East Clare’s very own chocolate factory is situated in the picturesque village of Tuamgraney. Wilde Irish Chocolates will excite the child in the most grown-up of us.
The smell of rich, delicious chocolate wafts through the walls of this magical chocolate factory. And undoubtedly, chocolate runs through the veins of those who work here.
The Wilde Bunch
Founded by Patricia and Con Farrell, Wilde Irish Chocolates was the outcome of a lifelong dream. Obsessed by all things chocolate, Patricia combined this love of chocolate with Con’s desire to start their own small business. From this, the artisan chocolate producer Wilde Irish Chocolates was moulded.
The couple started making chocolate in their kitchen in rural North Clare, tinkering with the sensitivity of chocolate and developing delicious flavour combinations.
Over the years, the Wilde Bunch has expanded, moving out of their kitchen to their magnificent factory in the heart of Tuamgraney. Although they have improved their production methods and premises over the years, handmade products lie at the heart of Wilde Irish Chocolates.
All of their staff are in-house trained chocolate makers who are involved in every part of the process. From chocolate production to chocolate testing, packaging, design, social media and tours, this closely-knit bunch of chocolate enthusiasts truly are a Wilde Bunch.
Chocolate isn’t the only thing that is produced in this handmade chocolate factory. Enjoy chocolate bars, chocolate treats, chocolate spreads, chocolate boxes, fudge and hot chocolate. In total, there are over 80 different types of delicious goodness on offer here!
Due to the nature of this Tuamgraney business, all of the products are created and produced in small batch quantities. This allows for ingredients to be subtly adjusted to ensure that the chocolate product is the best it can be.
Creating tantalising and innovative products is at the heart and soul of Wilde Irish Chocolates. Chocolate bar flavours include Hazelnut Duet, Seaweed & Lime Splash and Chilli Kiss, to name but a few.
Those who prefer something dairy-free, vegan or sugar-free will delight knowing that Wilde Irish Chocolates also caters for you — and trust us, these are equally as delicious!
Pay a Visit
Wilde Irish Chocolates have opened up a Hot Chocolate Café and Coffee Dock at their chocolate factory in Tuamgraney. Here you can indulge yourself in a huge variety of hot chocolates, including salted caramel, mint and chilli flavoured. Enjoy your mouthwatering hot chocolate with a side of chocolate truffles or some rocky road, and you will be set up for the day!
While at their Hot Chocolate Café, you can browse the incredible range of products on offer here so that you can bring a taste of Tuamgraney home with you!
Get a Behind the Scenes Look
Interested in getting a behind the scenes look at what goes on in this magical chocolate factory? Well, wonder no more as they now do a 30-minute chocolate factory visit and guided tasting.
Watch the Wilde Bunch at work as they skillfully craft delicious chocolate and other scrumptious products. Then take part in a chocolate tasting under the watchful eyes of a crafty chocolatier.
This is an absolute must-do experience when in Tuamgraney, East Clare and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands!
All chocolate factory visits should be prebooked here.
Striving to source only the most sustainable and natural ingredients, the quality offered can be tasted in every bite. Showcasing locally sourced products plays an integral role in this artisanal producer. This is a testament to their continuous support within the local tourism scene and Ireland’s small food producer scene.
Wilde Irish Chocolates also pride themselves in using compostable and biodegradable packaging from renewable resources.
As if the chocolate doesn’t speak for itself, Wilde Irish Chocolates have received well-deserved awards and recognition over the years. They have been awarded multiple Great Taste Awards, as well as being recommended by Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide and Bridgestone Best in Ireland.
To learn more about Wilde Irish Chocolates, visit their website. On their website, you can place an order for delicious chocolates and other goodies to be delivered virtually anywhere in the world. What better way to send a taste of East Clare than in the form of chocolate!