A chocolate bomb, complimentary truffles and a three-wheeler tuk-tuk style chocolate delivery van marked the grand opening of the UK’s leading artisan chocolatier Rococo Chocolates in Chester on Monday.
The British chocolate company whose other shops are in London’s exclusive Belgravia, Chelsea and Marylebone, drew a crowd when the concession in The Chester Grosvenor opened its doors for the first time.
A 50-strong crowd patiently waited for the new shop to open and sampled hot chocolate and signature handmade chocolates.
The new concession features a mini steam train running along a circular track with 15 stations that tells the story of chocolate in a unique attraction suspended from the ceiling.
Chantal Coady, Rococo founder and creative director, joined manager Annie McNicholl and her team in serving scores of customers.
“I think it’s fair to say that Chester loves Rococo chocolate based on the crowds in the shop over the last 48 hours. It’s been non-stop and it’s a wonderful start for our new business.
“People have been coming in to say how beautiful they think the shop is and wishing us luck. The train has been a big hit with the children who come in to the shop too.
“We couldn’t have wished for a warmer welcome from the people of Chester.”