Chocolates with a worthy cause

All chocolate lovers take note: there is a new chocolate on the block!

Chocolate company Made In Africa (MIA) is bringing its nine chocolate bars to Donnybrook Fair Stores in Greystones and Malahide.

The chocolate range follows the bean-to-bar concept and the entire chocolate-making process - from roasting, shelling, grinding and tempering to packaging - takes place under the same roof in Madagascar.

Not only does this ensure the freshest ingredients, it also creates more added-value and skilled jobs for people in the country where the beans are sourced.

There are some exotic flavour combinations in the chocolate range, such as baobab and salted nibs or hemp and almond, as well as some more well-known ones such as almond and coconut or plain dark chocolate.

As the cherry on top, the company allocates 1% of all company sales to development projects.

You can also purchase MIA chocolates online from its supply chain partner Proudly Made in Africa. The RRP is €3.99 to €4.99.

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Atlantic Drifters @ Pálás

Many might remember Eoin Coyle’s Atlantic Drifters Food Truck from his days along the Long Walk in Galway during lockdown.

Whether you’ve ever treated yourself to one of his many delicious dishes or not, you will be happy to hear that Eoin and his team are setting up shop in Pálás Cinema’s bar.

From 3 March, the Atlantic Drifters will be cooking up a menu that lends itself for a small meal before and after a visit to the movies (or any time really).

The menu will have some customer favourites, such as the much-loved fish tacos, as well as a rotating menu in line with seasonality and availability.

A strong focus on local ingredients will also be a major component of the menu.

Eoin Coyle is full of excitement to start this new adventure: “I'm beyond excited to be setting up Atlantic Drifters in such a beautiful building and in such a historic part of Galway. I hope to make my neighbourhood proud. The food is going to be class and the craic will be 90."

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