What is it about chocolate? It lifts the heart, stirs the blood and apparently is even good for us. And now we want more from our chocolate than ever – whether that’s sexy sophistication or ethical credentials.
For an introduction to chocolate chic, nothing can beat Chantal Coady’s Rococo range. Stocked in both Waitrose and John Lewis, it is luxury chocolate with a firm ethical foundation and a quirky take on the world.
And it only takes one visit to Chantal’s flagship shop just a few doors from Waitrose Belgravia to see her ethos clearly.
‘Chocolate is exciting and sexy and I want to communicate that to people. They should walk into the shop and feel relaxed, happy and loved,’ she says.
A graduate of Camberwell School of Art and Crafts, Chantal’s design skills and taste for the theatrical come across in her three shops and in the brand’s distinctive packaging.
Obsessed with chocolate since a child, her career path has taken her from working in the Harrods chocolate department while at college to now being arguably the biggest producer of hand-crafted chocolate in Britain.