Our Chocolate

We are on a mission to spread joy in the form of luxury chocolate treats. Our Cheeky Cacao Artisan Chocolates are deliciously free from guilt. Our products:

are gluten, dairy and soy free by ingredient; contain only natural, unprocessed sweeteners (no refined sugars);
have zero additives or preservatives;
contain high quality, fair trade and where possible, organic ingredients;
are palm oil free; and
are paleo and vegan friendly.

It's chocolate, just a little bit cheeky. We are passionate about creating chocolates that are healthier for you, without sacrificing on taste. It's chocolate, just a little bit cheeky and we want to spread our cheeky chocolate love across Australia. We invite you to come get cheeky with us!

Melted chocolate on a marble slab

The chocolate we source and use is an organic, fair trade dark chocolate (min. 70% cocoa solids), sweetened with rapadura (evaporated whole cane) sugar. We carefully select our ingredients for quality and where possible we choose organic. All of our fillings are hand made by us. We mould and fill all of our products by hand in small batches. As a result, each product may vary slightly.

Allergens: Our products are made in a council registered, dedicated gluten free kitchen. Whilst we don't use any dairy, the chocolate we use is manufactured in a facility that also produces a milk chocolate, and as a result may contain traces of dairy. Contains tree nuts. Tree nuts may still be present in fillings without tree nuts listed.

Our Philosophy

We believe in reducing our exposure to toxins, living in the present and moving our bodies to keep them healthy.

Our food philosophy is all about knowing where your food comes from and eating real, whole foods that are free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar.

We don’t buy into strict diets or prescriptive regimens. We laugh at perfection. In the Cheeky world, healthy means making mindful, informed decisions that work for you – whether that’s choosing a moisturiser that’s kind to your skin or eating wholesome food that makes you feel alive.

The Cheeky Project is where healthy means more. To find out more about our food and lifestyle philosophies, see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Our Founder

Hi! I’m Lee Ann, the founder of The Cheeky Project. I’m passionate about the way making mindful, informed choices can transform our health and happiness. But I wasn’t always like this.

I spent most of my twenties on autopilot. I went to uni, got married, and scaled the corporate ladder, working as a high-powered executive for the state government. Whilst on the outside I seemed to have it all together, inside, I was suffering.

Fast, processed and artificial foods were diet staples. When I had health issues, they were treated with quick-fix solutions and Western medicine that never looked at the whole picture.

In 2012, I had my first wake-up call. I left my unhappy marriage and took the first steps down my path to wellness, ditching gluten, dairy and refined sugars. While I felt a surge of energy and saw my digestive issues clear up, I mistook my newfound vitality as a cue to throw myself into work – and before long, stress took its toll.

By 2015, I was officially burned out. I relinquished my executive role to focus on my health, and was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. One year later, an opportunity arose to take a redundancy – and while I was terrified, I knew I had to take it.

In jumping off the hamster wheel, I entered a much-needed period of rest and healing.

I connected with my love of chocolate and sharing what I learn about healthier eating and living a more aligned lifestyle.

Today, I run The Cheeky Project full-time. Currently offering a cheeky range of artisan chocolates. I can’t wait to grow the project further, bringing you a whole suite of products and services that will empower you to live your healthiest life – and make you feel amazing.

I’m continually discovering new recipes, products and lifestyle tweaks that improve the way I live – and carry me to the next phase of my wellness journey. I invite you to come with me.

Cheekily yours,

Lee Ann x