Ireland

Here are all the posts on Chocablog tagged with the term Ireland.

Danucci Dark Chocolate Selection

Danucci is a company based in Co. Louth, Ireland who have a chocolatier by the name of Michelle Lowth. This little box contains five pieces – a Sea Salted Caramel (the shiny silver one), a Rustic Praline (the ridged one), Raspberry …

Butlers Honeycomb Crisp Milk Chocolate

Irish milk chocolate with honeycomb pieces.

Butlers Irish Cream Truffle

I picked this up in Ireland last week, mainly for the novelty value but also because it seemed like the most Irish chocolate I could find. Obviously ‘Irish Cream’ is a version of that very popular alcoholic beverage Bailey’s, and …

Butlers Mixed Berry White Chocolate

White chocolate with freeze dried fruit pieces.

Butlers Butterscotch Milk Chocolate

32% milk chocolate with butterscotch pieces.

Butlers Organic 70% Dark with Ginger Pieces

My sister-in-law recently made a quick trip to Ireland (as you do), and clearly knows me too well. The chocolate ginger reputation is well and truly preceding me. In her travels she discovered Butlers of Dublin who claim to be “Purveyors …

Guinness Milk Chocolate Truffle

So, we’re back with another 45g bar of chocolate flavoured with Guinness. This time it’s a milk chocolate with a “truffle” filling. The format of the bar is exactly the same as the dark chocolate caramel version, and it contains …

Guinness Dark Chocolate Caramel

I don’t much care for Guinness. So it’s probably lucky that this little bar contains just 0.2% of the stuff. The other 99.8% it seems, is pure marketing. Simon has reviewed a couple of Guinness chocolate products in the past, …

Blakes Organic Dark Truffle With Cocoa Nibs

Here we have another Fairtrade bar, and this one also happens to be organic as well. I picked this up in a health food shop in London – one which incidentally stocked a fair few of Emma Jackman’s Chocster-winning Conscious …

Lir Hand Finished Luxury Chocolates

Christmas – a time for giving. Then, when the giving is over, it’s a time for retailers to offload all their unsold stock. Yes, even chocolate gets the sales treatment. What we have here are seven different chocolates – two white, …

Cocoa Bean Dark Chocolate With Christmas Tree

Well, we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas, and of course that means seasonal chocolate products are already making their way onto the shelves. The Cocoa Bean ladies were good enough to send me this rather interesting little number for …

Skelligs Mint Brittle

When the lovely people at Skelligs and Cocoa Bean sent me my box of goodies, I found this brown paper bag nestled among the more traditionally packaged treats. The tag told me that it contained a chocolate ‘bark’ (a term …

Cocoa Bean Summer Collection

Here’s something a little different from the Cocoa Bean sisters – a selection of chocolate discs in a variety of flavours, hand finished and packaged in a funky little cylinder. The hand finished element comes in the wrapping. Each of the …

Skelligs Brandy Plums

It’s always lovely to come across a new company making something that’s not only a little different but also delicious. Even better when that delicious chocolatey treat has a more sophisticated, darker sibling, May I present Skelligs’ Brandy Plums? Hand …

Skelligs Baby Fig & Rum Chocolates

The Skellligs Chocolate Company were the original “most Westerly chocolate company in Europe” before they joined forces with Cocoa Bean Chocolate, and I seem to recall a baby fig chocolate with Jameson’s Irish Whiskey being one of their prizewinning products. As …

Cocoa Bean Selection Pack

After I reviewed the Cocoa Bean squares in March, I received an email from one of the sisters who run the company (Emily) asking me if I’d like to try a few more of their products. I’m sure you can …

Lily O’Briens Desserts Collection

Lily O’Briens is an established brand from Ireland and have been creating fine quality chocolates for around 15 years. This rather attractive box caught my eye, and when I discovered that the contents were based on a number of classic …

Cocoa Bean Classic Chocolate

This little column of chocolates has the distinction of being manufactured in the most Westerley chocolate factory in Europe – The Skelligs Chocolate Factory in County Kerry, Ireland. I quite literally came across the place by accident whilst driving …

Guinness Luxury Chocolate Truffles

In a follow up to the Guinness Chocolate bar review I posted recently, I thought I’d offer my opinion on one of my birthday presents. As you can see, Guinness have produced Milk chocolate truffles ‘enhanced’ with the flavour of Guinness. …

Guinness Dark Chocolate

As anyone who has ever flown out of Ireland will tell you, every Irish airport plays host to the Guinness ministore, home to a plethora of merchandise designed to show your allegiance to the ‘dark stuff’. I have glanced at …