The Story of our Caramel Pecan Darl Bars

Joel and pecan farmer Greg

This is Greg. He’s been growing pecans for 20 years and he’s the man behind our Caramel Pecan Darl Bars.

I met Greg at the Murwillumbah Farmers market where he sells pecan oil. One day he asked me if I’d be interested in trying pecan flour in my Darl Bars which he explained is a by product of his oil production. Before I could answer, he scooped a spoonful of flour into a paper bag and insisted I try it.

When I got home that afternoon, I whipped up some Darl Bar batter and threw in some of Greg’s pecan flour. While they were baking, the whole house was filled with a scrumptious pecan aroma. As soon as they were ready, I scooped them out of the oven and had a taste, almost burning my mouth off in the process. But it was worth it - I couldn’t believe my tastebuds! The flavour was unlike anything I’d ever tried before – pecany, caramely, a little tangy and super nutty. So many flavours going on. Laura and I polished off a tray in about 5 minutes.

The following week, Greg sold me a batch of pecan flour, Laura did some funky graphics and I made all the Darl Bars I could. The Caramel Pecan Darl Bar was born and we think it’s our most darlicious flavour yet.

Here are some more fun facts about Greg and his pecans.

  • He grows and picks them by hand using organic farming practices
  • Not using any chemicals means that spiders often find their homes in his pecan trees, but Greg doesn’t mind. He just wears his cowboy hat while harvesting to stop the spiders falling on his head
  • When he’s not harvesting pecans, he can be found at the Murwillumbah Farmers Markets decked out in his trademark outfit of double denim, an akubra hat and cowboy boots
  • Before I came along, he was using pecan flour in his pancakes and feeding it to his birds

 The pecan season is pretty short so we probably won’t be able to secure much more of Greg’s wonderful pecan flour, so this flavour is available for a limited time only.

Shop our Caramel Pecan Darl Nut Bars here.