Celtic Chocolates, Ireland

*quick rant – yet another great Irish food brand without a website. This one is going for 10 years, employs nearly 20 people (as far as I can tell) and has just started a great new line with the UK in their sites. And no website to support that growth. Words fail me, seriously. There is an address on their packaging but it does not exist. And it used to, I saw it. Enough, end of rant*

I met the founder of this business years ago (Joe Callery) and he is passionate about the quality of what they do. Production of their lines for people who have allergies is taken seriously – the line is closed down and steam cleaned to remove all traces of previous raw materials before a Dairy Free batch is made. That was then and it would not surprise me if they have dedicated lines now.

Their chocolates are award winning at the Great Taste Awards and they have some Fairtrade products as well. however the standout for me right now is the Vegan Caramel Choices – truely the best non-dairy soft toffee which I have tasted (check out the core raw material here). These are available around Ireland and should be in the UK as well. Check them out.

keith

UPDATE – have just published an entry for Celtic on the Irish FoodBase: http://irishfoodbase.com/celtic-chocolates-meath/

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9 thoughts on “Celtic Chocolates, Ireland

  1. I cannot say what a lifesaver this company has been for us with our allergies! They have saved Christmas more than once. I wish they did have a site so I could tell them how much I (and others) appreciate them.

  2. Agreed. Best non-dairy chocolates I’ve tasted. I only discovered them recently in an unlikely place in the West of Ireland and have been looking out for them since. Anyone know where they can be purchased in Dublin? Haven’t seen them in healthfood shops at all.

  3. Helen, we’ve gotten them in Tesco around Christmas, but I think the larger ones carry them year round. Might ask in your health food shop, maybe they can order them in for you?

  4. They are in The Health Store in Kilkenny (www.thehealthstore.ie) as well as the local SuperValue so they are emerging more into the mainstream :-)keith

  5. Forgot one other possible source – my local garage stock them and they are part of Applegreen franchise. They also stock the Divine chocolate brand.keith

  6. Helen said
    If you are looking for dairy, wheat and egg free choices carmel chocolates are the ones. They are Divine. It’s a pity they can not be got in more places.

  7. hello does anyone know where these are available in Dublin Rathmines/Walkinstown area? or if there is a similar brand of vegan friendly treats?

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