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Chocolat Extra Brut 85% cocoa

Chocolat Extra Brut 85% cocoa

Extra Brut (85%) bar: This recipe consists of dark chocolate with 85% cocoa solids – the upper limit of what is palatable in the chocolate world for most ordinary mortals! Contains only 15% sugar, which gives an uncompromising cocoa hit.

Organic Milk (37%) bar: A creamy chocolate bar with 31% cocoa solids, simple and a favourite for milk chocolate fans.

Rococo chocolates opened their first shop 26 years ago on The Kings Road in Chelsea, London. The founder, Chantal Coady, is now the author of 3 books, runs 3 stores, the flagship of which is in Belgravia, London. She was awarded a special award for “Changing the way people think about chocolate” at the Academy of Chocolate Awards in 2008.

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6 Comments

  • Reply August 11, 2010

    Mr Sunseeker

    Did she hand herself the award to herself on stage?

  • Reply August 11, 2010

    Mr Sunseeker

    Chantal Coady IS the Academy of Chocolate Awards what a scandal! Shame on you.

  • Reply August 11, 2010

    Tom

    I’m afraid you are misinformed. CC is just one member of AoC, far from controlling it. Also, had she awarded herself it would indeed be ridiculous as you suggest, but in that case it wouldn’t be worth receiving or perhaps even mentioning if everyone was this cynical!

  • Reply August 11, 2010

    Mr Sunseeker

    Thanks for the reply and not censoring. I love Rococo chocolates. However it is a shameful fact that she is 1 of 9 or so judges judging her own chocolate (lol) in AoC when she won many awards. And she is one of the 7 or so listed representatives of AoC. Talk about conflict of interest.

  • Reply August 11, 2010

    Tom

    OK no worries. To be perfectly honest I don’t know the details about the voting process where there are are obvious or even less blatant conflicts of interests but I’m sure that there’s already a process to deal with this. I’ll try to get more substantial details from AoC later, but in the meantime appreciate your understandable scepticism.

  • Reply August 12, 2010

    admin

    As promised, a statement from the Chairman of The Academy of Chocolate:

    Anyone who might make such a suggestion obviously does not know Chantal. She would never vote for herself anymore than she might fly to Mars or eat a bar from that planet!

    This is not the way the Academy of Chocolate works. The implication is also ludicrous for other reasons namely what credibility would it give to the Academy of Chocolate? Chantal, who knew absolutely nothing about it until
    it was publicly announced, was awarded this prize as it would have been anomalous not to have done since it is Chantal who was then (3 years ago) and still is, one of the UK supreme contributors to the chocolate ‘revolution’ in this country. To have awarded it to anyone else at that time would have been both a gross injustice and a denial of the fact.

    The Academy of Chocolate was founded some years ago to help uphold the standards that chocolate people like Chantal has worked so hard to achieve. It is neither self seeking nor self serving. It works tirelessly to help educate end consumers about the journey of chocolate, from bean to bar, and the difference between chocolate ‘confectionery’ and the ‘real thing’.

    Sara Jayne Stanes OBE
    Chairman
    Academy of Chocolate

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