Fáilte and welcome to our July edition of Am Seacláid (The Irish word for Chocolate Time!)
We have had some of our hottest weather this year over the past number of weeks so we have high expectations for July and August! However, do not despair if the rain is falling, as along with 49 other amazing Irish attractions, Skelligs Chocolate has been named as one of 50 Things for Children to do this Summer by our national paper The Sunday Independent!! Although grouped as something to do on a rainy day, visiting our factory on a summer’s day allows you to take in our amazing scenery as you tour our beautiful Skellig Ring. As you can see below, here are some happy customers on their way out of the factory while taking in the view of Skellig Michael and The Glen.
There is no entry charge and you can enjoy a free tasting of our delicious chocolate. Everyone loves to see the chocolate pouring from the taps, the chocolatiers busy at work making delicious truffles, clusters and brittle or a kids delight – our Chocolate Animals. We encourage our visitors to ask as many questions as possible to understand the creation and production of our products. Our tourist season is well underway and we are looking forward to meeting new visitors as well as welcoming familiar faces back through our doors again this summer.
Chocolate of the Month
Our chocolate of the month for July is one of our most popular truffles – our Salted Caramel’s.
To avail of these delicious Truffles just spend over €40.00 online and simply enter the coupon ‘julycaramels’ at the checkout stage!
A yummy soft caramel centre covered in milk chocolate with a hint of Irish Atlantic Sea Salt. Layering two flavours mean’s twice the flavour, so the combination of the sweet and salty flavours will tantalise the taste buds of all chocolate lovers. All our truffles are handmade in our factory and if you don’t start nibbling they will last for 5 months!!
(Each blog will include a Chocolate of the Month so keep an eye out!)
Father’s Day Maddness
Thank you to everyone who tagged and shared pictures of your Dad’s enjoying their Skelligs Chocolate on Father’s Day on June 18th. It is fantastic to see so many pictures of our customers enjoying our products on their special days. We ran a Father’s Day Competition on Facebook last month and gave our followers the chance to win a Skelligs Father’s Day Hamper. The response was phenomenal but unfortunately there can only be one winner… and this was Derval Cleary from Co. Limerick. Congratulations again Derval and thank you to everyone that entered the competition. Here is a picture of Derval with her Dad (Who was over the moon and now considers Derval his ‘favourite’ daughter!!) Also keep an eye on our social media for our future competitions, one of which will be for World Chocolate Day which is on July 7th!
This month we are introducing a new product to the Skelligs Chocolate range. If you know someone that has an equal love of both Milk Chocolate and Golf then our Chocolate Golf Balls are going to be just the thing for them!! Ideal as a gift to bring back home after visiting our beautiful factory or order online as a special treat for that golf crazy friend or relative. Handmade right here in our factory using delicious milk chocolate with 33% cocoa, these chocolate golf balls will simply melt in your mouth…. At only €5 these are such a bargain!
World Chocolate Day..
World Chocolate Day is one of the most important days of our year! There are a number of dates throughout the year promoting variations of local, national or international Chocolate Days but July 7th is known throughout the World for its celebration of all things Chocolate.
This is a day you can indulge in your favourite chocolate whether it is Milk, White or Dark chocolate, Hot chocolate, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Biscuits, Chocolate ice-cream… the list goes on! Once chocolate is associated with it, it qualifies, so off you go and make sure to share your pictures with us on World Chocolate Day! Also if you would like to be in with a chance to WIN a delicious Skelligs Chocolate Hamper, pop on over to our Facebook page to enter our competition. We are also giving everyone a €5 Shipping Voucher for World Chocolate Day when you spend over €25.00! Simply use the coupon ‘worldchocolateday’ at the checkout. Happy Shopping!
Founded in 1852, The Annual Cahersiveen Horse and Pony Races will be held at Carhan Race Course on SUNDAY 30TH JULY. The first race will kick off at 1.30pm followed by a full day of racing. Don’t miss the Donkey Derby which is always great viewing so anyone out there with Donkey’s, get practicing now and knock the reigning champions off their saddles!
There will be children’s entertainment at the Fair Green the evening before the races, with a not to be missed Dog Show taking place on the same evening. Registration opens at 7.30pm with the show starting at 8.00pm. All categories will be catered for, so spruce up your pooch and get on down to the Fair Green on Saturday, 29th July and bring home a prize! As the event has been running for so long it is well renowned and always promises a weekend packed with fun, laughter and entertainment. Not to be missed this July!
Factory Extension Update
We are nearing the end…. finally! It’s been ALL-GO over the last four weeks; our Windows and doors are installed and the construction team are busy plastering away. Plastering is one of those lovely jobs that finishes off all the hard work that has gone on beforehand. First fix electrics is completed, the water is in and a specialised crew is arranging to put in a lift for us, so it is all very exciting!! Take a look here ?
So that’s it for July, we hope you enjoyed reading our blog and if you have any suggestions or would like us to cover a certain element of the business, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Slán go foil (Bye for now)
Am Seacláid, The Skelligs Chocolate Blog Team