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Swisspip chocolates land in Ireland, the country of the world's first duty-free airport

Ireland, a land known for its pioneering spirit, is about to embark on a new journey—one that involves savouring the delectable taste of Swiss chocolates. As our brand Swisspip makes its way to the Emerald Isle, we can't help but salute Ireland for its remarkable history of pioneering the way.

The duty-free revolution at Shannon International Airport

Nestled on the west coast of Ireland, Shannon International Airport holds a special place in aviation history as the world's FIRST duty-free airport. Back in the 1940s, as travellers embarked on their transatlantic journeys, Shannon provided a unique shopping experience, allowing passengers to purchase goods without the burden of import duties. This pioneering concept from Brendan O'Regan the County Clare man behind the idea, laid the groundwork for the bustling duty-free shops we see in airports worldwide today.

Today, as we introduce our Swisspip chocolates to this historic land, we pay homage to the spirit of innovation that continues to shape the way we experience the world.

The Swiss chocolate experience

Take a minute to admire how Swiss chocolates are made. Starting from the beautiful green fields in Switzerland to the careful mixing and shaping, each chocolate shows the hard work and love put into it. When you enjoy the smooth texture and delicious flavours, you're experiencing a tradition that's been around for hundreds of years. Our focus on quality matches Ireland's love for new ideas, creating a special moment where two cultures blend perfectly in sweetness.

This partnership is more than just now—it's about creating the future of enjoying treats and travel. As we unwrap the next parts of this sweet journey, we want our Irish friends to join in. Together, we're leading the way to a future filled with shared experiences and tasty delights. With our Swisspip chocolates finding a new home in Ireland, we invite you to enjoy, share, and connect. It's not just about chocolate; it's a celebration of culture, innovation, and the joy of coming together. Explore our collection, discover how Swiss chocolate is made, and share your thoughts. Let's turn this journey into more than just a stop—it's a delightful experience for everyone and as per our mission statement, we aim to make real Swiss chocolate a special treat for everyone.

A symphony of cultures  

Our commitment echoes the legacy of Brendan O'Regan, who turned Shannon into a hub of innovation. It reminds us that big ideas and a commitment to community can shape not just businesses but entire neighbourhoods. Just like O'Regan's vision transformed Shannon, our Swisspip chocolates landing in Ireland marks a new beginning. It mirrors a spirit of creativity, strength, and endless potential when cultures come together for shared success.