Welcome to Skelligs Chocolate Blog

Hello and welcome to our weekly Chocolate blog!

Have you ever wondered what happens in a chocolate factory? How we make our delicious chocolate? Or how our mouth-watering truffles are created? Each week we will give you an insight into life at Skelligs Chocolate and we would love to answer any questions you might have. You can email us directly at amseaclaid@skelligschocolate.com

You can also follow our story on Snapchat @skelligschoc (Here you will see a short video of what we are doing each day right here in the factory!)  Snapchat is a Mobile App only, therefore you can only follow us here if you have downloaded Snapchat on your phone or mobile device. Once you have Snapchat downloaded you can either 1. Take a picture of the image here, go to Add Friends and click on Add by Snapcode and the app will scan the snapcode or 2. Click on the image and the link will bring you directly to our Snapchat Profile.

Snapchat logo week 1

EUROS 2016

As you know Ireland got knocked out of Euro 2016 after a very hard fought match against France. We are all very proud of our Boys in Green and of our amazing fans who this week will receive the covetable ‘Médaille de la Ville de Paris’ for their exemplary behaviour at EURO 2016! Link to article in Irish Examiner (5th July 2016) http://goo.gl/OhfQ2t Well done guys you really did do our country proud!! #COYBIG

To show our support for Ireland we decided to do something a little different….

On Monday June 13th Ireland kicked off their EURO 2016 tournament facing Sweden in their 1st match. To cheer on our boys in green, we decided to make some of our chocolates in our native colours! Our Footballs and Football Boots were decked out in Green and White Chocolate; we had a “Good Luck Ireland” sign, green sheep, green lollipops and green and white LEGO!

Take a little look…

Euro 16 week 1

Next up is the World cup qualifier on 5th September against Serbia so we will be sure to do something special again!

Skelligs Chocolate – The Book

Over the past few months we have also been very busy writing our 1st Book! Due to be released in 2017, this book is all about our charming factory… the history, location and of course our amazing chocolate! We are also including a section which will be dedicated to Chocolate Recipes!  This is where you come in…

Do you like to Bake??

Do you have a sensational chocolate recipe??

Do you think it is good enough to publish??

We are inviting you to send us your favourite chocolate recipes which, if chosen, will be included in our book. We are looking for your favourite tried and tested recipes, which may have been passed down from generation to generation or those that you have created or experimented with! The best part is you can send us as many recipes as you like! For more information, just click on the image.

Skelligs Chocolate Book August Design

If your recipe is selected, you will have:

  • Your recipe along with its history included in our book
  • A free copy of our book
  • A Skelligs Chocolate Hamper to the value of €100
  • A Skelligs Chocolate voucher to the value of €50
  • A 20% discount off further book purchases

Please note, final date for submission is 31st August 2016.

Did You Know…

Eating Dark Chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one third!

 dark choc pic week 1

This is true, eating dark chocolate may reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by about one-third! You can read the full article here.. http://goo.gl/wfEsG

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

We were also delighted to have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016! Thank you to everyone who has reviewed us on TripAdvisor so far as without your reviews we would not have been awarded this prestige certificate. To check us out just follow the link http://goo.gl/W5gnmU

An Focal Deireanach “The Last Word”

As many of your know already, Skelligs Chocolate is located in a Gaeltacht area. This means that the primary spoken language is Irish. So each week we will share a popular Irish phrase. This one no doubt gets used alot after the weekend!!

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So that’s it for this week….

Please let us know at amseaclaid@skelligschocolate.com if there is anything you would like to know or would like us to cover!

Have a lovely week,

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  • Thank you for choosing Skelligs Chocolate. We work hard at making the best possible chocolate we can and we do our best to make sure it arrives in the same condition as it left us.

    Here in Ireland, hot weather is rarely an issue, but what is it like where you are sending this chocolate? We have no control over the way it is transported and how long it stays in hot trucks or depots.

    Unfortunately, we cannot take responsibility for the condition of the chocolate you send.

    If you are happy to take responsibility please just tick the box and proceed.

    If you would like to discuss this with us please email us at office@skelligschocolate.com or call us on 00 353 66 9479119 to discuss what we can do for you.

     

    Tips for Warm Weather Shipping:

    • Please be aware that we use a registered postal delivery service so all packages are tracked and must be signed for on delivery. If there is no one available to sign for the package, please be aware your chocolate will be put back on the truck and stored in the nearest depot for collection.
    • If possible, ship to a business address. Businesses usually receive packages earlier in the morning and someone is always onsite to receive the package. This way your product isn’t exposed to the hot sun all day.
    • After receiving your package, let it rest at room temperature to provide items time to set before opening.