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“Sweet!”

Butlers Chocolate Experience
Ranked #4 of 35 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.
Cork
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Sweet!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

My wife and I went with our 6 and 3 year old who had a ball. Friendly guides, lots of chocolate, activities for the kids and an info movie that was just the right length added up to a super afternoon. You don't actually get to walk on the factory floor, just on the glassed balcony above but you still have a great view of the action. I would have liked a bit more instruction on the chocolate bear painting though. You're pretty much left to your own devices. Really worth doing though. Good value and 10% off merchandise in the shop too!

Visited June 2014
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ButlersChocolates, Manager at Butlers Chocolate Experience, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your very nice review. We are very happy to know that your family had such a great time with us here at the Butlers Chocolate Experience and thank you also for mentioning so many of the super aspects of the experience that our visitors enjoy so much when they come for a tour. We are truly delighted that we were able to welcome you all here and that you had such a great afternoon with your children. We appreciate your feedback.
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“Choctastic Tour”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Just back today from the Butlers Chocolate Experience.
We had the 15.30 tour. Because of this the chocolate machines/workers had mostly gone but our tour guide Tara, was very good at pointing out the various machines and what they did.
There were 12 on our tour and it was a good number. We could all look through the windows as there was room for everybody.
They certainly DO NOT SCRIMP on the chocolates being handed out during the tour and it was a decent sized chocolate bear to decorate at the end. The little quiz book was fun for the kids to find the different pictures during the tour. So I think it is worth the money.
I recommend this trip for families with young children. We found it quite enjoyable :)

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ButlersChocolates, Manager at Butlers Chocolate Experience, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you for your choctastic review! We are delighted to get your feedback from your recent visit to our Butlers Chocolate Experience. We are also very happy to hear that you and your family had such an enjoyable time, found us to be good value for money and had plenty of chocolate to enjoy and decorate. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us, we really appreciate it.
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“Good tour and plenty if samples”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

I brought a group to do the tour along with decorating a chocolate Easter bunny. The tour is more appropriate for older kids and adults, but adults and kids alike really enjoyed the decorating workshop which also included more samples.

Visited April 2014
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ButlersChocolates, Manager at Butlers Chocolate Experience, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you for your nice review. We are very happy to hear that your group enjoyed their visit to us here at the Butlers Chocolate Experience. The decorating of the chocolate novelties and the nice samples are always very popuar with our visitors, of all ages! We very much appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future.
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I would not recommend this tour at the weekend as the factory does not operate and this completely changes the visit, I was not told this when I booked the tour over the phone! There is very little chocolate given for tasting on the day. Could not fault the tour guide, she was excellent even though the experience was not!

Visited May 2014
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ButlersChocolates, Manager at Butlers Chocolate Experience, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback. If you would like to discuss your tour at the Butlers Chocolate Experience further please email us at experience@butlers.ie with your contact details and we will contact you directly. Thank you again.
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“Fab Experience”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Went there last weekend with my 10yr old and boyfriend. It was so good my little girl wants to work there when she grows up lol. It is a brilliant attraction, very educational for all and they still manage to keep it fun. The tour guides and all of the staff were very friendly. Would recommend the experience to everyone :)

Visited May 2014
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ButlersChocolates, Manager at Butlers Chocolate Experience, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review of your recent visit to our Butlers Chocolate Experience. We are delighted to hear that you and your family had such a fun, interesting and tasty experience and found everyone so friendly. We really enjoy showing our visitors a wonderful time and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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