Chocolate – Wilde Irish Chocolates
I suppose some people could say that Patricia Farrell has a dream job! She is elbow deep in chocolate every day of the week since starting Wilde Irish Chocolates back in 1998 on the shores of Lough Derg in East Clare. With a name inspired by an iconic Oscar Wilde quote ‘I can resist anything but temptation’ and because she herself could ‘resist anything but chocolate’ she followed her childhood dream to make (really eat) all things chocolate. She managed to recruit her husband and a small but similarly dedicated team of women (also known as the ‘Wilde Bunch’) into this chocolate crusade to make real ‘honest to goodness chocolate’.
Great Taste Awards, Bridgestone Best in Ireland recommendations and Industry Awards are testament to the scrumptious and delicious chocolate creations that are handmade by the Clare chocolate makers. Take a spin out to the small village of Tuamgraney on East Clare’s stunning Lough Derg Drive to see where Wilde Irish Chocolates make all the wonderful confections. Here you can feast your eyes and your tastebuds and experience the aromas at first hand, hear the clanking and noise in the background, and taste the latest products in development. They have a truly massive range of chocolate products to chose from.
They handmake a range of 20 different chocolate bars from White Choc through to Super Dark 80% cocoa solids, including organic fairtrade and sugar free bars too. And if you like fudge then Wilde’s have 18 varieties from Triple Choc Chip and White Choc Mint to Super Dark Choc Chilli for you to taste. That’s not the end of it though, they also make chocolate slices such as Rocky Road, Tiffin, Raspberry Caramel and many more. Their Easter specialities and Egg Hampers and Baskets are now currently available but watch out they are running out fast, so don’t leave it ‘til the last minute. So go on, get in touch with your Wilde side!
Where you can find Wilde Irish Chocolate:
Online at www.wildeirishchocolates.com
Directly from the Factory Shop in Tuamgraney
The Chocolate Shop Doolin
Farmers Markets: Limerick’s Milk Market, Killaloe Farmers Market, University of Limerick
In Dublin from Marlay Park Farmers Market, Mespil Village Market.
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