Temptation Pâtisserie is a multi award winning business, set up by twin sisters, Kate & Ruth O’Hara, from Durrow Co. Laois. It is a hobby turned business and was set up in early 2021. They produce a range of artisan hand-painted chocolates, specialising in hand painted bonbons - their little pieces of edible art!
They are accounting and finance graduates and had been working in Dublin for a number of years. With the pandemic, they decided to take the leap and start their little business. They grew up with a love of French pâtisseries and chocolateries from family holidays to France, are self-taught chocolatiers and learned everything they know through different courses and videos online. Their range also includes artisan chocolate bars and truffles.
Their range of hand painted bonbons are made in small batches, are all individually hand painted with the utmost care and attention to detail and take three days to create. Each bonbon is unique and no two are the same! They use premium quality and ethically sourced Valrhona chocolate in each of their products, and use locally and nationally sourced ingredients, where possible, including Irish cream and butter, which is very important to them.
They have won a number of awards at the Irish Food Awards, Blás na hÉireann since starting out and have also been featured on The Late Late Show - Taking Care of Business 2021. They are currently based in Abbeyleix, County Laois, where they are opening their very own chocolate boutique.