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“Chocolate heaven”

Butlers Chocolate Experience
Ranked #11 of 42 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 July 14, 2013

We did this tour yesterday and found it brilliant, the staff really know their stuff, you get to see the factory where ALL Butlers chocolate gets made and packed (most of which is hand done) The smell of chocolate around the place is intoxicating :) And the make and do section at the end is the best fun :D You can then finish (or start) in the cafe with a nice cuppa and a chocolate treat (well it would be rude not to)

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ButlersChocolates, Manager at Butlers Chocolate Experience, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Thank you for reviewing your visit to our factory tour. We are delighted you had such a fun time and enjoyed the chocolate so much (and the cafe also). We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

I visited the factory today with my 20 yr old niece and 12 yr old son. I have to compliment everyone for a fantastic visit. The tour guides were exceptional. Overall we had a great morning and especially enjoyed the last part where we decorated the chocolate bear. Our creativity leaves a lot to be desired but we all had great fun. Looking forward to eating it now. Well done Butlers. I will definitely be recommending this tour to anyone who'll listen.

Thank Gillian C
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ButlersChocolates, Manager at Butlers Chocolate Experience, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you and your son and neice had such an enjoyable time and we thank you for your future recommendations. We hope to see you back again soon!

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Great chocolate & good coffee in many locations in Dublin, what more could you want! The hand made white & dark chocolates I tried were delicious!

Thank katrinaw
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We visited in May for my daughters 9th birthday with some of her friends. It was great and the girls really enjoyed it. The video and museum were really interesting. But the experience room was the icing on the cake - or even on the chocolate teddy! Had some lovely chocolates to taste along the way. I have to hand it to our guides on the day - they were excellent - answering questions and really good with the girls. We used the picnic area outside after and that worked really well too.

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ButlersChocolates, Manager at Butlers Chocolate Experience, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience here at the visitors centre for your daughters birthday party. We are really delighted that she and her friends had a wonderful visit and that you were able to have the added enjoyment of our great picnic area afterwards. We aim to make every child feel very special when they visit us and especially on their birthday and we are very grateful you took the time to write this lovely review. We hope to see you back again soon!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Lovely coffee and the most delicious chocolates.
Simply a pleasant place for a small bite if you are not too hungry.

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