World Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on 7th of July. So this is a perfect occasion to visit “the most chocolate place” in County Carlow which is Chocolate Garden of Ireland.
Located between Tullow and Shillelagh, Chocolate Garden is a place very popular among all ages – school trips, preschoolers, company integration meetings, hen parties take place, retirees also organize their meetings, because everyone is a child when it comes to delicious chocolates.
It is located in a rural area on the Carlow-Wicklow border. It takes its name from Ireland’s garden county – Wicklow. Chocolate Garden is a great name for a chocolate factory, after all, chocolate is made from the seeds of a small tree called Theobroma cacao, or cocoa tree.
Chocolate Garden of Ireland offers the highest quality chocolates, ice cream, cakes and gift products that can be bought directly in the store or ordered online.
Below the video promoting Chocolate Garden of Ireland.
Therefore Chocolate Garden of Ireland is not only a chocolate and ice cream factory, but also:
- Cafe, ice cream parlor and store
- Outdoor playground and sandpit for children
- Chocolate workshops: where you can learn everything about the production of chocolate, the cultivation of cocoa, make and decorate your own chocolate product yourself, taste different types of the highest quality chocolate. Anyone who is 6 or 96 years old can participate in the workshop.
Established in 2001 by Jim and Mary Healy Chocolate Garden of Ireland is a company with a almost 20-year tradition, repeatedly awarded for the excellent quality of its products and a very rich offer that is able to satisfy the greatest gourmets.
Among their range of products are waffles, all butter biscuits, luxury chocolate spreads, lollipops, hot chocolate swirl sticks, preminum ice creams, sorbets and frozen yogurts.
Chocolate Garden of Ireland offers hand made chocolates for any occasion, like for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter bunnies, Valentine’s chocolates, Christmas Chocolates. Lots of chocolates in various shapes, even in the shapes of bags and shoes. Also wonderful birthday and wedding cakes. They also offer gift baskets to cover all occasions.
All of their chocolate products are gluten free. And most of their ice cream varieties and all of their sorbets are gluten free.
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland is the first Artisan Chocolatier in Ireland to offer stunning ruby chocolate also known as “pink chocolate” for its pale pink hue.
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland has won many awards since the company was founded in 2001. They have also been featured on various television and radio programmes.
I invite you to visit official website of Chocolate Garden of Ireland: https://chocolategarden.ie/
In my opinion the best time for visit Chocolate Garden of Ireland is during Christmas or Easter season but is also the most busy time.
Location of Chocolate Garden of Ireland:
Below photos were taken by me during Christmas season in 2017.