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 trues.
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, and provide nationwide delivery through their website.