Skelligs Chocolate is a family-run business based in Co Kerry, overlooking St Finian's Bay and, on a good day, the Skelligs them-selves.
Set up by Colm O Healai eight years ago, it has grown steadily, organically, to the stage where it is now one of a handful of highly-credible boutique Irish food businesses. Invention is key at Skelligs, and all chocolates are hand-made with a variety of fillings, and in a variety of forms: truffles, clusters, pralines and bars, as well as hampers, boxes and even a range of chocolate shoes.
However, given the time of year, let your attention be diverted to the remarkable Easter eggs, made of solid, straight-through chocolate - truly the gift of gifts for chocolate lovers. In simple combinations of white, milk and dark chocolate, or more exotic flavours, including hazelnut praline, fruity strawberry and champagne, or chocolate mint brittle, these are a luxurious, artisanal option for those who take their chocolate seriously indeed.