About us

ApoEna Chocolates is a family business, run by sisters, and based in Portlaoise, Ireland. With a vast range of chocolate produce, trading locally at Farmers and Cottage Markets, and nationally by Online shopping.

About us!

ApoEna Chocolates was founded in 2016 as a family business in Portlaoise, Ireland. With a tasty selection of products and the authentic feel that can only be achieved through hard work and grassroots beginnings, we have taken foothold in our local economy as a premium provider of quality chocolate produce. Our local-based small business started out in the local Farmer and Cottage Markets around our community, and has taken off to become a rising national brand.

Our colorful, vibrant candies and goodies, are what sets us apart from any other chocolate maker. Made from the Finest Belgian chocolate, people have enjoyed our high quality chocolate produce by ordering online or coming to visit our stands, in the various local markets we take place on. In addition to the quality and the appearance, we also source our ingredients locally. As a family business, we believe in the local economy and small businesses everywhere, which is why our business model revolves around sourcing quality, safe, and pure ingredients from within our community.

Our vision for ApoEna Chocolates is that our products will continue to permeate throughout the world, and that we provide a real, quality chocolate experience to everyone. Even as our hopes for ApoEna Chocolates are vast, we will always remain a family business that has risen up by the power of our community and the support that we have provided each other.

Meet the Team

Bruna Ayara has been with ApoEna Chocolates since the very beginning in 2016, she is the head chef and the one manager of the business.  Overt the years she has been a jack-of-all trades, working mainly in the production area, developing different products and exercising spontaneous and creativity in the produce she makes. However, she has also being part of the sales team, by actively participating in market fairs, and has team up with the head of the company to help with developing ideas. In her personal life, she enjoys cooking, reading books, and is a chess enthusiast and passionate of anything nerdy.

Thais Apoena is the entrepreneur chocolatier of ApoEna Chocolates, combining an extensive experience in the food industry, with a master’s degree in business management, and a life long passion for Chocolate making, she is exploring it’s diversity of possibilities with constant experimenting, with new flavour combinations and decoration techniques, to create a unique chocolate experience in the handmade chocolate business industry. In her personal life she is a nature lover, who enjoys outdoor activities, and loves to travel and discover new places and chocolate tastes