Meet the family

 Hi, I’m Molly – mum to two daughters, a dog, and the wife of a fireman (lucky me!). I’m a self-certified candy addict, lover of a good laugh, and the proud founder of Sweet Disorder.

Back in 2018, after over 20 years in corporate retail, I felt like my spark had fizzled out. Maybe it was a mid-life crisis, maybe in hindsight it was a "sweet" awakening, all I knew was that I needed a change. I had no clue what I wanted to do next, but I knew if I didn’t leap now, I’d never do it.

So, with the support of my husband, I took the leap. I bid farewell to the rush hour traffic, endless meetings, and the comforting regular paycheck (terrifying, I know!), and said hello to my new dream – whatever that was going to be. With a three-month notice period, I had time to figure out my next adventure and start earning some money.

I appointed myself Chief Dream Officer and filled a notebook with what I loved, what I hated, and what I envisioned for my future. Candy and laughter topped the list, of course! I also wanted more control over my life, more time with my family, and the flexibility to visit my elderly parents in the UK as required.

Chatting with friends and family, we all agreed life was too serious and stressful – we needed more fun. Embracing the saying “Laughter is the best medicine,” I donned a fancy dress doctor’s lab coat (it always makes me feel smarter) and created the Sweet Disorder range of remedies.

Now, Sweet Disorder is stocked in shops throughout New Zealand and Australia, spreading joy and laughter to thousands. I’m still working on getting back to the UK to see my parents, but it’s in the pipeline!

In 2023, we opened our own retail store in Silverdale, which not only stocks our entire range of remedies but also stocks products from several other small NZ brands making it a one stop shop for gifts. If you’re ever in the area and fancy a sweet treat (we always have samples), pop in and check us out!