Tuesday, March 31, 2009

do us a favour!

skelligs and cocoa bean are going to be featured on 'brides of franc' on rte 1 at 8.30pm on sunday. the programme follows peter kelly, otherwise known as franc, as he battles with the elements to create the wow factor in trevor and elba's dream wedding ... http://www.rte.ie/tv/franc/

Sunday, March 29, 2009

put your feet up with the papers

nice to see a lovely piece about our bars in the irish times this week...

irish times article

Sunday, March 22, 2009

spice up your life

i got breakfast in bed and a lovely pink top from my girls but no chocolates! thankfully i had the new batch of cocoa bean experiments to try. since going to the ife last sunday with colm and one of our most enthusiastic buyers, we have dreamed up a new reincarnation for one of my old favourites - the spice bar.

we combined the blend of cardamom, chilli and ginger with white chocolate to make a rich but playful spicy bar. i ate a lot of it to check the combination was correct - now i'm going to eat more with less chilli. next i might try some with a touch more cardamom. so much work to be done....

Saturday, March 21, 2009

mother's day

don't forget how much mums love chocolate......

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

eggs, eggs, eggs

look out for our fab easter eggs at magill's delicatessen, 14, clarendon street, dublin. telephone 6713830 -more stockists to follow . . .

Saturday, March 7, 2009

chocolate crazy

me and the family are currently on a inspirational chocolate tour of europe and it is unbelievable just how many chocolate shops there are! belgium, holland and northern france are currently our stomping ground and so i will over the next few weeks be giving a bit of gossip about the choice samples i get to enjoy....

Monday, March 2, 2009

easter eggs

look out for cocoa bean's new gin & tonic and rose and pistachio easter eggs available at harvey nichols in dublin and all uk stores. colm will be handing out samples of the new eggs in dundrum harvey nichols on the evening of april 2nd or catch emily and rachael on the evening of 8th april in manchester. all the loveliness of the bars, only more lovely...