Now this sounds like an absolutely perfect way to spend an afternoon.
An artisan chocolate factory in the west of Ireland is offering people the chance to take a tour and see what actually goes on behind the scenes.
Located on the shores of Lough Derg in Tuamgraney, Co. Clare, Wilde Irish Chocolates is run by artisan chocolate maker Patricia and her team.
Patricia loves talking about her chocolates and having fun as she works, believing that with great ingredients and great people visiting, the magic comes together to make this happen.
On one of Patricia’s tours, you’ll join the team and experience the homeliness and authenticity of a small working chocolate factory and get to hear the story of how it started, and watch demonstrations of how the chocolate bars are made.
You’ll also have the unique opportunity to witness the busy chocolate making professionals at work, whether it’s hand-piping chocolate fillings, decorating some of the 50 varieties of bars, or even seeing the development of secret new products.
After the tour, you’ll even get the chance to roll up your sleeves and have a go at making your very own chocolate bars and indulge in some delicious chocolate tastings.
To book yourself onto one of these fab tours, you can book online here or phone the chocolate factory on 061-922080.
Main image via Wilde Irish Chocolates