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Skelligs Chocolate Co.

The Glen, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
+353 66 947 9119
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Skelligs Chocolate is a family run business overlooking the magnificent Skelligs Rocks, on the south west coast of Ireland. Our factory opened its doors in 1996, consisting of two little production rooms; one for making chocolate and the other for packaging. The factory has since expanded to a state of the art production facility with adjoining cafe which serves delicious hot chocolate, tea, coffee and homemade treats. With the only open plan chocolate production facility in Ireland, we encourage you to call in to see our chocolate being made, taste the delicious treats and ask the friendly staff all about where chocolate comes from and how it is made.
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The Glen, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving along the Skellig Ring, it was a great surprise to come across the very modern and impressive Skellig Chocolates. They offer excellent tastings to visitors that comprises four or five different chocolates and there is no pressure to subsequently buy. Hiwever, I defy anyone...More

Thank bobjanh
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi bobjanh, thanks for your visit and for your review. We appreciate your comments and I'm glad you enjoyed the chocolate. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Kerry. Colm Healy Skelligs Chocolate

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on a drive to Valentia. It was a quiet Monday and we were the only visitors but we got a very warm welcome and more samples then we could try! Everything was delicious. The only down side is that they do not...More

Thank MarBMcL
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MarBMcL, Thanks for your visit and comprehensive review. Thankfully the visitor numbers have dropped off at this time of the year as we are in peak production for Christmas. I'm glad you enjoyed the samples and the welcome. Just to clarify we do make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skelligs chocolate factory is open to the public and it is well worth the drive through the beautiful ring of Kerry to taste some chocolaty treats. Artisan chocolatiers create the smoothest , most velvety chocolate with most delectable flavours using the finest quality ingredients. Many...More

Thank sandra n
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi sandra n, thanks for taking the time to visit us and for your lovely review. I wish I had the way with words and turn of phrase you have as you have described beautifully some of what we do here - much appreciated. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as an end of a tough day of hiking reward. The chocolate here varies from white/milk/dark chocolate. All the chocolates we had were wonderful with a few being exceptional. The dark chocolate vanilla ganache was my favorite while the strawberry champagne truffles were...More

Thank Curious_Chemist
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Curious_Chemist, thanks for taking the time to come and visit us and for your review. I hope you enjoyed the hiking and had good weather, locally are some great hikes with incredible views. Thank you for your views on the chocolates and your favourites,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very kind warm welcome, tasting was super. very nice is that you can also other by internet after your tastingMore

Thank Celia S
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Celia S, thanks for taking the time to call in and see us. I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us and yes we have a full range of our chocolates available through skelligschocolate.com online. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in at this fairly new facility while driving the Skellig Ring Road. Staff was friendly giving us free samples to try (we were the only visitors at the time). We wound up buying some chocolate that was pretty reasonably priced. If on the...More

Thank GolferKen
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi GolferKen, thanks for taking the time to stop in and visit us. Its a lot quieter on the roads this time of year, and most places locally have closed for the season. We are open 11 months of the year to the public (we...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

After our trip to Skellig Michael was cancelled due to stormy weather, we stopped in for a look at this working artisan chocolate factory. We had to wait a few minutes behind a tour group, but it was worth it when we took our turn...More

Thank strangersblog
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi strangersblog, thank you for your visit and review. It's a real shame you were not able to get out to the Skelligs, but their loss was our gain. I'm glad you enjoyed the tasting. Just on the point of photography we are conscious of...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Working chocolate factory, with free tasters and short background information for every visitor. Fabulous chocolates and lots of variety.

Thank Louloubrs
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Louloubrs, You have hit the nail on the head there. Thanks for your visit and succinct review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your chocolates. Colm Healy Skelligs Chocolate

Reviewed 10 October 2017

About half way around the Ring of Kerry, we were ready for a rest stop. Skelligs Chocolate is an ideal stop for chocoholics. They will set up with a tasting of about 8 different chocolates they produce on the premises. It is hard to resist...More

Thank FoodandWineTonight
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi FoodandWineTonight, Thanks for your visit and review. Don't resist , give into the dark (chocolate) side..... I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Kerry. Colm Healy Skelligs Chocolate

Reviewed 8 October 2017

I was looking forward to this after hearing about it from multiple blogs and guidebooks. We were treated to MANY free samples of truffles and chocolate bark. I purchased chocolate to take home as souvenirs for people and was pleased with the experience. There is...More

Thank cra27
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi cra27, thanks for your visit and review. Managing expectation is one of our biggest worries, we hope that visitors will not compare us to the large commercial chocolate companies who have big budgets to make a big splash with their premises. We are just...More

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Carmel C
15 October 2015|
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Response from Colm H | Property representative |
Hi Carmel C, by default chocolate is gluten free - but we have a seasonal café (March through September) so we do warn all visitors there is a very small possibility of cross contamination. I hope that helps. Colm... More
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