'Life after Hollywood is so sweet now for chocolatier...'
...is the caption for an article that appeared for Karen Gordon/Roscommon Chocolate Co. on 5 January 2014 in the Business section of the Sunday Independent, written by Louise McBride. ...Read more
2013...WHAT A YEAR !
We could not tie off the year without a BIG thanks to all our customers who supported us at the RDS Craft & Design Show, and through out the year. Last, but not the least, the grand finale of 2013 occurred at the Dublin Castle..... ...Read more
What would the Taste of Donegal Food Festival be without Roscommon chocolates? Well, we will not let you down! Look for us in Donegal Town on 23rd to the 25th of August.
The festival promises to be a great (3 day) event, with cookery demonstrations, entertainment, tastings and great, fresh-local product to purchase. This is a 'foodie' event not to be missed and we are looking forward to it....Read more
Roscommon Chocolate Co. to exhibit at the Brideswell Pattern Festival 2013/Gathering Event on Sunday the 28th of July for the second year in a row.
'The Brideswell Pattern has been a favourite of ours since 2006 when we first arrived in Ireland'. We are delighted to exhibit again this year. It is always so well organized and everyone is very supportive'. ...Read more
Roscommon Chocolate Co. joins Ivy Rose Floral Design for a Strokestown Gathering Event on Friday, 26th of July.
Mary Gaynor of Ivy Rose Floral Design has a lovely shop in the centre of Strokestown, which also sells assorted gifts, her paintings and Roscommon Chocolate Co. products. The event on the 26th included free floral demonstrations, wine, fruit & cheese and Roscommon Chocolate truffles. ...Read more
Roscommon Chocolate Co. exhibits for the first time at the Athlone Agri-Show on the 30th of June, in cooperation with 'Made in the Midlands'.
Making new friends is always a benefit of attending new festivals. We wish The Snack Tastic Food Co., Una and Eimear lots of luck with their new product. ...Read more
...the blessed sunshine reined this year at Bloom 2013. Roscommon Chocolate Co. enjoyed 5 glorious days at Bloom 2013 in Phoenix Park, held this year from 30th of May to the 3rd of June.
We were delighted to see many returning customers visit our stand, along with several of our friends and neighbours from Fourmilehouse....Read more
Roscommon Chocolate Co. participates in the Roscommon Lamb Festival 2013 - bigger and better than ever, with wall to wall activity from 1st - 6th of May.
Roscommon Chocolate Co. could be found again this year in The Roscommon Enterprise Craft tent for 3 days during the festival. We wish to thank our many friends and neighbours who supported us this year....Read more
Association of Teachers of Home Economics conference at the Radison Hotel in Athlone on Saturday, 27th of April invites Roscommon Chocolate Co. to display their products.
Roscommon Chocolate Co. was delighted to be invited to the ATHE conference at the Radison Hotel in April, which included a wonderful demo by Neven Maguire. Many thanks to Jenny Cooney and her staff for a great day....Read more
What a great time we had at the National Design & Craft Fair in the RDS this year!!
The RDS National Design & Craft Fair was held during a 5 day period from 5 - 9 December 2012. We were delighted to see many return customers from last year. Our new packaging was a great success and we sold truffles by the 'piece' so that everyone could sample the product that we are so proud of. We were commited to stocking enough product to last the 5 days, but fell short of that goal. We next year we won't make that same mistake. Thanks to everyone who supported us...and bought 'Irish' again this year. ...Read more
Roscommon Chocolate Co. attends the National Craft & Design Fair in Cork City on 22-25 November 2012.
We saw several old friends and met several new ones during the four-day fair. Many thanks to the residents of Cork City for their warm reception. We are delighted that you enjoyed our product, especially our new 'truffle' boxes, which were launched at the event....Read more
A big 'THANKS' is due the Meetwest event manager and committee for featuring Roscommon Chocolate Co.'s truffles at the recent Meetwest networking event, held at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone on the 20-21 November 2012.
Roscommon Chocolate Co. was unable to attend the event, due to a prior commitment to the National Craft and Design Fair in Cork City on that day. I'm sure we missed a great event, and we appreciate the order for our chocolates; at least our product was there to represent our enterprise here in Roscommon Town....Read more
Karen Gordon, on behalf of Roscommon Chocolate Co., attends the National Women's Enterprise Day (s) on 17-18 October 2012.
