Say it with Chocolate – Good Food Ireland Chocolate Makers to Discover this Valentine’s Day

Say it with Chocolate to
Good Food Ireland Chocolate Makers to Discover this Valentine's Day

Immediate Release - February 2024


We’re well into February now and that can only mean one thing…. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. If you like many others struggle to find the perfect gift for your loved one then why not go back to basics and consider gifting what we all can’t say no to, some delicious Irish chocolate? 

Ireland is home to many amazing food & drink producers which include a wonderful variety of Chocolate makers across the island of Ireland. Within Good Food Ireland® we are proud to feature talented chocolate makers who create the most delicious chocolate creations produced with vast amounts of skill and many times infused with local Irish ingredients and flavours.


These amazing artisan chocolates created with love and dedication are sure to have your loved one beaming this Valentine’s Day. Discover our Collection of Approved Chocolate Makers below!


Praline – Pastry & Chocolate Shop 

You’ll discover a little piece of heaven when you try the delicious range of handmade chocolates from Praline, located in Mitchellstown, Co. Cork. Founded by Norma Kelly, back in 2017, Praline consists of a Pastry & Chocolate Shop that has locals and tourists wowed with their amazing chocolate creations. With a stellar award-winning career as a Chocolatier under her belt, Norma’s skill and talent for all things chocolate is apparent the minute to set your sights on her handmade chocolates. Norma’s retail range of chocolate consists of artisan bars, singular chocolates, truffles and honeycomb. Fresh chocolates are produced in small batches in order to have consistency across flavour and presentation. Praline Chocolate & Pastry Shop, Co. Cork


Good news, a selection of Praline’s amazing products are available to purchase from the Good Food Ireland Shop.






Wilde Irish Chocolates 

In their small factory, not far from the shores of the Lough Derg in County Clare, Patricia and Con Farrell create deliciously mouth-watering chocolates.

All the chocolates are handmade by the ”Wilde Bunch’ in the small artisan outlet in Tuamgraney. Even the exotic names of the Wilde products are a temptation – Hazelnut Duet, Seaweed & Lime, Midnight Mint – who could resist? There’s a huge range of handmade artisan bars, fudge, gift selection boxes and even sugar-free chocolate bars. Wilde Irish Chocolates, Co. Clare


Patricia and the team have an amazing selection of over 80 different types of chocolate and there’s something to suit all tastes. If you are a chocolate lover you’ll be delighted to know that you can visit the chocolate factory to see the magic happen in person along with browsing the mouthwatering selection of chocolates available. They also run a small chocolate shop in the small village of Doolin, Co. Clare.


We’re delighted to sell a selection fo products from the Wilde Irish Chocolate range on our online shop.







The Chocolate Garden of Ireland


The Chocolate Garden of Ireland is a chocoholic’s paradise. This artisan business located on the Carlow/Wicklow border makes handmade chocolates, and a wide range of confectionery all of which can be enjoyed in their lovely coffee shop-ice cream at their premises. Founded in 2001 by husband and wife team, Jim and Mary Healy, The Chocolate Garden of Ireland has gone from strength to strength each year with several award wins for their selection of artisan Irish chocolates. The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, Co. Carlow


Their fresh cream range comes in banoffee, dark cherry crème, dark Amaretto, along with lots of others. There’s also the perfect square Chocolate Caramel, gorgeous Irish whiskey truffles flavoured with Kilbeggan whiskey from Westmeath, champagne truffles and mint crèmes. There are way too many variations to mention here – the best way to learn about them all is to get a box and eat them! Or better still, visit the shop and enjoy them firsthand at their delightful chocolate and coffee shop. They also have a range of dairy and sugar-free options for dietary restrictions.




Koko of Kinsale 

Produced with an assortment of local ingredients, Frank Keane expertly creates and flavours his handmade artisan chocolates from his shop in Kinsale, Co. Cork. While creating favourite chocolate treats, Frank relishes a challenge and is happy to create bespoke chocolates for customers. He creates small batches of varying chocolate types and flavours, along with loving the opportunity to get his creative juices flowing with some beautifully designed chocolates. Koko of Kinsale, Co. CorkThe Koko of Kinsale range of chocolate is an enticing balance of carefully crafted flavours with a wonderfully creative design and presentation.

Koko chocolates come in a range of mouth-watering flavours, many of which take inspiration from the signature flavours of Kinsale and beyond. Seaweed foraged from the nearby shoreline is combined with ginger making for an exciting flavour combination. Gin lovers will be bowled over with the Kinsale Gin and Orange Milk Chocolate creation or the Whiskey and Champagne Truffles add that hint of decadence! For something more traditional, you can’t go wrong with a Hazelnut Praline or Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel. Individual chocolates can be purchased in beautifully designed book boxes that make for wonderful gifts for family and friends.




Chez Emily 

Chez Emily was established in 1996 by Ferdinand Vandaele and Helena Hemeryck. After gathering experience in the land of chocolate (Belgium), they decided to start their own artisan chocolate outlet in a rural part of Dublin. They offer a selection of 30 different chocolates available throughout the year from their store and cafe. Chez Emily, Dublin


Everything is manufactured on-site at the production house at their home in The Ward, County Dublin. Ferdinand uses only the finest Callebaut chocolate from his homeland of Belgium as a base for all his range. For him, this is the best chocolate – the one he has worked throughout his career. White, dark and milk chocolate is tempered in small vats. After that, Irish cream and butter are added according to the individual recipes, and then the skilled work of human hands takes over. Irish whiskey is used for the truffles, Irish fruit pastes for the seasonal flavours, with more than 30 variations of chocolate available.

Chez Emily has perfectly combined the oldest traditions of confectionery making with pure, natural Irish ingredients.



Written by: Good Food Ireland®





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