Head Chocolatier & Founder
Great family cooking was a part of Gráinne Mullins’ childhood, and she grew up in Galway with a love and respect for good food. Setting foot in a commercial kitchen as a teenager only deepened her connection with food and she began working part-time in the pastry section of five-star hotels. Interrupting a science degree to move to France, she spent two years working in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Aix-en-Provence. Cooking won out over science, with Gráinne following her heart. Returning home to work in pastry in many of Ireland’s leading kitchens, the self-taught chef was the winner of the prestigious 2019 Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year. Channelling the skills, artistry and joy she has learned from some of the country’s most talented chefs, Gráinne founded Grá Chocolates in her hometown of Kilchreest in 2020.
At Grá Chocolates, we start with the finest ingredients in the world: ethically sourced Valrhona Chocolate, Casa Luker cocoa butter and the world’s best dairy produce – Irish cream and butter.
Created in small batches, each chocolate takes three days to create. Our moulds are hand polished to ensure a glossy, luxurious sheen before we add the colourful hand-painted decoration. Each filling is perfected to a signature recipe, ensuring decadently delicious flavour. Ingredients change with the seasons, drawing on Ireland’s rich larder. We never take shortcuts, because we know that each step plays a key role in perfecting each indulgent confection.
The Taste of Happiness
Luxurious and decadent, Grá Chocolates are exquisite artisan confections made with love in county Galway.
Created and crafted in small batches by award-winning pastry chef, Gráinne Mullins, each exquisite chocolate is meticulously made and painted by hand. Combining the finest raw ingredients with native Irish flavours, it’s time to experience the pure taste of happiness.