PICS: Everyone Must Visit This Irish Chocolate Haven At Least Once

By Alana Laverty

May 11, 2017 at 3:37pm


Ever heard of Hazel Mountain Chocolate?

Well, now you have. 

And we're telling you — your life will never be the same.

Born at the foot of the Burren mountains in Co. Clare, this boutique bean-to-bar chocolate factory is one of Ireland's best handmade products. 

Founded in 2014, the chocolate factory expanded from Clare to Galway when they opened their Chocolate Shop and Cacao Brew Bar on Middle Street. 

And it is a treasure trove of all things chocolate. 

Your tastebuds shall be forever destroyed after tasting their signature, indulgent hot chocolate. 

It's quite possibly the best on planet earth and we'd love it on a tap in our kitchen, thanks.

Thick, creamy hot chocolate, a generous dollop of fresh cream and a sprinkle of milk chocolate flakes. Yummmmmmm.

Cacao beans are roasted and ground on site to create the highest quality of chocolate — the first of its kind in Ireland. 

And you can taste the innovation and creativity in every single bite and in every single sip. 

They serve delish, seasonal, chocolate infused lunches in their Hazel Mountain Café in the Burren which makes for the perfect addition to an idyllic day out in this special part of Ireland. 

Hike + chocolate = our best lives. 

Like this grilled halloumi with apple and chocolate chutney on rye. 

Yes — on so many levels. 

And this wild nettle soup with cacao butter hummus and pesto on cacao nib sourdough.

Christ alive. 

Hazel Mountain sell bars, boxes of chocs, raw cacao nibs and powder, hot chocolate mix and lots of other yummy bits 'n' bobs including baked goods and treats. 

You need to visit these chocolate masters IMMEDIATELY. 

Find them on Middle Street, Galway and Oughtmama, Bellharbour, Co. Clare. 

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