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.