In the small town of Oughtmama in County Clare, Ireland, sits a small chocolate factory and boutique. Just off the road, there is a little cottage serving fresh coffee, tea and pastries and a little pathway to the back of the house. Behind the main cottage is a boutique offering the tastiest chocolate in Northern Europe.
Hazel Mountain Chocolate is a small operation by a family who runs it out of their 300-year-old family farm. Kasha and John Connolly own the place and it’s nothing but love – you can see it in the details. bonbons, truffles, filled chocolate and chocolate bars are all part of the products offered. There’s pieces with hints of salted caramel, handcrafted pralines, dark chocolate bars with ground almond and wild blueberry. Local and imported ingredients are used. This cute shop is worth the stop as you won’t be able to forget the kindness of the owners or the deliciousness of their work.