Delicious Tastes of Autumn

 

 

                      

The Rococo Chocolatiers, headed by Karen Waller has continued their search around our Country for seasonal local ingredients.  For the Autumn collection, they journeyed to the South West on an exploration of local produce and well-known favourites. Celebrating some of the best this region has to offer, evoking childhood memories of clotted cream and fudge and licking the salt spray from your lips, and grown-up moments of sunny afternoons with a glass of cider. The quartet is completed by contemporary offerings of rare Cornish-grown tea crafted into the chocolate equivalent of sitting down with a comforting cup of tea and biscuits, and Devon-grown chilli to spice you up as the nights draw in.

Somerset Cider

There’s a unique scent and flavour to West Country cider. The chocolatiers combined a Burrow Hill cider jelly, with a milk chocolate Ice Cider ganache which has the sweet, concentrated flavour of apples left on the trees past the first frosts, with a nod to the wine makers’ tradition: “vendange tardive”. First it’s fruity cider, then it mellows into unmistakable wood and smokey notes.

Cornish Tregothnan Tea and Biscuits

Cornwall is the only place in England to grow Camillia Sinesis commercially to make tea. The stunning Tregothnan Estate plucks its harvest and blends with classic Assam and Darjeeling. In the Rococo kitchen they have created a layered praline with Cornish spiced fairing biscuits and tea leaves, and a milk ganache infused with whole leaf Tregothanan tea.

South Devon Chilli

Karen and her team experimented with many different chillies – working with the South Devon Chilli Farm. In the end they chose three kinds:  Paprika, Padron and Guajillo, for their blend of fruitiness and heat. They have developed a Chilli truffle that sneaks up on you then hits you with the perfect amount of punch.

Salted Clotted Cream Fudge

An unmistakable classic in a sophisticated guise. The chocolatiers blended the famous Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream into a butter fudge, and offset its sweetness with a fine coat of dark chocolate and a sprinkling of Cornish sea salt. One is just not enough – can I have another please?

The Autumn collection is available in Rococo stores and online in 12 and 4 choc boxes £17.95 and £6.50 at the end of next week to celebrate Chocolate Week, but if you can’t wait loose in store too at £14.20 per 100g, any day now.

www.rococochocoates.com

Fabrics and Operating System achieve Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

 

Luxaflex has long been known for its innovative approach to window dressing and this is not just a matter of design, the company cares greatly for the environment and people and is delighted to receive Cradle to Cradle certificates for the following products:

  1. EOS® 500 2.0 Roller Blind Hardware
  2. Polyester FR Shading Fabrics: Sphere FR, Globe FR, Classic FR, Noblige TCS DustBlock® FR and Optic TCS FR in various openness factors and colours.
  3. GreenScreen® Eco

The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program is becoming a globally recognized “gold standard” science-based quality certification. It acknowledges continuous improvement and innovation of products and processes towards the goal of being not just “less bad” but also “more good” for people and the planet. Luxaflex has committed itself to participate in this certification program.

www.luxaflex.co.uk

Look Smart, Be Smart and Save Energy

As the colour of leaves change to yellows, reds and browns to signal the arrival of autumn, if you haven’t done so already, you’ll be putting the heating on when you come in from work & “just to take the chill off the room” at weekends!  Luxaflex® Duette® Shades will help keep your home warm in the winter.  Its unique honeycomb construction helps reduce heat loss by 46%, helping to save on expensive energy bills.

The original Duette® Shades are as beautifully stylish as they are energy efficient – enjoy stunning designs and colours with a unique honeycomb structure, giving still-air layers that work like an insulating blanket helping insulate rooms in the winter by reducing heat loss, and keeping rooms cooler in the summer.

Luxaflex® products help conserve energy at the window in three important ways:

  1. Insulation

In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows while in the summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. With window treatments that provide insulation, such as the Duette® Shades, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere.

  1. Solar Heat Control

The warmth provided by the sun, its solar energy, may be desirable during the winter to help heat your home, but in the summer, it can make a room overly hot and uncomfortable—driving up air conditioning costs. Many Luxaflex® window treatments help to control solar heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.

