Lidl Ireland sign seasonal supplier deal with Skelligs Chocolate just in time for Easter
Lidl Ireland are delighted to announce a new contract with Skelligs Chocolate. This new deal will see the Kerry based chocolatier supply a range of exclusive Handmade Chocolate Easter Eggs to Lidl stores nationwide under the retailer’s “Deluxe” own brand range this April.
This latest deal will expand the chocolatier and confectionary producers’ range of locally produced products to include an exclusive range of handmade Deluxe Easter eggs that contain three delicious truffles hidden inside. The beautifully packaged eggs will be available for just €9.99 each in Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Chocolate Vanilla Ganache Truffles; White Chocolate Easter Egg with three Lemon and Lime Truffles and Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with three Milk Chocolate Truffles.
Skelligs Chocolates was founded in 1996 by Michael and Amanda McGowan with a team of four employees. The chocolate factory now employees more than 37 people. Skelligs started working with Lidl Ireland in 2021 when Lidl signed Skelligs onto their Kick Start Supplier Development Programme. The Kick Start Supplier Development Programme is run by Lidl Ireland and supported by Bord Bia, it is designed to help small and medium Irish food and drink businesses that need support in growing their brand and building their supply network.
Skelligs Chocolates currently supply an existing assortment of sustainable and plant-based Cocoa Bean Chocolate Bars to Lidl stores nationwide in Mint, Maple & Pecan, Salted Caramel and Orange chocolate variety.
Commenting on the contract extension and highlighting the commitment by Lidl to work with local Irish suppliers and further develop their product portfolio, Zoe Russell, Buyer, Lidl Ireland said:
“At Lidl, we are passionate to work with local Irish producers to develop an amazing array of quality products. We have been working with Skelligs for more than two years and their existing range of sustainable chocolate bars have been a real hit with Lidl customers.
We are delighted to announce this brand-new collaboration with Skelligs on creating our brand-new range of Handcrafted Deluxe Easter Eggs – they are a fabulous product, with an exceptional price point for our customers. We look forward to them coming to store further demonstrating our commitment to offer quality Irish products with the best prices in the market. Our customers are in for a real treat with these phenomenal tasting range of Handcrafted Easter eggs.”
Adding Breffney O’Dowling Keane, Managing Director, Skelligs Chocolate said:
“We are delighted to sign this latest deal with Lidl, bringing our handcrafted eggs to Lidl customers this Easter. With more than 27 years experience in creating award-winning handmade chocolate, Skelligs Chocolate, located on the west coast of Ireland, is moulded by our people and our place. Our products reflect this sense of place with locally sourced ingredients and flavours.”
Pictured Henry Howard, Buying Director, Lidl Ireland, Zoe Russell, Buyer, Lidl Ireland, and Breffney O’Dowling Keane, Managing Director, Skelligs Chocolate
Lidl is proud to bring the best of Irish produce to its customers with its existing and ever-growing network of more than 400+ Irish suppliers. Skelligs Easter Eggs will be available to buy in Lidl stores nationwide under the Deluxe easter range for €9.99 For further information and to view Lidl’s range of products and instore offers please visit www.Lidl.ie
Full list of Skelligs Chocolate products available in Lidl Stores Nationwide, please note prices are subject to change however are accurate at time of release.
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