Rococo sources its cocoa from Grococo – a fair-trade organic cocoa farm run as a joint venture between Rococo and the Grenada Chocolate Company.
On Thursday Rococo founder Chantal Coady and Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company, wowed shoppers in the Chester shop with a talk about the 26,000 bars of award-winning chocolate, weighing more than five tonnes, on a pioneering and sustainable sailing to the UK.
Their audience learned about the extraordinary story behind the chocolate’s transition from the cocoa bean harvest on a Caribbean farm to its transportation across the Atlantic on a 32m wooden sailing boat.
Chantal said: “The story behind this chocolate bar is one of worldwide commerce, adventure, sustainability and fair trade. Because it contains 66% cocoa it tastes rich and delicious but the profits from the sale of the limited edition bar will be put back to the support the radical organic cocoa co-operative in Grenada.
“As the world’s first carbon-balanced chocolate bar it not only tastes good, but does good too.”
The talk is the first of special chocolate tasting sessions and talks to be held at the concession.
Rococo chocolate will be featuring in gourmet lunches and dinners held in the Michelin-starred restaurant ‘Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor’.