusively from Kytons store in Edwardstown.


Over the next few months, the coffee lamingtons generated quite a following as customers came from far and wide to buy them and to ask us to widen their availability, so we took FOUR flavours of lamingtons to the Royal Show in 2014 to really test the market. Four fridges of different flavoured lamingtons looked fantastic at the Royal Adelaide Show (left) and the coffee lamingtons were a massive hit - selling out on several days. So the decision was made for us really - Adelaide wanted the coffee lamington so we've delivered - we hope you love it.


 

Five Weeks today until Kytons starts baking its multi-award winning Hot Cross Buns - Yum!

Posted by: Sharon on January 13, 2015 in: Fundraising, New Features & Updates

Yes - Tuesday 17th February is the first day for 2015 that you will find Kytons hot cross buns at our Edwardstown shop as well as in 150+ stockists across South Australia.

While supermarket shelves have been stocked with hot cross buns since a day or two after Christmas, here at Kytons we are a bit traditional, prefering to wait until a little closer to Easter to start baking our delicious hot cross buns. In fact a couple of years ago we came up with the idea to start them on Shrove Tuesday each year, giving everyone a definite date to look forward to. This year Shrove Tuesday falls on 17th February (Good Friday is 3rd April this year) - five weeks today.

As we have for the last couple of years Kytons will bake three varieties of Hot Cross Bun - traditional fruit buns that have been awarded first prize at the National Hot Cross Bun Competition, fruitless (not available until 17th March) and the very popular and funky Kytons Menz Fruchocs Hot Cross Buns (winner of Best New Product at SA Food Awards in 2013).

So while you may be salivating reading this (I know I'm hanging out for that first waft of hot cross bun spice to drift across my desk), you shall have to wait another 35 days... but you know what they say about the good things that come to those who wait....

Looking for South Australian Corporate or Client Gift ideas - Kytons Bakery can help

Posted by: Sharon on December 2, 2014 in:

Finding quality Australian made gifts for clients and staff can be challenging at this time of year, but Kytons has a wonderful range of Christmas goodies that we can package together to create beautiful corporate gifts for delivery anywhere in Australia. Whether you need 20 or 500 gifts Kytons can cater to any number and any budget. The gift packs pictured right feature a delicious gourmet fruit cake plus a decadent apricot macadamia slice in Kytons gourmet packaging. Classy and practical.

Some of the other great ideas we have created in the past couple of years have been buckets of cookies or slabs of christmas cake for gifts that can be shared amongst several people in an office, calico wrapped puddings and whole hampers of Christmas goodies.

Kytons Christmas range is extensive and includes our Christmas Pudding, which won First Prize at the Adelaide Royal Show this year (available in various sizes), the gourmet fruit cake, mince pies, three flavours of nut slice, four flavours of cookies in boxes or buckets of cookies (pictured the left teamed with a gourmet fruit cake as a shared office gift). More detail about our products can be found throughout our website.

Kytons has been baking in South Australia for 76 years and is a family owned business - so by choosing Kytons for your client, staff or corporate gifts this Christmas, not only will you be  giving quality, delicious and practical gifts, but you'll be supporting local jobs - something we and our staff very much appreciate.