Fáilte and welcome to our April edition of Am Seacláid, which is the Irish word for “Chocolate Time” – Skelligs Chocolate Blog!!
Well we have skipped and jumped our way through March and all too quickly, landed into April!! The factory is adorned with colour from our beautiful selection of Easter Goodies. From Easter Eggs to Chocolate Bunny’s, Chocolate Baskets to baby chicks we have something for every age and every budget. For those of you that cannot come and visit us here at Skelligs Chocolate, our chocolatier’s have been very busy making sure all our stockists have been well supplied with Skelligs Chocolate Easter Goodies and of course you can shop online for all our products.
Whats going on in Skelligs Chocolate?
As you know from our Welcome 2017 Blog post, we made some improvements to our visitor viewing area by knocking through the wall just before the tasting area (where our large map used to be) and inserting a 6ft window so you can now see even more of our chocolate production! This has been a huge bonus to all those who have visited so far this year, as they can watch our chocolatier’s at work and see exactly what Eileen or Noreen are making (both of whom joined Skelligs Chocolate nearly 20 years ago… so you are really watching masters at work!) Áine, who has been with the company for over 10 years makes a lot of our personalised products and you are now able to watch as she carefully engraves a name or design’s one-off pieces; like her famous shoes, which are out of this world!
Most of you will remember our renowned Map of South Kerry, which outlined exactly where we are at the edge of the world, and was very popular among our visitors taking snaps and selfies to share with their friends and families. You will be delighted to know that we have had our beautiful map re-designed and it now sits on the opposite wall… see here👇
Chocolate of the Month
For April, our Chocolate of the Month is our CITRUS White Chocolate Truffles. This is a deliciously fruity truffle with lemon and lime and made with smooth and creamy 28% White Chocolate. The citrus flavours really cut through the sweetness of the white chocolate, making this a surprisingly delicate truffle.
As a special treat, we will include a 150g Pouch full of these delicious truffles with any orders over €50.00 for April, all you have to do is type in the coupon ‘citrus’ at the checkout stage. (Each blog will include a Product of the Month so keep an eye out!)
If you are on our mailing list, you will have already received our special Easter email which showcased our latest creations! Easter is by far our MOST exciting time of the year as the factory is adorned with Easter goodies, in particular our Solid and Shell Easter Eggs which come in all your favourite flavours!!
We are currently running an offer for Free Shipping to anywhere in Ireland when you spend over €35 up until Monday April 10th.
The Puffin Café is now OPEN!
We are delighted to announce that The Puffin Café is now open 7 days a week!! So why not pop in and see our delicious chocolate being made and enjoy a famous hot chocolate from the Café – Please note this is a treat’s only café. Both the Factory and Café are now open from 10am to 5pm Monday through to Friday and 12pm to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.
You will have seen from our March Blog that our factory extension had begun. Unfortunately we had a slight delay, awaiting our steel structure, which thankfully arrived at the beginning of the week. The construction team have been working really hard to erect the steel frame and it is looking really good! It’s great to see the extension taking shape and with a bit of luck the block-work will fly up. Here is a sample of the work since last month and we are looking forward to showing you all the activities in next month’s blog so stay tuned…
So that’s it for this month, we hope you enjoyed it 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)
The Skelligs Chocolate Blog Team.