November 9, 2020 - New Haven, Connecticut
Blarney Box delivers Irish snacks, chocolates, and candies to transport you to Ireland.
Launching this December, Blarney Box is a monthly subscription box of sweets and snacks from Ireland for expats, people of Irish heritage, and lovers of the Emerald Isle. Founded by Ronan Talty, a first generation Irish American from Queens, New York, Blarney Box offers a taste of the treats that bring back fond memories of rolling green hills and country roads.
Each box includes a selection of chocolates, sweets, crisps, and other snacks that are staples in Ireland, but can be hard to find in the US. The growing line-up includes Cadbury Flakes and Crunchies, Mars Bars, Tayto crisps, Galaxy bars, Fruit Pastilles, and more. Pricing ranges from $35 to $75 per box depending on size, with discounts as the length of the subscription increases. The first box ships in early December with orders for the month closing on November 31st.
“Food is a huge part of the experience of the places we love and miss. The snacks in Blarney Box evoke that feeling of arriving back in Shannon Airport and grabbing your favorite snack before catching the train to a small Irish town.” Talty wants to share those small joys with everyone else who feels connected to Ireland.
Blarney Box’s roots are in County Mayo, where Talty and his four siblings spent summers visiting their grandparents and extended family. Along with chasing sheep through pastures and singing Irish folk songs, they loved eating the biscuits, chocolates, crisps and sweets they felt were far superior to what they could find at home in New York. When Talty started the MD PhD program at Yale Medical School in 2017, he couldn’t make the yearly trips to Ireland and was determined to bring some of the experience of his second home to the US.
Stay updated on the latest releases from Blarney Box at blarneybox.com, and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Ronan Talty, Founder and CEO