The history of food has flowed from culture to culture. As humans have spread around the world we have embraced the new flavours of every continent. One of the few exceptions is Australia, very few of our native flora and fauna have moved into mainstream consumption. While we have slowly embraced the kangaroo, quondongs and crocodile – it has mostly been through the development of a tourist market rather than locals trying them for themselves. The other notable exception, the macadamia nut, has gone into farming production and is now exported to the rest of the world.

In Australia we have a sad history of bringing in introduced species of animals and plants which very often create havoc with our environment and push out indigenous species from ecological niches. These introduced species tend to require more water and space to flourish, putting a further strain on our finite resources.

Many of the everyday products we use in Australia that originated in other countries have a neglected equivalent in Australian native plants. Pepperberry, Lemon Myrtle and Native Mint all have similar flavours as their namesakes and can be used in similar ways.

We here at The Bitter Bush enjoy the flavours of our beautiful country and we are committed to providing them to you in an interesting and easy to use style.

Why Should You Use Our Essences?

Each of our herbs is unique in flavour and texture with a taste ranging from being earthy to a surprisingly sharp bite. They are the flavours of Australia and should be recognised and celebrated as we do much else about this beautiful and bountiful land.

Food always tastes better with a pinch of seasoning and our easy to use products will stimulate your taste buds and your imagination. If you enjoy cooking for friends or family, trying out new recipes or just want to be your own master chef try using our innovative flavours to impress and have your family coming back for seconds.

Cocktails are becoming very complex and intricate in flavours with bars trending into developing their own bitters and essences. So why not cut down on your valuable time and costs while bringing exotic flavours to your menu with our range of completely Australian tastes. Be the first in the world to make your mark in the cocktail industry.

Beyond the range of great tastes we are happy to state that we work hard to make this product both environmentally sustainable and natural. No harsh chemicals are used in the creation of our products, only all natural ingredients which are purely Australian ‘Bush’ flavours.

Try out recipes on the Ideas page of our website – which will be updated regularly so don’t forget to check for new comments, ideas and concoctions.

‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world.’ – Mahatma Gandhi

Our Commitment to Our Customers

‘Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.’ – Henry Ford

The above quote exemplifies of company’s attitude towards customer service and has become one of our mottos. Sorsha has run a very successful retail business and Suzy has been in customer service, in one form or another, for most of her working career – as such we both know what it takes to make any business work: you! So our commitment to you is to provide you with a superb and unique product with fabulous customer service. We want you to feel as honoured as we do by your patronage.

Please give us feedback so we can continue to meet this promise to you.

‘Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.’ – Bill Gates