The Discovery Tour at Russborough House, this Easter!

A great big Thank You to Russborough House for featuring our delicious little Lily O’Brien’s chocs as part of their Easter 2014, Discovery Tours! Russborough House is a stately house situated near the Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow, often referred to as the most beautiful house in Ireland! It was built between 1740 and 1750 in the palladian style by Richard Castle (Cassells) and displays fine stucco ceilings by the Lafranchini brothers, marvellous plasterwork and a wonderful mahogany staircase. It

10 Of the Best UK and Ireland Easter Events

Kensington Palace Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is just around the corner and there are plenty of fun events across the UK and Ireland going on to keep kids entertained over the school holidays. The little ones can enjoy Easter egg hunts, live entertainment and of course Easter bonnet parades. Older children also have a great pick this year with everything from nature trails to live shows with a Deadly 60 presenter! Whatever age your children are, you are sure to find the perfect Easter event

Four of Our Favourite Easter Recipes

chocolate biscuit bunny

To celebrate Easter we’ve been super busy finding, making, and trying lots of delicious recipes (it’s a hard life!) and turning our favourites into downloadable, printable recipe cards. If you’d like to try them too just click on your favourite recipe to load the full sized, printable version. We’ve also recommended using Lily O’Brien’s chocolate drops in the recipes – you can buy them here. You’re welcome to share the cards on your own site too; just please attribute us

Celebrating Mums this Mother’s Day!

Mother's-Day-infographic

Mums are brilliant, aren’t they? Not only do they have the hard task of creating a new life and carrying it for nine months, but they take care of us throughout our lives. For most of us they’re our personal chefs, chauffeurs, cleaners, and so much more. In fact a massive 71% of women say that their mum is one of their best friends! It’s Mother’s Day this month (in the UK and Ireland at least!) so we’ve pulled together

10 Great Gift Ideas for Mothers Day

1. The V&A Aquarelle Duvet Set                        This soothing, contemporary duvet set is a perfect gift for busy mums. After a long week of taking care of the little ones, let them enjoy a relaxing lie in with a good book and a cosy duvet. 2. Madison Zig Zag Scarf This cute and cheerful striped scarf is a brilliant fashion accessory and a practical gift too. Wear it to keep you warm in the spring or as a smart but casual

10 Of the Best Valentine’s Date Movies That Guys Will Enjoy Too!

Valentine's Day at Lily O'Brien's

You know what they say? “Fail to plan and you may as well plan to fail”, so while Valentine’s Day might be a few weeks away, it’s around this time us fellas might want to start considering our plans, you know the ones where we need to be romantic and earn some brownie points. Dinner, dancing, drinks, maybe a show or a surprise weekend away? Either way, you need to start thinking about things soon! Even if you just end

Celebrate with Lily O’Brien’s – Win one of 3 spectacular parties!

Win a party with Lily O'Brien's - Celebrate with Lily O'Brien's

At Lily O’Brien’s we have seen first-hand how chocolate can bring people together through sharing and gifting chocolates.   So why not mark a key moment in your life? From a special birthday, wedding reception or even a hen party – It doesn’t matter what the party is, just gather all the people you love and celebrate together on us. Look for the special leaflet inside selected boxes or, if you have ordered online, you’ll receive an email with your

Chocolate Tasting Tours at Russborough House

Russborough House, Co. Wicklow

A great big Thank You to Russborough House for featuring our delicious little Lily O’Brien’s chocs as part of their December Chocolate Tasting Tours! Russborough House is a stately house situated near the Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow, often referred to as the most beautiful house in Ireland! It was built between 1740 and 1750 in the palladian style by Richard Castle (Cassells) and displays fine stucco ceilings by the Lafranchini brothers, marvellous plasterwork and a wonderful mahogany staircase. It

Triple Chocolate Tart with Lily O’Brien’s deliciously dark chocolate drops!

Triple Chocolate Tart

It’s recipe time! We asked one of our favourite bloggers, Helen from The Crazy Kitchen to create a very special recipe using our very own delicious chocolate drops. Here is Helen’s mouthwatering triple chocolate tart: Want to make it for yourself? You will need… Pastry 250g Plain flour Pinch of salt 20g Cocoa Powder 25g Icing sugar 140g Cold Butter, diced 2-3 tbsp cold water   Filling 100ml boiling water 50g Lily O’Brien’s Dark chocolate buttons        15g Cocoa Powder 190g