From the shoreline, it began a bumpy ride on horse and cart across 5.9 miles to NearyNógs. As Ireland’s first bean to bar chocolate makers, NearyNógs Stoneground Chocolate Makers craft exceptional confectionery in their solar-powered factory overlooking the Irish Sea. Our Sail Boat Chocolate was broken down into slates, tempered and packaged in recyclable, biodegradable packaging before the final leg of its adventure to Piccadilly.
It began its return journey, en route to our Chocolate Wonderland, by horse and cart on its way to Rostrevor. It was then transported from the Mourne Mountains shoreline, once again, by volunteers in Drontheim rowing boats headed in the direction of Carlingford Lough. Here it was met by beautiful sailing boat, Klevia, whose white sails powered the chocolate by wind to Port Penrhyn, in Bangor, North Wales.
As the final leg of this sustainable journey was entirely on land, we sought our very own Fortnum & Mason electric vans to deliver our exquisite Sailboat Chocolate home to Piccadilly.
Now, you can play your part in this exciting story by visiting us in Piccadilly and trying it for yourself. Once you do, we're sure you'll agree that it is every bit worth the journey – thanks to the fine flavour Trinitario cocoa with ascending levels of cocoa solids, each one with different tasting notes too.
Whether as a unique gift for a friend or as a treat for yourself, this is a chocolate like no other. You might call it chocolate on a mission.
With special thanks to everyone who made this possible, including:
Chantal Coady OBE, founder member of the Academy of Chocolate, co-founder of The Chocolate Society and founder of Rococo Chocolates.
Shane and Dorothy Neary from NearyNógs
Joanne Orr Carriages
Gerry Brennan from Silvery Light Sailing
All the Carlingford Lough volunteers.
Stephen Reid at Grafters Media