Clo's Story

Clo Chocolates

The name comes from the French name Clotilde who is the person behind the Chocolate Creations - Clotilde Rambaud.

Going back to the age of 8, Clo had a passion for food and went to school at Les Sorbets, Noirmoutier, France, where she learned the art of patisserie and chocolate making. Here she achieved high standards, and this led her to a two Michelin Star Restaurant in Paris - La Table de Joel Robuchon in Paris with the renowned Joel Robuchon.

Clo further mastered her craft here and perfected her chocolate making creations. In Paris she worked with the team creating chocolates and patisseries for the restaurant and was responsible for the daily chocolate dessert creations.

Clo wanted more opportunities, and travelled to New Zealand and around Europe, all the time perfecting her craft. Eventually she arrived in Ireland, and fell in love with the country, and, in particular Sligo.

She met her partner Tomasz in Sligo, and after some more travel Sligo was calling and they returned and bought a small bakery in the heart of the town at Tobergal Lane, Le Fournil Bakery.

Shortly after this Clo Chocolates, her long dreamed of chocolate business was established.

Over the past 10 years Clo has developed her range of chocolates and combined this knowledge with Fresh Local Sligo Produce reflected in the flavour of her unique blend.  Not surprising this has won her many awards for her ranges where she won Gold in 2020 for her Boozy Truffles and in 2021, Clo won Gold for her Whiskey experience linking up with another great local producer in distilled whiskey Athru.

Clo went on to receive Overall Winner in County Sligo for a second year for 2021 in Blas na hEireann

 Clo Chocolates is a family business, a small team in a community of friends, working together to make the dream come through.