I have loved chocolate since as long as I can remember and as I have got older my tastes have definitely changed to the likes of Thorntons and Hotel Chocolat which means I don’t have them very often but always enjoy them when I indulge. However about 10 years ago, whilst in Dublin visiting family, I discovered Lily O’Brien’s chocolates. I haven’t had the pleasure of having them again since so when I was recently asked if I would like to try out their summer chocolate collection of course my answer was going to be 100% YES!!
Lily O’Brien’s, started out by Mary Ann O’Brien in 1992 and named after her daughter Lily, create stunning luxury Irish chocolates and have established themselves as one of Ireland’s best-loved chocolatiers in recent years. Still based in Co. Kildare, Mary Ann and her team continue to develop their mouth-watering chocolate creations using the finest quality ingredients.
The Chocolate Desserts Collection, priced at around £10, contains a collection of the world’s best loved dessert recipes. With 18 assorted milk, white and dark chocolates there is certainly a chocolate for everyone! Each chocolate is a delicious mouthful of flavour and includes; Hazelnut Torte (praline in a white chocolate cup topped with dark chocolate and crushed hazelnut), Passion Fruit Posset (white chocolate truffle with passion fruit cased in white and milk chocolate), Banoffee Pie (banana infused caramel smothered in milk chocolate), Crème Brulee (vanilla custard truffle and caramel encased in a milk chocolate shell), Raspberry Infusion (raspberry chocolate truffle smothered in dark chocolate topped with white chocolate), and their award winning Key Limey Pie (zesty lime truffle smothered in dark chocolate). My favourite is definitely the Hazelnut Torte as it has a lovely mixture of chocolate and nut but the Key Limey Pie chocolate is extremely refreshing!
I don’t think I have to say we have thoroughly enjoyed taste-testing the Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Desserts Collection! They are a collection of stunning chocolates, with each individual chocolate a satisfying explosion of flavour. Each chocolate pot is a mouthful of deliciousness. There is not one chocolate that we didn’t like or couldn’t guess what dessert it was supposed to be! I would be more than happy to receive these for my birthday or Christmas and would also buy them for others as they would make a great gift too!
Disclaimer: we were sent the chocolates in order to write this however all opinions and views are honest and our own