MAKING LIFE SPECIAL | A SOUTH AUSTRALIAN EASTER TRADITION
Easter is a special time of year when everyone enjoys making memories around the table. It’s also one of the busiest times of year for South Australia’s iconic Kytons Bakery. Firing up the ovens and putting smiles on people’s faces since 1938, Kytons Bakery’s delicious treats are much-loved by adults and children alike.
The excitement of biting into a delicious lamington or Easter hot cross bun is intrinsically special. The rush of sensory food memories quickly transports one back in time to those childhood moments of joy. Toast The Locals has a wonderful range of Kytons goodies available, including gift hampers, to ensure these special moments are enjoyed by you and your loved ones over Easter.
Sharon and Darren Sutton are the ‘custodians’ of Kytons Bakery, a much-loved South Australian brand with a solid history of producing quality baking products. The drive and passion behind Kytons for almost two decades, this husband-and-wife team purchased the business almost 20 years’ ago, after owning a 7-day a week bakery at Flagstaff Hill for a decade. It’s worth pointing out Sharon and Darren are only the third owners of the bakery in its 80+ year history, a testament to each owner’s dedication and love for Kytons, in wanting to ensure the right people continued the Kytons Bakery tradition.
The new owners are responsible for steering Kytons into a new and contemporary era, while still maintaining Kytons well-known fundraisers for schools and community groups. Expanding the business and introducing a larger product range has led to an increase in people who know and love their quality products. Some of their new, customer ‘favourites’ include their enormously popular Christmas puddings, as well as flavoured lamingtons — including two divine, native varieties – think lemon myrtle and coconut, or wattleseed and chocolate. Kytons Bakery never compromises on quality and always sources the finest, local ingredients for their products.
Sharon shares her favourite aspect of being a producer — “I love being part of our amazing South Australian food industry and meeting all the wonderful people involved”. Her skills and talents are also greatly appreciated by industry organisation Food SA, where Sharon is one of its founding board members.
Of course, with Easter this month it’s all about the hot cross buns at Kytons and it’s one of their busiest times of year, where all hands are on deck. Whether you prefer traditional or fruitless, vegan hot cross bun lovers will be happy to hear that Kytons recently announced their traditional and fruitless hot cross buns are now completely vegan. Their delicious, ever-popular Menz Fruchocs hot cross buns (not vegan) are also a winner and available over Easter.
Community spirit is paramount at Kytons and the owners’ philosophy for success is largely all about community. Sharon is a firm believer that, “What you put out to the world is what’s going to come back to you”, and adds, “if you give to the community they give back”. Kytons Bakery is a supporter of Kickstart, Variety, Adelaide Zoo and other small community groups, together with their time-honoured, core tradition of school and community fundraising.
Sharon and Darren have two children ages 16 and 21 who have grown up around Kytons Bakery and are both involved in helping with the business. Sharon smiles when I ask what she likes doing in her spare time and confesses that she loves spending downtime by the beach. The weekend is when she and Darren enjoy family time, often gathering around their backyard pizza oven where it’s ‘build your own’ pizzas.
To ensure you and your family can enjoy Kytons Bakery’s delicious goodies over Easter, place your order with Toast The Locals by 11 pm on Monday 11th April for local deliveries and by 11 am on Tuesday 5th April for interstate deliveries. And above all, enjoy making special memories!