5 Activities to Celebrate World Chocolate Day this Sunday!

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As World Chocolate Day approaches this Sunday, July 7th, Dublin offers a variety of activities for chocolate enthusiasts to celebrate this delicious day. Here are the top five chocolate-related activities you can enjoy in the city.

1. Visit Butlers Chocolate Experience

Butlers Chocolate Experience is a must-visit for any chocolate lover. Located in Clonshaugh, this tour takes you through the history of chocolate, the process of chocolate making, and offers a chance to see master chocolatiers at work. The highlight is undoubtedly the opportunity to create your own chocolate masterpiece. Tours include tastings and a visit to the on-site café and shop where you can purchase a variety of Butlers chocolates to take home.

2. Indulge in a Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Experience the ultimate indulgence with a chocolate-themed afternoon tea at The Westbury Hotel. This luxurious experience features a selection of chocolate pastries, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and a variety of chocolate-infused treats, paired with a selection of teas and champagne. It’s the perfect way to relax and savor an afternoon dedicated to chocolate.

3. Visit the Chocolate Factory

For an alternative chocolate experience, head to the Chocolate Factory in Dublin. This unique space, located in an old Williams & Woods chocolate factory, now serves as a creative community hub. While it houses a variety of artists and makers, it also offers a range of chocolate-themed events and workshops.

You can take part in chocolate-making workshops where you learn about the history of chocolate, the process of making it from bean to bar, and get hands-on experience crafting your own chocolates. The workshops are perfect for anyone looking to deepen their appreciation for chocolate and try their hand at being a chocolatier.

In addition, the Chocolate Factory hosts various events and pop-ups that often feature local chocolatiers and their products. It’s a great way to discover new flavors and meet fellow chocolate enthusiasts.

4. Enjoy a Chocolate Walking Tour

How about going on a chocolate walking tour with Fab Food Trails, where you can discover some of Dublin’s best chocolatiers and chocolate shops? The guided tour includes stops at several locations where you can taste a variety of chocolate treats, learn about the history and craft of chocolate making, and even meet some of the artisans behind these delicious creations.

5. Savour Hot Chocolate at Queen of Tarts

Queen of Tarts is a charming café known for its delectable baked goods and exceptional hot chocolate. Made with rich, high-quality chocolate, their hot chocolate is a perfect treat to enjoy on World Chocolate Day. Pair it with one of their famous chocolate desserts, such as the chocolate raspberry tart, for a truly indulgent experience.

Whether you’re tasting, creating, or simply indulging, these activities promise a sweet and memorable celebration of World Chocolate Day!

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Julia Labedz
Julia Labedz
Julia has several years of experience as a writer and editor, working with independent clients as well as larger organizations. Prior to working for ITTN she was a marketing executive. She has both a BA and MFA in English with Creative Writing, with an extensive professional and creative portfolio. In her free time, Julia works on her novel.

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