Arcane Chocolate at Avoca

Oct 01, 2023

We are delighted to welcome Arcane Chocolate to our Avoca Food Markets in Kilmacanoge, Dunboyne, Malahide, Ballsbridge and Monkstown!

Head Chocolatier Erik Van Der Veken of Arcane Chocolates creates beautiful and delicious chocolates in his Kildare studio. The Arcane chocolate range is decadent and completely artisanal, crafted from the finest Irish ingredients. With a deep appreciation for the raw ingredient of cacao, Arcane create the ultimate luxury chocolates from the humble truffle to intricate chocolate sculptures.

Erik studied in Belgium, the chocolate capital. From there he went on to be Chocolatier for the iconic Café Royal Hotel in Piccadilly, London, and then to MARC Patisserie as Head Chocolatier. In 2018, Erik was accpeted into the Chocolate Ambassadors Club, and later in 2019 Arcane Chocolate was born. Erik's vision for Arcane is to be known as a brand synonomous with chocolate indulgence for chocolate lovers in Ireland and beyond.

Erik will be hosting a special Easter pop up at our Kilmacanoge store on the 9th and 10th of April from 12pm - 3pm. He will be showcasing his fabulous chocolate range and demonstrating how he crafts his incredible eggs. What's more, he will be offering delicious tasters and samples throughout the day. Erik will also be creating a special, giant chocolate egg during his pop up, and one lucky winner will be taking it home with them to share and enjoy for Easter!

In the meantime, if you'd like to browse some of our other favourite Easter chocolates and goodies, you can do that here!