Lily O’Brien’s has been passionately creating mouth-watering chocolates in Co. Kildare since 1992 and currently employs more than 115 at its headquarters in Newbridge. Founded by Mary Ann O’Brien in her kitchen and named after her eldest daughter, Lily O’Brien’s has grown into a truly international brand over the past two decades, with exports accounting for 85% of annual turnover. Positioned as an affordable luxury, Lily O’Brien’s has maintained its position in the Irish market as one of the country’s best-loved premium chocolate brands with consistent market share, proven sales performance and a depth of range which appeals to a broad spectrum of consumers.
A proud member of the Love Irish Food campaign, the Irish chocolatier has been consistently ranked in the top 3 best-selling premium chocolate brands in Ireland. With stylish packaging, award-winning chocolate recipes and a range of products tailored to meet consumers shifting need-states and evolving tastes, Lily O’Brien’s consistently commands between 15-20% market share in the premium confectionery category during key confectionery seasons(Nielsen: Sales in Multiples). As an Irish company on the world-stage Lily O’Brien’s always remembers its roots in Ireland and proudly flies the flag for Irish quality and competitiveness. The company is mindful of its contribution to the local community and wider economy, working with Irish suppliers whenever possible. The passion Mary Ann felt for her chocolate products back in her 1992 kitchen can still be felt throughout the business to this day and remains at the heart of what makes Lily O’Brien’s stand out from competitors in a very busy Irish and international marketplace. Lily O’Brien’s Passionate about Chocolate.