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“Really fun, informative and interactive experience”

Butlers Chocolate Experience
Ranked #4 of 38 Food & Drink in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit the Butlers Chocolate Experience - the ultimate chocolate discovery tour in Ireland. Based in the home of Ireland's favourite chocolates, a visit here is a must for chocolate lovers of all ages. Butlers Chocolate Movie: Travel through time in the world of chocolate in our cinema. Discover how the Aztecs created the first known chocolate and find out how the taste for chocolate developed all over the world. Hear about the history of Butlers and unearth some interesting facts about our origins and where we are today. Chocolate Museum: Explore this treasure trove full of chocolate and Butlers memorabilia. Enjoy a rainforest experience, see artefacts from the Aztecs and follow the journey of chocolate and Butlers to the present day. Chocolate Gallery: See for yourself our factory in operation from the Chocolate Gallery, enjoying a bird's eye view of our chocolates being created from start to finish by our chocolatiers. This part of the experience is both fascinating and educational.Experience Room: The ultimate part of the tour where participants get the chance to dress like a chocolatier and try their hand at decorating their own chocolate novelty, which they then bring home. Enjoy demonstrations of how chocolates are enrobed and shells are filled and decorated. Butlers Chocolate Experience Opening Times:Butlers Chocolate Experience is open from Monday (inclusive of bank holidays) to Saturday & some Sundays (subject to availability) for guided tours only. Tours must be booked in advance.Group tours, school tours and birthday parties also must be booked in advance.Check our website and on-line booking facility for availability. Butlers Chocolate Experience Tickets and Family Admission The Ultimate Chocolate Experience: €13.50 per person. This includes: Chocolate Movie, Chocolate Museum, Chocolate Gallery and a visit to the Chocolate Experience Room. Family Price €50 - (2 adults and 2 children under 12,). All visits must be booked in advance. Book on-line to avail of a discount. Facilities:Butlers Chocolate Cafe onsite offering a range of beverages, confectionery, sweet treats and savoury breakfast and lunch options. Plenty of parking onsite, Disabled Access, Baby changing faculties Directions to Butlers Chocolate Experience In DublinButlers Chocolate Experience is located in Clonshaugh Business Park, Oscar Traynor Road, Dublin 17 - just five minutes from the junction of M1 and M50. M50/M1 Interchange (Northbound on the M50) When approaching the end of the M50 towards the start of the M1, take the left lane signposted for the City Centre. Once on the exit keep left as you will be taking the exit just before the Port Tunnel for Coolock. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Oscar Traynor Road. Continue for approximately 1km until you come to the fourth set of traffic lights, you will see the entrance to Clonshaugh Business Park on your left hand side. Butlers Chocolates is the 4th turn on your left once you enter the estate and is the first building on your right.
Reviewed 22 October 2011

This is a great way to spend two hours - is perfect for children and adults alike!
After a sit down film and q&a session about the history of chocolate and where dark, milk and white chocolate comes from you walk along a glazed balcony overlooking the actual production line for Butlers Chocolates - this is the only place in the world where Butler's Chocolates are made! It was fascinating to watch and for the process to be explained.

We then went into a 'mini factory' where we donned white coats and hairnets to watch a mini version of the process and then to decorate our own hollow chocolate whilst sampling what we had just seen made in front of us.

A really great interactive tour - wheelchair / buggy friendly and great for all ages.

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Reviewed 26 August 2011

I would like to congratulate Ross, our chocolate tour guide, who made this chocolate experience a funny yet informative one. I had asked him to speak slowly as i had to translate for members of my family who flew in from France and didn't speak english, and Ross glady obliged, making sure they understood everything. We started by a short film explaining the origins of chocolate and explaining different sorts of chocolates. Then a factory tour, above the factory floor on a separate walkway, so not to disturb the people at work and i guess for hygiene reasons too. It was very interesting to see chocolates being made from scratch. And then, the chocolate workshop which was brilliant, we got to dress up as chocolate "engineers" with blue hairnets and white coats and we went into our workshop where chocolate teddy bears (one each) awaited to be decorated by us with melted white chocolate, chocolate dips etc.. ! Great fun, even for us, in our 40's ! They explained how they make Easter Eggs and Hollow Shapes and we got to taste different chocolates all throughout the tour. You get a Certificate at the end as well ! All in all, i would recommend this tour, we had a very nice, relaxing, fun and tasty afternoon. It was a different experience not to be missed. Well done and thanks again Ross for answering all our questions !

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