Very Berry is a deliciously decadent collection of fresh, juicy Irish strawberries generously dipped and drizzled in rich chocolate ganache and adorned with pearl chocolates, gold leaf, edible flowers and sweet surprises. The crunch of deluxe hand-made Belgian chocolate coating and the luscious texture of a sweet strawberry is a proper match made in heaven…
A simple ring doughnut, still warm from the fryer and tossed in granulated sugar, served in a white paper bag from a Kiosk on O’Connell Street was love at first bite for Lisa Quinlan. Her Father, Michael Quinlan, set up The Rolling Donut in 1978 and since 2012, Lisa has taken the business to new heights, dressing her donuts for success. She spotted the trend for filled donuts and created an imaginative range of handcrafted sourdough & vegan donuts as aesthetically pleasing as they are tasty. Lisa was on a roll with multiple outlets and poised to go nationwide when covid-19 shut everything down overnight. Like many others, Lisa had to reimagine her whole business and shift quickly into online deliveries to keep the business afloat.
It was during this time that Lisa decided to take a leap of faith to set up a new sister company for The Rolling Donut and Very Berry was born. The inspiration for Very Berry came from Lisa’s lifelong love of strawberries, a desire to support other Irish businesses and work with celebrated Irish ingredients. The strawberries come from Pat Clarke of Clarkes Fresh Fruit in Stamullen, Co Meath who stem pick their strawberries, ensuring superior quality and sustainability. In line with the Very Berry sustainability and zero waste plan, any strawberries that are not used will be made into strawberry jam and sold online as well as in Lisa’s Wildflower Café in Ratoath. The chocolate ganache used on the strawberries has been perfected in-house by a team of confectioners. Adornments and ingredients come from Sweet Stamp and Sugar Sisters, both young dynamic Irish companies, as well as O’Brien’s Ingredients, another well-known Irish company
The pretty packaging is all made from recyclable materials and Very Berry is the only producer in the business offering next day delivery. To begin with there are four Very Berry options available. The Very Berry LUXE range has beautiful embellishments, gold leaf, pearl chocolates and edible flowers with stunning pastel coloured chocolate ideal for summer occasions. Lisa takes inspiration for the names & colours of these boxes from flowers & nature like Pretty in Pink, Glistening in Gold, Blue Azure, and Cherry Blossom.
The Very Berry Pastel Skies range with unicorns is luxurious, delicately handcrafted and carefully pieced together – perfect for children’s birthdays, Confirmations and Communions. The Very Berry Death by Chocolate range has popular favourites on top of the chocolate dipped strawberries like Kinder pieces, Terry’s chocolate pieces, Reeces pieces, Oreo, Malteser and many more.
There is also a Corporate Very Berry offering which includes edible company logos on each strawberry with the option to customise each box for a great corporate gift, summer event or incentive. Lisa and her team will customise for occasions like hen parties, baby showers, weddings and all occasions when restrictions lift. For now, these Very Berry delectable delights are available from www.VeryBerry.ie from €33