Then: Back in 2014, Irish Country Living met Kasha Connolly, who had just launched Hazel Mountain Chocolate. From a long line of bakers in Poland, Kasha first moved to Ireland in 2007, but after falling in love with her future husband, John, relocated to his family’s suckler farm in Belharbour, Co Clare, to run the Burren Wild Baker Café from his granny’s former cottage and also launch their boutique bean-to-bar chocolate factory and brand.

Now: 2016 saw a second Hazel Mountain Chocolate shop open in Galway city, as well as the publication of Kasha’s second cookbook. At the height of last season, the business was employing 18 staff between both premises, with celebrity fans including Nigella Lawson.