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The Chocolate Shop

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You might not think it to look at Rosemary Daly’s petite and pretty perfect little chocolate shop, in Cork’s legendary English Market, but this tiny space is actually a revolutionary hub.

Ms Daly’s revolutionary activity has been the education of Irish people in the arts of chocolate, and the creation of appreciation for the art of the chocolatier. Irish people used to eat chocolate that wasn’t really chocolate at all. But places like the Chocolate Shop have shown many people the true path of chocolate truth. By introducing us to Amedai Jamaica 70% Cru, or Akesson’s 75% Madagascar with pink pepper, the scales have fallen from our eyes: if this is chocolate, real chocolate, then what on earth is that other stuff?

Never mind the other stuff: just get some Wilkie’s organic 75% Tumbes, stone ground in Midleton just a clatter of miles from the English Market, and you will understand just exactly what the revolution is all about. There has never been such a delicious, inspiring, revolution.

Rosemary Daly
English Market, Cork, County Cork
+ 353 21 4255558

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