I have to admit when I first saw the box I thought it was wood. This chocolate box from Rococo for Valentine’s day is a beautiful example of art and chocolate. Painted on a solid chocolate heart (well, the mould anyway) is the most perfect Valentines image of love – two white doves on a branch with hearts all around them. The background is red, the birds are creamy white and the whole effect will make you reluctant to eat the chocolate itself!
Not only is this the most stunningly beautiful example of chocolate art that you can buy at an affordable price but there are three perfect chocolates nestled inside the beauty of the box. Yes, that’s right, not only is the box itself solid chocolate but there are 3 ganaches inside.
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If you’re looking to pop the question, a diamond ring sneaked into a hand-painted chocolate heart from Rococo is sure to secure the desired response. We love the cool rock chic designs, especially their tattoo and lovebirds or ‘LOVE’ written in circus typography. Break open these little beauties and inside you’ll discover Laurent Couchaux’ award-winning ganaches. Created with single origin Valrhona chocolate, flavours include rose, raspberry and lychee, popping champagne, orange, mango and passion fruit and jasmine tea. Yes. Yes. Yes.
Book a class at Rococo Chocolates for February the 8th or 11th, and a professional chocolatier will show you and your valentine how to craft beautiful heart-shaped chocolates and create edible Valentines Day cards. These special events will also give guests the chance to sample some of the divine delicacies available from Rococo Chocolateswhile learning about the history of chocolate.
For a Valentines Day date with a difference, book a special blindfolded chocolate tasting session for two at Rococo Chocolates. Couples will be able to feed each other a rich variety of chocolate samples and try to guess the flavour by relying on their senses of taste and smell. The Rococo Chocolates experts will also teach guests about the history of this indulgent treat.
If you truly want to impress your Valentine, a slab of chocolate and a bunch of red roses may not do the trick. As sweet as the sentiment is, it’s simple and unoriginal. However, presenting a personalised chocolate candy bar from the finest chocolatier in London, Rococo, will definitely win hearts over. With an unmatched love and passion for chocolate, Chantal Coady founded the first Rococo on King’s Road in Chelsea in 1983. To date, there are now three Rococo chocolate stores, meaning that decadence and delight are never far from any of the rental properties London offers.
Rococo chocolates are a delectable and luxurious treat that expand your taste and perception of chocolate. At Rococo, unique ingredients from the classic nuts to exotic spice blends create exclusive tastes of creamy chocolate that cannot be found elsewhere in London. If you feel a bit overwhelmed by the selection customers are always welcome to try one of the many tasters before making a purchase. Rococo chocolates also come in a variety of shapes, from patterned cows to funky sardines.
Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel, the hotly anticipated new property from the stylish Thompson Hotel collection opened its doors to Belgravia and beyond on Wednesday, 1 February 2012.
A joint venture with The Harilela Group, the hotel is the first UK opening from Thompson Hotels, an elite portfolio of service and design-driven hotels in major urban cities including New York, Los Angeles and Toronto.
In room amenities include flat screen TVs, Rococo chocolates and Coco De Mer intimacy boxes. All staff have been carefully selected not only for their professionalism but for their eclectic personalities and the additional level of service they offer to guests.
4 handmade red lips with 6 chilli truffles, double-coated in dark chocolate. The lips are made from solid dark chocolate, covered in a thin layer of white chocolate and painted red by hand. 130g
There’s a reason Valentine’s Day is all about indulgent foods, lots of bubbly and mouthwatering chocolates: It’s a time to celebrate all things yummy.
We’ve rounded up some of the tastiest Valentine’s Day food and treats out there – from romantic hampers for two to gorgeous-looking (and delicious) food gifts. Bon appetit!
But the real step towards sustainability will come when companies expand their thinking beyond helping farmers and start to manufacture chocolate locally. That’s where you’ll start to see significant profit margins for West Africans and job creation, says Ogbu. "Is it possible that the sons of daughters of cocoa farmers will not be cocoa farmers but will work in chocolate factories?" That, he says, will mark the beginning of a truly sustainable Kiss.
This is PRECISELY what we’ve been doing in conjunction with our partners in Grenada: bean to bar on the farm, so the value is added in the place where the beans are grown.