As if consuming my weight in chocolate over Easter wasn’t enough, I was delighted to receive some creamy, delicious fudge from Granny Shaws.
I’m a big fan of Granny Shaws fudge, having bought plenty of it at artisan markets and Victoria Square over the past few months. (That, and the fact that a former colleague’s granny is, in fact, Granny Shaw!)
But now Northern Ireland’s first fudge factory has opened at Glenarm Castle just in time for the new spring season. Visitors can watch the art of fudge-making at ‘Granny Shaws Fudge Factory’ before choosing from more than 50 flavours including Eton Mess, Sea Salted Caramel and Rum and Raisin.
I was so pleased to also receive a membership card for Glenarm Castle in the package which I’ll make good use of as Glenarm is only 17 miles away from Cushendun.
Glenarm Castle visitors can purchase membership cards before their visit online at www.glenarmcastle.com/membership, priced at £17.50 and membership entitles you to visit the national treasure as often as you like throughout the season, until October 2018.
As well as unlimited access, membership includes special discounts on various events including the award winning Dalriada Festival (14-15 July), free admission to Bloomfest (5-7 May) and advance pre-sale tickets for the renowned Christmas Experience before general release.
Glenarm Castle is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm on Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 5pm on Sundays until October.