Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Hilliards Chocolates!

Whether you are Irish by birth or just Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, there is no better way to celebrate than with a handful of chocolate coins from Hilliards Chocolates! Our Boston locations will be decorated in green and gold for the March 17th festivities, proud to be located in the most Irish city in the US.

Wondering how Boston earned this title?

Historically, Boston is thought to be the first place that St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in the US., and in this city our Irish roots run deep. While some may think that the St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1862 was the start of our proud Irish heritage, the Irish have been making their mark on the city since they formed The Charitable Irish Society all the way back in 1737! This year, the group will proudly be enjoying their 279th St. Patrick’s Day Anniversary Dinner a few days before the well known South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held.

Nowadays, 22 percent of Massachusetts residents come from Irish decent, with 19 of the 20 most Irish communities in the state located south of Boston!

If you are looking for the perfect dessert to pair with your St. Patrick’s Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage, stop by one of Hilliards Chocolates three Massachusetts locations for a pot-full of gold chocolate coins. Available in milk and dark chocolate, your children will love celebrating the holiday with these delicious candies.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Hilliards Chocolates! We hope you have a wonderful – and lucky – weekend!