Cheer yourself up this January and stock up on some tasty treats from Rococo’s new website. Browse through their delicious selection of individual bars, gift boxes, and beautifully painted animals, all wrapped in their chic hallmark packaging, from the comfort of your own home. You can also book a great range of classes at the Rococo Chocolate, from ‘Make your Own Valentines Day Chocolate Bar’ to ‘Chocolate Tasting for Beginners.’
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Poor Nameless Cupid Valentines 2012
The poor little cupid in our shop windows has no name! Pop into a shop and suggest a name for him to win chocolate tasting for two prize.
In 1983 Chantal Coady (despite the ‘better’ judgement of others) made her dream of chocolate retail into a reality. In breaking with the traditional, stuffy nature of most luxury chocolatiers, Chantal’s vision was borne out in the deliciously fun and flirty Rococo, whose delectable creations range from exquisite to downright comical- who wouldn’t want a box of Venus nipples and lips for Valentine’s Day? What also sets Rococo apart is its commitment to the environment and the workers who produce its fairtrade chocolate. Their ‘Grococo’ plot supplies 100% of its harvest to the GCC, where they are made into fine chocolate, and is one of the founding farms that make up The Grenada Organic Cocoa Farmers’ Cooperative. We talked to Chantal about her business, family and why she appreciates the important things in life.
Read the whole interview at My Positive Life – Chantal Coady | Positive Luxury.
The Rococo art scene was all about being whimsical and indulgent and this exactly what Rococo Chocolate is all about. Rococo Chocolate was founded by Chantal Coady in 1981 on King’s Road. It has now grown to have three shops; the original in Kings Road, Marylebone High Street and the flagship store in Belgravia, which is also where their Chocolate School is located. Here you can try your hand at making chocolate figurines and learn the basics of working with chocolate, or you can indulge in a chocolate dipping party. Yummy.
I’m excited to show you a sneak preview of our chocolate eggs, designed for Rococo chocolate.
These eggs are all hand painted, and yes… it’s the yummiest chocolate ever! Please contact us for pre-orders at Siew@donnawilson.com, or keep an eye on our website where they will be available before Easter.
Here’s the official press release text:
We are very excited to announce our collaboration with the award winning Rococo Chocolates! Donna’s distinctive illustrations have been translated into a limited edition series of hand painted Easter eggs. The six-piece collection comprises both solid and hollow eggs and includes Donna’s take on the traditional Russian Matryoshka doll; Food Chain – a solid chocolate egg featuring a charming illustration of a carrot inside an egg painted with a rabbit, contained within a larger egg painted with a fox.
Each design is hand-painted on smooth white chocolate by Rococo’s skilled artisans and backed with a thick dark chocolate layer. Larger eggs come filled with a selection of Rococo’s hand-made chocolates and packaged in specially designed Rococo gift boxes.
Limited Edition Donna Wilson for Rococo Easter eggs start at £9.95 and will be available this Easter from Rococo stores, www.donnawilson.com and selected retailers.
Love chocolate? Grenadian cocoa is up there with the best. Learn more (and of course sample ‘til your heart’s content) on a chocolate-themed cruise.
An exclusive and escorted visit to upscale chocolatier Rococo’s Grenadian cocoa plantation is the highlight of Mundy Cruises’ Gourmet Chocolate Cruise.
Guests will explore Grenada with Rococo founder Chantal Coady and discover how chocolate goes from bean to bar. On the island.
The cruise starts from £2,895pp including flights with British Airways, seven nights aboad the Silversea Whisper in a sea view Vista Suite, three nights’ accommodation in Barbados and a full day tour of Grenada with Chantal.
The cruise is from October 29th to November 9th 2012.
For more information or to book visit the Mundy Cruising website.
Winner of Chocolatier of the Year 2011 at the Academy of Chocolate Awards, Rococo Chocolates is known for its eclectic, delicious and sometimes eccentric chocolates, beautifully packaged, served with love and humour. In 1983 Chantal Coady decided there was room for a radically different approach to chocolate, one imbued with originality and romanticism that would treat the senses. Armed with a little knowledge and a dangerous passion for chocolate, she decided to open her first chocolate paradise in London’s Kings Road. In 2002 Chantal discovered the chocolate from the Grenada Chocolate Company, a solar-powered organic tree-to-bar maker. When a cocoa farm came up for sale in 2007 it offered the perfect opportunity for a joint venture between Rococo and the GCC to produce fairly traded, ethical chocolate. All of the organic products made from the Rococo House Blend chocolate contain beans from this farm in the recipe.
via Rococo | ACHICA.