The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, based just outside Tullow, is a working chocolate and ice cream factory producing a range of luxury artisan chocolates, a varied selection of confectionery, chocolate spread and premium organic ice cream.
The brand was launched in 2005 by Jim and Mary Healy and favourites include Irish Whiskey, Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel, Whole Hazelnut Praline, Honey and Brandy Truffles and Irish Cream and Brown Bread ice creams, all which have won Gold Medals in the Great Taste Awards and Blas na hÉireann Awards. The full range is widely available and can best be enjoyed in the on-site café and ice cream parlour. The Chocolate Garden team run chocolate making workshops which last just over an hour and a half.
‘We take you on a journey from the cocoa tree to the finished chocolate – a multi-sensory journey of video, demonstration and tastings and, ultimately, making your own unique chocolate product to take home. It’s a fun, informative and a very tasty experience!’
A shorter chocolate mould-making session is available daily on a walk in basis (groups must pre- book). Award-winning coffee, ice cream and chocolate is served in the café-shop and kids of all ages can enjoy the obstacle course/trim trail, slides, all-weather sandpit and Wendy house in the play area.
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland is a haven for chocolate lovers of all ages.