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WIN a Skelligs Chocolate Easter Hamper!

This delicious hamper contains some of our most popular Easter chocolates, including one of our amazing handmade SOLID Easter Eggs!!

So if you would like to get your hands on our Easter Eggs-travagant Hamper, simply Enter below and very soon you could be living the Skelligs Chocolate Easter dream!!

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    • The winning entry will be selected in a random draw on 27/03/2018. The judge’s decision is final.
    • Entries received after the Giveaway closing date will not be entered into the draw.
    • Only one entry is allowed per unique email address.
    • This Giveaway is run by www.skelligschocolate.com
    • No purchase is necessary to enter this Giveaway.
    • The prize will consist of: One Skelligs Chocolate Easter Hamper
    • Details of the winner will be displayed on the www.skelligschocolate.com and it's social media platforms.
    • The prize is non-transferable and will only be awarded to the winner. No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize.
    • If the advertised model is no longer available, we will replace the prize with a hamper of equal value.
    • Incomplete, illegible or late entries will not be accepted. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost or delayed in the course of transmission.
    • Winners must agree to participate in any promotional activities that may be organised by Skelligs Chocolate in connection with the Giveaway.

    • By ticking this box you understand and agree to all the terms and conditions. By entering into this draw you agree to receive emails from Skelligs Chocolate for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may unsubscribe at any time.
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Skelligs Chocolate by Colm Healy - 7M ago

As 2017 draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh.” 

To those of you who travelled from near and far to visit our beautiful factory on the Skellig Ring it was a pleasure to meet you! We hope your visit was enjoyable and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Every January we close our factory to do repairs and renovations which may be needed and also to do a deep clean of the building. This is also when our staff take their ‘summer holidays’, which is a well-deserved break after all their hard work throughout the year. We will return to work on January 15th 2018 and we will re-open our online shop on this date. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@skelligschocolate.com

To those of you that visited Skelligs Chocolate, we would love to hear your feedback. Our customer feedback is vital to our business and we really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules to let us know what your Skelligs Chocolate experience was like. You can leave a comment on our TripAdvisor or Facebook by clicking on either and it will bring you directly to that platform.

If you have any suggestions or comments you would rather share directly with us please do so by emailing us again at info@skelligschocolate.com

We are very grateful for your continued support, friendship and custom throughout 2017 and we look forward to what 2018 has in store!

Slán go fóill,

The Skelligs Chocolate Team

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Win a Skelligs Chocolate Christmas Hamper!

If you love chocolate (and who doesn’t) then this is the competition for you! This delicious Winter Warmer hamper contains some of our most popular chocolates and is far too much chocolate just for one person so prepare to make some new friends when this box of goodies is delivered to your door!! Don’t miss this chocoholics dream prize, enter today and very soon you could be living the Skelligs Chocolate dream!

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  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS*

    • Entries received after the competition closing date will not be entered into the draw.
    • Only one entry is allowed per unique email address.
    • This Competition is run by www.skelligschocolate.com
    • No purchase is necessary to enter this Competition.
    • The prize will consist of: One Skelligs Chocolate Hamper
    • Details of the winner will be displayed on the www.skelligschocolate.com
    • The prize is non-transferable and will only be awarded to the winner. No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize.
    • If the advertised model is no longer available at the time when the prize is awarded, or for any other reason on in any other circumstance, we will replace the prize with a hamper of equal value.
    • The winning entry will be selected in a random draw on 15/12/2017. The judge’s decision is final.
    • Incomplete, illegible or late entries will not be accepted. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost or delayed in the course of transmission.
    • Winners must agree to participate in any promotional activities that may be organised by Skelligs Chocolate in connection with the competition.

    • By ticking this box you understand and agree to all the terms and conditions. By entering into this draw you agree to receive emails from Skelligs Chocolate for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may unsubscribe at any time.
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Win a Skelligs Chocolate Hamper! If you love Chocolate then this is the competition for you! The hamper contains our most popular chocolates and is far too much chocolate just for one person so prepare to make some new friends when this hamper is delivered to your door!! Don’t miss this chocoholic dream prize, enter today and very soon you could be living the Skelligs Chocolate dream!

