Of the meagre offerings in Gordon and Sarah Brown’s official gifts to world leaders during the G20 summit last week, only one gift stood out. Not the necktie. Not the Kelly Hoppen scented candle. And certainly not the Irish linen tea towel. It was the box of Rococo chocolates. For years this pioneering London chocolatier has been leading the way, proving that our chocolates can rival the best in the world.
”People used to look down their noses at our food,” says Chantal Coady, the company’s founder. ”But these days London has probably got more top-class chocolatiers than any other city. At last the message is getting through that we understand about quality. And what makes us different is that we add a kind of irreverence and sparkle.”