The event was held at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, County Laois. It was a truly inspiring 2 days, including keynote speakers, case study analysis, networking activities, individual mentors and some good, ole fashion socializing. Thanks to the Roscommon County Enterprise Board for sponsoring me for this event. ...Read more
Roscommon Chocolate Co. was invited to attend the Hans Sloane Chocolate Festival on the 23rd of September 2012, held on the grounds of the beautiful Killyleagh Castle.
The Killyleagh Castle was a spectacular venue!!! The entire festival lasts three days, with several different types of events organized. Too bad it is only held once every two years. Imagine, an entire marquee full of chocolate..but we held our own!! Many thanks to Meave Davison and her colleagues at the Hans Soane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival Committee. We had a great time....Read more
Roscommon Chocolate Co. attends Neven Maguire's cooking demo at the Kilronan Castle on 19 September 2012.
The event was held as a fund-raiser for the aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and local community development. Many thanks to Neven Maguire for his continued support of local business's. Needless to say, a good time was had by all that attended - a record crowd! Many thanks to Linda McLoughlin and Patricia Molloy for inviting us. It was a great evening. ...Read more
..'on the road again', but this time to Newcastle West, Co. Limerick for a two day festival for the 'Taste of WestFest' on the 15th and 16th of September 2012.
Roscommon Chocolate Co. attends Co. Leitrim's Lough Rynn Harvest Festival & Vintage Day on 2 September 2012.
The festival was a great family day out with loads of exhibits and fun activities for all ages. It was held on the beautiful grounds of the Lough Rynn Castle, and as luck would have it we were blessed with a gorgeous, sunny day. The festival was sponsered by the Leitrim Dev. Company Rural Development Programme....well organized and very well attended. ...Read more
..'in celebration of all aspects of country heritage', Roscommon Chocolate Co. joined this year's Brideswell Pattern Festival on Sunday, the 29th of June.
My first experience with the annual Brideswell Pattern was in July 2006. The festival is now bigger and better than ever, and we were delighted to be asked to participate....Read more
'All aboard for a Taste of Roscommon'....including a taste of Roscommon Chocolate Co's mouth watering chocolate truffles at the Volvo Ocean Race 2012 Galway on Friday evening, 6th of July at the LookWest.ie Stand.
We were delighted to join the Mayor of Roscommon County Council, Roscommon County Development Board, Roscommon Community Tourism Network, Leader Partnership and Failte Ireland to promote our County's food & drink producers....Read more
The 2012 Volvo Open Race's line up includes those indomitable chocolatiers from the Roscommon Chocolate Company. Catch them in Galway on 30 June - 2nd July 2012.
We had a great time at Bord Bia's Food Pavilion at the Volvo Ocean Race Global Village last month. There were 'wall to wall' cooking demo's that attracted an international audience of 'foodies'. A big 'thank you' is due to the Bord Bia staff, Cait Noone, Eimear O'Donnell, Ruth Hegarty and anyone else that I may have forgotten! And, dare I mention John O'Mahoney of Danucci (the competition!)..lovely guy, despite his affiliation!...Read more
Roscommon Chocolate Company's first appearance at the Bloom Festival 2012 on 31st May - 4th of June was considered a huge success.
We were thrilled to participate in the Bloom 2012 Festival this year as one of the lucky-chosen stallholders at the Artisan Food Market. There was great interest expressed in our products and we met loads of interesting people, including our own Taoiseach! What a wonderful surprise that was for us! We owe a big 'thank you' to Rebecca Moore, Linda Cullen and all the staff at Bord Bia for their kind, and most welcome support. We look forward to next year's event. ...Read more
Roscommon Chocolate Company attended the Roscommon Lamb Festival 2012 on 4 - 6 May.
Many, many thanks to all our friends and neighbours who visited our stand during the Roscommon Lamb Festival and supported our business....Read more
Yes, we cocoa can! Roscommon Chocolate Company recently featured in the Irish Times Food File, 31 March 2012
Karen Gordon set up the Roscommon Chocolate Company two years ago and she now makes 20 varieties of truffles by hand - milk, dark "and, begrudgingly, a couple in 'white' chocolate", as well as these caramel and ganache-filled Easter eggs....Read more