Wilde Irish Chocolates
was founded in 1997 in
the wilds of Co. Clare.

About Wilde
Irish Chocolate

With humble beginnings, we started out with basic equipment in the kitchen of our tiny cottage in very rural North Clare. In the era before ‘Bean To Bar’ was even a concept for tiny artisan chocolate makers deciding to work with the best available beautiful Belgian couverture chocolate was an easy one.

In teaching ourselves how to make chocolate in the early years we quickly came to understand the environmental sensitivities of chocolate and all its wilde moods. During the twenty or so years since we started our wilde journey we have developed our chocolate making skills as well as increasingly diversifying our flavour range. And even though we improved our production methods along with a few upgrades in premises, we are still handmade with a product range that’s proudly experimental.

Based in Tuamgraney, Co. Clare, our expert “Wilde Bunch” of in-house trained chocolate makers takes care of chocolate production and testing, packaging, design, social media and tours. We have also just opened a Hot Chocolate Café & Coffee Dock at the Chocolate Factory!

What makes us different
  • We have a range of over 80 different types of chocolate bars, chocolate slices, chocolate gift selections, chocolate spreads, hot chocolate swirl sticks, and much more!
  • Always handmade, our chocolate production is in small batch quantities, enabling us to minutely adjust all ingredients in our blends to create the best chocolate-eating experience for our customers.
  • Our exciting, diverse range is designed to thrill the taste buds most of the imaginative, daring consumer as well as the more traditional chocolate connoisseur. Chocolate is personal and fun, we believe there is no right or wrong way to eat it!
  • Wilde Irish Chocolates is a HACCP Certified Production Facility and a Good Food Ireland Member.

Wilde Irish Chocolate in a shell

Made daily by
happy hands

Partnering with
quality suppliers

Showcasing the best
in local ingredients

Incorporating 100%
Horizons Certified chocolate

Offering tasty sugar and dairy
free & vegan-friendly options

Using compostable &
biodegradable packaging from
renewable resources

Meet the
Founder

Patricia Farrell and her husband Con live in Tuamgraney, Co. Clare, with their son and daughter. Originally from Ringsend, Dublin, Patricia and fellow Dub Con moved to the Burren after completing degrees in UCD in the early 90’s. Both working in the tourism industry, Con was passionate about starting their own small business. And, a self-confessed chocolate addict all her life, creating Wilde Irish Chocolates enabled Patricia to take her childhood dream of owning a chocolate shop that step further!

Initially seeing a gap in the market for high-quality “non-leprechauny” food souvenirs for tourists seeking out “a taste of Ireland”, Wilde Irish Chocolates understood the food tourism concept before it even existed. Spurred on by the possibilities of limitless chocolate concoctions, inventiveness and playfulness has resulted in the unrivalled chocolatey range you see here today.

Patricia’s
Chocolatey Insights

Juggling the demands of their busy young family over the years, Patricia is grateful they followed the simple business advice of “stick to what you know”. She shares her love of chocolate with so many others, most of them willing testers! “People have a chocolate soul, a little dream of something they would like to taste with chocolate, it’s all back to the imagination”.

Patricia believes the secret to chocolate success is mixing great people, wonderful ingredients, a dash of daringness and a dollop of laughter in a special place!

Taste & Make Chocolate Factory Tours

Chocolate Factory Ireland Tour - Wilde Irish Chocolates

Chocolate Factory chocolate making - Wilde Irish Chocolates

making chocolate factory - Wilde Irish Chocolate HiRes

chocolate factory production - Wilde Irish Chocolates

Creating
Wilde Moments

Our mission

Our mission is to create tastebud-blowing chocolate experiences through the most tantalising, innovative range of handmade Irish chocolates within a magical and fun factory setting.

Our vision

While striving to continually source the most sustainable, quality ingredients and packaging, we are proudly committed to the placement of Wilde Irish Chocolates as a must-see destination on Irelands Hidden Heartlands.

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