  • Name*
  • Email*
  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS*

    • Entries received after the competition closing date will not be entered into the draw.
    • The winner will be selected at random on 15/12/2017 and notified by email.
    • Only one entry is allowed per unique email address.
    • This Competition is run by www.skelligschocolate.com
    • No purchase is necessary to enter this Competition.
    • The prize will consist of: One Skelligs Chocolate Hamper
    • Details of the winner will be displayed on the www.skelligschocolate.com
    • The prize is non-transferable and will only be awarded to the winner. No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize.
    • If the advertised model is no longer available at the time when the prize is awarded, or for any other reason on in any other circumstance, we will replace the prize with a hamper of equal value.
    • The winning entry will be selected in a random draw on 15/12/2017. The judge’s decision is final.
    • Incomplete, illegible or late entries will not be accepted. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost or delayed in the course of transmission.
    • Winners must agree to participate in any promotional activities that may be organised by Skelligs Chocolate in connection with the competition.

    • By ticking this box you understand and agree to all the terms and conditions. By entering into this draw you agree to receive emails from Skelligs Chocolate for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may unsubscribe at any time.
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Skelligs Chocolate by Colm Healy - 8M ago

The countdown to Christmas is on… Shop our Christmas products here.

Here in the wonderfully beautiful southwest of Ireland, home of Skelligs Chocolate, we have the perfect luxury gifts for your nearest and dearest this Christmas. From stocking fillers to personalised presents, Hampers to Corporate gifts, we have exceptional chocolate gifts for your every need.

Why not celebrate opening your Christmas presents, sitting around the Christmas Tree with a mug of our delicious Hot Chocolate topped with marshmallows or our  selection of Milk Chocolate Christmas Lollipops are an ideal treat on Christmas Eve.

Our personalised gifts are so distinct as each one is hand decorated by our creative chocolatier Aine! See our personalised chocolate letters here!

Last Posting Dates for Christmas:
Christmas as you know is a very busy time of year so to make sure you or someone in your life is not disappointed this year make sure and get your orders in on time. Below is a list of final posting dates for Christmas 2017.

Ireland: Dec. 17th
N. Ireland: Dec. 13th
Great Britain: Dec. 13th
Europe: Dec. 12th
USA: Dec. 5th
Rest of World: Dec. 5th

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact us here.

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Last posting dates for 2017

We know how crazy the lead up to Christmas can be, so we have compiled a list of our Last Posting Dates for 2017 for you below. No need to fret about trying to remember dates any longer!

If you have any queries about our postal dates or shipping to your country, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@skelligschocolate.com OR call us on 00353 66 9479119 and we will do our best to help you!

From all the team here at Skelligs Chocolate.

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Skelligs Chocolate by Colm Healy - 9M ago

FREE DELIVERY Move over pumpkin, it’s Christmas Time!

Tackle your Christmas list early and get all your Chocolate shipped direct to you…No Queues, No Crowds, No Hassle!!

ORDER NOW & AVAIL OF
FREE Shipping to anywhere in Ireland with orders over €35 
FREE Shipping to anywhere in the UK with orders over €40​

*Irrespective of where in the world you order from, so if there is a friend, family member or business based in Ireland or the UK you can tick them off your list right now!

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Skelligs Chocolate by Colm Healy - 1y ago

 Fáilte and welcome to our August edition of Am Seacláid.

FUN FACT: Some scientists now say that eating dark chocolate every day is better for you than eating vegetables!!

