At Pandora Bell we believe that enjoying the best confectionery is life’s most delectable pleasure. Like any premium label, we don’t entertain fakes and like the world’s top chefs we use only the purest ingredients in our natural sweets. They include real butter, honey, whole nuts, fleur de sel from Guérande and fine dark chocolate. We add extract of nettles, spinach, spirulina and beetroot to create our jewel like colours. Our jellies include 70% strawberry, apricot, raspberry, lemon & pear pulp – practically one of your 5 a day.
Our ‘Once Upon a Time’ confectionery methods employ authentic processes. We use centuries old recipes. The salted butter caramels are made in traditional copper cauldrons. Our handmade lollipops and candy canes are stretched and rolled completely by hand.
The result? Mouth-watering delights: fruity, fresh jellies, sweets, lollipops & candy canes, light, luscious nougat, succulent caramels and creamy, rich fudge. All truly scrumptious and guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Personalised confectionery to create a fairytale birthday party, wedding, baptism or Bar Mitzvah.
Postprandial treats, dinner gifts, soirées with the girls or picnics alfresco.
Luxury hampers for discerning clients and foodie friends, all delivered internationally.
Pandora Bell House is situated outside the Georgian City of Limerick. From here the PB team work, laugh, drink tea and of course send out sweets across the world.
Pandora Bell’s ethos is to provide high quality food with natural ingredients. Our core policy of sustainability has influenced all our decisions as a business.
Commercial pressure has been strong to reduce the quality of ingredients in order to reduce the costs but we have not done so and we will continure to uphold our ethos. Customer well being is key. Our nougat is one third honey and nuts, our jellies are made with 70% Real Fruit and have no added colours artificial or natural.
In our range of Traditional Sweets, all the colours and flavours are natural. There are no Azo colours anywhere and as a result none of our products can cause behavioural problems in children.
Our retail packagaing is all recyclable – glass bottles, paper bags and cardboard boxes. 99% of our waste goes for recycling. We have no general waste bin inside the Pandora Bell production area – recycling only.
The palm oil in our nougat paper is certified sustainable and is not contributing to deforestation or the endangerment of indigenous species. The eggshells used in our Real Eggshells with Praline Chocolate all come from Barn Hens – 100% cage free.
Energy efficiency is a core goal at Pandora Bell House and we are creating a working space that is comfortable for staff and friendly to the environment.
We are a member of ‘A Taste of Ballyhoura County’ Initiative. Together with other small food producers in the area, we are working to promote our local area. We have put in place a Code of Practice and a Quality Management System. This takes its principles from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) system.
We support & liaise with local community initiatives and charities. Recent partners have been The Irish Autism Society, Rape Crisis Midwest, Milford National School and the Daughters of Charity.
Set on the River Shannon on the West of Ireland, the story of Limerick is a compelling one. The earliest provable settlement dates back to 812AD but most likely there were people living in the area centuries before that. Limerick was granted its first charter in 1197 (a decade before London).
The Georgian era is responsible for some of the cities finest buildings (the design inspiration for Pandora Bell). And the cities traditional industries were lace, flour, milling, clothing and bacon.
In the 21st Century, Limerick was affected by the Global Financial crisis and now the city is rebuilding. From the ashes, the traditional industries are returning, the arts scene and food culture is flourishing and Limerick City is in the mix to become European Capital of Culture in 2020.
A Pandora Bell thread is weaving into the fabric of this new Chapter in Limerick. We are actively playing a part in the City Food Strategy where the spirit of cooperation and togetherness among the Food Community promises to yield exciting results in the coming months and years.