Lily O'Brien's Chocolates started life as the brainchild of Mary Ann O'Brien. O'Brien honed her chocolate-making skills working with world-class chefs and chocolatiers in both South Africa and Europe before starting her own mini enterprise from her Co. Kildare kitchen in 1992.

With little more than two saucepans, a wooden spoon and her then toddler, Lily, acting as production manager, Mary Ann began to create high-quality chocolate recipes for friends and family. Named after her daughter, Lily O'Brien's chocolates soon established itself as one of Ireland's best-loved chocolatiers.

With Mary Ann still at the heart of the business, the passion that first inspired her chocolate honeycomb hedgehogs is still present in every aspect of the business, and family values remain at the core.

Based in the centre of Co. Kildare, Mary Ann and her team continue to develop mouth-watering chocolate creations using the finest-quality ingredients.

Product Range Product Range

Gifting Chocolates

Sharing Chocolates

Impulse/Snacking Chocolates

Seasonal Chocolates

Easter Eggs

Baking Chocolate

Foodservice Bulk Products

Dessert Pots (Chocolate Mousses)

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Globe Markets Supplied

Australia Europe North America UK & NI

Channels Supplied Key Channels Supplied


Why choose us

The team at Lily O'Brien's has a window on the world of flavours - working with cutting-edge innovators and looking to trends in the wider food environment for inspiration on exciting new flavour combinations.

All chocolates are developed and researched with consumer groups to ensure an exceptional taste experience. The company holds well-established relationships with premium retailers worldwide.

Our Awards

Several Great Taste Awards

Blas na hÉireann Awards

2015 Mercury Award

Our Accreditations

RSPO Certified