With July boasting 2 substantial Chocolate days, World Chocolate Day on July 8th and Milk Chocolate Day on July 28th we have had every excuse to indulge this month…and for many on their holidays, it was music to their ears! Working in a chocolate factory, every day seems to be a Chocolate Day but we love nothing more than to spoil our customers on days like this… We had 2 delicious Chocolate Hamper giveaways this month with Belinda Daly from Co. Dublin winning our World Chocolate Day Hamper and Sharon O’ Keefe in the UK winning our Milk Chocolate Day hamper. Huge congratulations again to both and you can check out our amazing hampers here.

Kevin who has been working with Skelligs Chocolate for a number of years has moved on to pastures greener. We wish Kevin the very best of luck in his new venture and we hope he will be very successful in his new career! Above is a lovely picture of Kevin with some of the Skelligs Chocolate team.

Chocolate of the Month ~ Sweeten your Summer!

Our chocolate of the month for August is a real favourite… our Marshmallow Clusters. Delicious melt in the mouth mini-marshmallows covered in milk chocolate. Bite sized and perfect for nibbling or sharing with family or friends, these handmade clusters are the perfect treat.

Simply spend over €40.00 online and enter the coupon ‘marshmallow’ at the checkout stage and your FREE Chocolate Marshmallows will be on their way with your order!

Happy Monday

The Breakfast Republic Show on 2FM, one of Ireland’s Top Radio Stations run’s a weekly competition called ‘Happy Monday’. Like many other shows, Breakfast Republic was inundated with requests for songs to brighten up people’s Monday mornings, so after consideration of an alternative, Happy Monday was born. Every Monday morning, they ask listeners to text in something that they could do or get them that would make their listener happy. Requests came in hard and fast with desires for hair straighteners, Laptops and even an engagement ring! You will be happy to read that that the Hair straightener was supplied by Peter Mark, the Laptop, from Harvey Norman and the engagement ring from the incredibly generous Paul Sheeran Jewellers! There is no limit to what 2FM will do to make their listeners happy on a Monday morning…

Listening one Monday morning was Ria Brown from Co. Wicklow, who was planning a 2-week trip around Ireland with friends from Australia. She texted the show and asked if they could make her happy with a 2 weeks supply of chocolate for the trip. Now touring around Ireland is exciting enough but to tour around Ireland with a supply of chocolate sounds heavenly. So we jumped on the phone and offered Ria and her friends a hamper full of delicious Skelligs Chocolate to bring with them on their trip! You can see from the pictures below that our Skelligs Chocolate Hamper made Ria and her friends very happy indeed…Here are some pictures from her trip so far!

In the local area

The Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts is held every August Bank Holiday Weekend, which this year, falls from the 3rd – 6th of August. Beginning in 1995 the festival celebrates its 22nd year with each year aiming to be bigger and better than the previous year! The Festival is a family friendly festival with entertainment for all age groups. From guided walks, full kids programme, street entertainment, live music, art and talks, this festival really packs a punch so boot up and head for Cahersiveen this weekend and prepare to be entertained! For a full programme of events click here.

The Valentia Island King Scallop Festival which is a family fun festival to celebrate the renowned Valentia King Scallop will take place on August 19th & 20th. The Annual Raft Race followed by an End of Summer Harbour Party will get the festival off to a flying start on Friday, August 18th. On Saturday and Sunday, visitors to the festival will gather on the waterfront in Knightstown to feast on the fresh Valentia Island King Scallops from 2-4pm. There will be Live music from the festival stage along with children’s activities such as Scallop shell painting and other kid’s activities throughout the weekend such as the Children’s Duathlon which will take place on Sunday. The Valentia Island RNLI Lifeboat with the Coast Guard Helicopter will partake in a rescue demonstration on Valentia Harbour. If you have any queries about the above events please contact the Valentia Island King Scallop Festival through www.valentiaisland.ie

The All Ireland Kayak Angling Championships 2017 are coming to Ballinskelligs this coming Saturday, August 5th which will see the 4th meet in the series. Made up of 6 meets held around Ireland (4 salt, 2 fresh) with the overall winner determined by the point scored at the best 3 meets (2 salt, 1 fresh),these locations will stretch from Donegal to Galway, Wexford, down here to Kerry, across to Cork and back up the country to finish in Co. Monaghan on Lough Muckno on Saturday October 21st. The annual Kerry meet always attracts a huge following with Free Kayak demonstrations available on the day and the chance to learn and observe from them as they demonstrate their skills on the water.