  1. Day lighting

Day lighting is the practice of lighting rooms with natural light rather than artificial light. By drawing natural light into a room many of Luxaflex® window treatments reduce the need for other types of lighting, thereby reducing your energy use.

Price from £137.00

www.luxaflex.co.uk

Goodbye Christopher Robin says Hello to Rococo Chocolates

An exciting collaboration between brand new British film Goodbye Christopher Robin (in cinemas September 29th) and Rococo Chocolates is taking place during from now until October. Honey Crunch and other artisan bars will be carrying special film-branded wrappers, with a chance to win some fabulous prices by going on the Rococo Website.

Prizes include:

  • A family trip to “Christopher Robin” countryside, Ashdown Forest
  • Tickets to the UK premiere of Goodbye Christopher Robin
  • Hamper with a Pooh Bear and, of course, Honey crunch chocolate.

 

The competition details can be found on www.rococochocolates.com

WE WISH YOU A TASTY CHRISTMAS

The team of chocolatiers, headed by Karen Waller, at Rococo Chocolates have pulled out all the stops to make you festive season the most tasty and fun ever. There are products to put on the table, the tree, (not to forget in the mouth) tasty treats for all the family and friends to share during this get-together holiday.

Piñata Snowman

A delightful, limited edition centerpiece for the festive table: a milk chocolate snowman, created by hand by Rococo’s team of chocolatiers. Smash the Snowman’s head like a traditional piñata, and it’s full of delicious Coconut praline snowballs!

min 650g £50 Available beginning December

 

Chocolate-covered Fruit or Nut Baubles

A moreish range of chocolate-covered fruits, nuts and coffee beans, filling a Christmas bauble to decorate your tree or just as a small gift: Award-winning Pistachios in Cardamom white chocolate or our best-selling caramelised macadamias and hazels, zingy freeze-dried fruits in white chocolate, dark chocolate organic  raisins, or Origin Coffee from London roaster Square Mile, covered in milk chocolate.

min 80g £7.95 Available beginning October.

 

 

Christmas Irresistible Collection

An all-natural sharing collection containing four different types of our moreish chocolate-covered fruit and nuts; Award-winning Pistachios in cardamom flavoured white chocolate and our best-selling caramelised macadamias and hazels, zingy freeze-dried fruits in white chocolate, and dark chocolate-smothered organic raisins.

min 250g £25 Available beginning October

 

 

Marshmallow Cube

The ever-popular, soft, handmade marshmallows in a special chocolatey Christmas incarnation – Hazelnut Praline, Chocolate, and Madagascan Vanilla Bean.

min 80g £7.95 Available beginning December

 

Couture Bauble Collection

A Christmas twist on some of Rococo’s most popular Couture flavours, that made their appearance as our Easter British birds’ eggs: Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel, Macadamia nut praline, Salted pistachio praline, and Coconut praline.

Stick box min 100g 6 pieces, £13.50 Available mid-November

 

Lollipops

Every year Rococo’s team of chocolatiers lovingly hand-pipe a range of lollipops. This year we have the ever-popular Polar Bears and Gingerbread boys and girls, plus a Caramel chocolate Donkey and a Nutcracker.

£3.75 Available mid-November

 

 

Sour cherries covered in Montecristi Manabi (Ecuador) origin chocolate

Superbly tart cherries beautifully balanced with 70% dark chocolate.

150g. £8.95  Available mid-October.

Strawberry couverture Santa

This Santa is made with cocoa butter, fruit, sugar and a tiny amount of soya lecithin. It contains NO dairy or anything else. A fantastically fruity chocolatey treat!

30g £5.95

 

 

Seasonal Broken Chocolate

Rococo dark organic house blend, full of seasonally spiced dried fruit, and caramelised pecans and almonds, with a light dusting of maple sugar.

150g £8.95 available beginning of October.

