While planning your travel, the first thing you search for might be the attractions, and what’s the 2nd?
For me, food! As a vegetarian and dessertarian, while my friends are searching for typical local dishes, I’m searching for best sweets and cafes around. So when it comes to O’ Conaill chocolate shop-widely credited as having the best chocolate in Ireland, that means nobody can stop me from going there.
食物!身為一位素食者與嗜甜者,當我的朋友在尋找道地美食的時候我則在尋找有特色的咖啡廳或甜點。所以當我知道這家O’ Conaill chocolate shop被評比為擁有全愛爾蘭最好吃的巧克力的時候-那就代表了我說什麼也不會錯過它。
What is special about their hot chocolate is that they were brewed from chocolate flakes instead of chocolate powder, which you can see while they were making it in front of you. From their menu, you can find a category called O’ Conaill’s special, if you prefer sweeter hot chocolates you can try these ones which they mix hazelnut in.
他們特別的地方在於他們的熱巧克力是用巧克力碎片沖泡而成,非普通的巧克力粉。菜單上你可以看到有一個類別叫O’ Conaill’s special,如果你喜歡甜一點的人就可以點這區,是另外加了榛果的,比較甜
For drinks we had their Milk&White hot chocolate and Milk&Dark hot chocolate. The Milk&White is sweeter, but both of their sweetness are acceptable, and they will be accompanied with some chocolate chips by the side.
飲料的部分我們點了Milk&White hot chocolate及Milk&Dark hot chocolate。白巧克力會甜一點,但是2杯的甜度都是可以接受的,而旁邊會附上巧克力豆。
When it comes to chocolate beverages, the most important thing is that after the whole cup you should still be satisfied by the sweetness and not sick of it, O’ Conaill make sure of this! After the first sip, 3 of your sense s will be satisfied, your eyes, nose and taste. The scent of the chocolate will be overwhelmed in your nose and tongue, if you put your face close enough to the cup, your eyes as well! The combination of the milk and chocolate is the perfect amount which you can taste both of them and they won’t steal the scent of each other.
Here comes the highlight-Brownie! I can promise you that this is the best brownie I have ever tasted in my entire life! At the counter I was struggling if I should get the cake or the brownie (because the cake seems fancier), luckily brownie won at last.
(The cakes that almost got me!)
The brownie will be heated before serving, from the pictures you can tell that the inside of the brownie is wet which makes it tastes similar to chocolate fondant, and the outer of the brownie is crunchy. So this brownie’s texture is the combination of soft melted and crunchy, what can I expect more for a brownie! If you think this brownie is too sweet for you, with the cream aside makes the sweetness taste less.
If you are like me, so in love with their chocolate, they sell chocolate also next to the counter. You can find chocolate chips for baking (which they served with your hot chocolate), chocolate flakes chocolate spoons (make your own hot chocolate) and chocolate bars of course which has a variation of percentage.
If you got the chance to visit Cork but did not visit this amazing chocolate place, you will regret it. If you visited this place but didn’t try their brownie, I will say you just said bye to the taste of heaven.
Enjoy! And let me know if you love this place as much as I do.
And don’t miss out my other post for what to do in Cork: Falling in Love with Cork