Skelligs Chocolate Factory Extension ~ Update

With builder’s holiday’s here in Ireland, Chocolate machinery companies on summer holidays in Europe it has left Colm with a few more headaches than he would like this month! The building is almost 80% finished but the last 20% or so is really taking its toll now. Trying to juggle builders, painters, electricians and a big hole in the wall has really worn him out!! We still have a big hole in the side of the building which can’t be filled in until the machinery is gone in upstairs… so fingers crossed that next month we hope to report the extension has been finished and is ready to move into! Here are some images from work over the past few weeks.

Back to School

By the time we write next month’s blog post some of the kids will already be back to school after their summer holidays! If you haven’t been to see us put it on your To-Do list and pop on down to visit Ireland’s only open plan Chocolate factory! We are open 7 days a week, entry is free and you will get to see the delicious chocolate being made right before your eyes! You will get to sample the yummy treats from our knowledgeable staff who will explain all about what we do here in the factory and any questions you have about our chocolate! Please be aware that production is Monday to Friday with limited production on a Saturday. Located on The Skellig Coast there is loads to do in the area from tropical gardens at Kells Bay, Viking boat trips to Beginish Island, Nature and Archaeology walks, Visiting the Kerry Cliffs, Valentia Island which hosts huge treasures such as Tetrapod Footprints, Fort Point Lighthouse, Geokaun Mountain, Mythology, Stone Forts, Sea sports, horse riding and not forgetting boats to Skellig Michael, you will be spoilt for choice when you visit!!

So that’s it for July, we hope you enjoyed reading our blog and if you have any suggestions or would like us to cover a certain element of the business, please let us know at marketing@skelligschocolate.com

Slán go foil (Bye for now)

Am Seacláid, The Skelligs Chocolate Blog Team

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As the 2nd day of December is upon us, we begin to hum our favourite Christmas songs, day dream on these cold days of nights by the fire sipping on delicious hot chocolate’s and tucking in to our favourite treats while watching our favourite Christmas movies… Luckily for you we have some extra special treats ready to add to your Christmas dream lists!

Here at Skelligs Chocolate HQ we have been very busy preparing for Christmas, with beautiful gifts for all the family. To combat this cold weather, you will be delighted to hear we have just launched our Skelligs Hot Chocolate gift pack!! This is a perfect gift for your loved one’s this Christmas and is sure to keep them warm and cosy.

Our gift pack has a selection of Spicy Cinnamon, Fiery Chilli and Creamy Milk Chocolate flavours which make the best hot chocolate you will ever taste. Each gift set contains instructions on how to make the perfect hot chocolate, which of course involves a few little extra’s but the results are to die for…

How to make the perfect Hot Chocolate:

Step 1.

To get an even consistency, shake the tin well before use as the spices may settle slightly.

Step 2.

Next, pour your desired amount of milk into a saucepan. Heat the milk over a medium heat until warm.

Step 3.

Open your preferred tin of Skelligs Hot Chocolate and use approximately 2 tablespoons per serving. Add the chocolate to your heated milk, stirring constantly.

Step 4.

Keep stirring your mixture until all the chocolate has been fully dissolved.

Step 5.

Continue to heat the hot chocolate mixture until it is hot but not boiling.

Step 6.

To achieve a frothy finish, whisk the hot chocolate mixture vigorously just before pouring.

Step 7. (Optional)

Once your Skelligs Hot Chocolate is poured, add some marshmallows to the top and enjoy!

Enjoy making your delicious hot chocolates and do please tag us on social media by using @skelligschoc or #SkelligsChocolate so we can see how your’s turned out!!

Until next week folks…

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