About Us

 

THE CHOCOLATE SHOP IS 100% IRISH & A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS

 

I'm Rosemary Daly, owner of a family business that's been proudly trading from a stall in the iconic English market, in the heart of Cork City since 2000. Niall and I had been married for 10 years when we got the crazy idea to open a new kind of chocolate shop in our own home town, stocking the largest range of the world’s finest chocolate in Ireland!

Chocolate was our shared passion and every day we seemed to learn something new about cacao that we hadn't known before. We immersed ourselves in learning about chocolate and Cacao. Then in 2016 Niall passed away suddenly. Although devastated, I continued on our chocolate journey - attending chocolate tasting courses with the International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting in London and becoming an officially certified Chocolate Taster. Subsequently I travelled to the cacao plantations of Peru, learning all there was to know about this beautiful fruit and how it becomes chocolate. But that was just the beginning - there's constantly something new to learn when you delve deep beyond the text on the wrapper.

Nowadays I'm here at the shop every day and my chocolate family keeps growing - my daughter, my sister and my nephew are part of my team.

We've had many famous visitors over the years, including Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip and later Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, but really I'm absolutely in my element whenever I'm tasting great chocolate or finding more great chocolate to love and to share with all of my customers.

 

OUR CHOCOLATE RANGE

Our premium chocolate range is carefully selected from the best chocolate in Ireland and throughout the world. We also stock: organic, 100% cocoa bars & powders, gluten-free and diabetic chocolate; chocolate covered nuts; chocolate covered coffee beans; chocolate for cooking & baking; drinking chocolate; Chocolate Lollipops; Marzipan; Nougat; Hadji Bey Turkish Delight.

Because my shop is independent, I'm free to source only the best quality chocolate from the best artisan chocolatiers throughout the world.

 

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