 

 

And fans of Rococo’s hand painted figurines will be pleased to see these two favourites this Christmas

 

Large Nutcracker Prince                  Santa on Racing Blue Lambretta

300g £32.50                                        130g £28.50

 

 

 

www.rococochocolates.com

Rococo Chocolate and Jigsaw Dressing Up Christmas Bars

 

In a collaboration with Jigsaw, the contemporary British fashion brand started in 1972, Rococo Chocolates, founded by Chantal Coady OBE in 1983, has developed three special, festive flavours for Christmas 2017. They are absolutely perfect for giving as a gift or enjoying with family and friends during the festive season. This is a limited edition.  Don’t miss-out – when they are gone… they are gone!

Jigsaw approached Rococo because they loved Chantal’s designs and a number of her designs have been used on accessories for their Christmas 2017 collection. Do look out for them. Some will also be available on the Rococo website.

 

Zest, Spice and Cinnamon Eve:

Tones of Cinnamon and nutmeg punctuated by pops of orange. This is what Christmas tastes like. A milk chocolate bar with a minimum 40% cocoa solids.

Cardamom & Crackle:

A crisp combination of crackling rice and cardamom in a smooth white chocolate. Like freshly fallen snow in a bar. White chocolate contains minimum 30% cocoa solids.

Boxing Day Beets:

Sweet beetroot enveloped in a coat of dark chocolate. An antioxidant – there is no guilt in this pleasure.  Dark chocolate contains a minimum of 65% cocoa solids.

 

The bars are available in 70g bars retailing at £5.00 or in mini bee bars retailing at £1.60.  Available at all Rococo shops and online from 16 October as well as in selected Jigsaw shops.

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A WIND of change from Broste Copenhagen

This season, Broste Copenhagen present their very first furniture collection. Their strong design identity and brand DNA form the silhouettes, colours and materials of this collection. With great attention to tactility, the furniture collection is upholstered with quality velvet, making it exceptional to look and thrilling to touch. The colour palette ranging from warm tans to drizzle grey, and hues of deep matte blues accented by muted shades of gold, has been chosen to accentuate the designs, and the materials. The Broste Copenhagen AW17 Furniture Collection consist of a sofa, chaise lounge, pouf and armchair in the WIND-series and the Pernille lounge chair.

The WIND sofa is designed for comfort and functionality in a timeless modern Nordic design.  The lavish, luxurious velvet is a perfect match for natural materials like wood and steel, and the sofa piece is a string, yet subtle statement.

W 88 x L 200 x H 74 cm / SH 44 cm x SD 58 cm

The WIND Arm Chair is in the same Modern Nordic design as the WIND Sofa, but a stunning piece own right.  With its soft velvet upholstery in deeply saturated colours surrounding its body, it is the ultimate velvet arm chair to cosy up in.

W 88 x L 84 x H 74 cm / SH 44 cm x SD 58 cm

The WIND chaise Lounge is perfect for a relaxed living room. The soft look of the velvet invites you to put your feet up with a nice cup of tea and a good book. The chaise lounge is stylish and incredible comfortable.

W 88 x L 200 x H 74 cm / SH 44 cm x SD 62 cm

A furniture chameleon, a pouf can add seating, table space or a place to rest your legs. In a simple round shape, this large velvet covered pouf is part of the new WIND line of luxuriously upholstered furniture pieces from Broste Copenhagen. The WIND pouf is an interesting piece with a striking balance between Nordic minimalistic shapes and the soft expression due to the velvet. Available in stunning saturated colours, the WIND pouf is a sophisticated way to bring depth, warmth and Nordic style to any home decoration.

Ø 82 x H 30 cm

The WIND collection retails as follows: Armchair £700, Sofa £1410, Chaise Lounge £1270 and the Pouf £397.00

Pernille

Enjoy fantastic comfort and add a luxurious velvet twist to any décor setting. The frame comes upholstered with either a vibrant Insignia Blue velvet fabric or in a rich espresso colour. Pernille brings a sense of soft drama to any space that needs a trendy, but classic focal point. Pernille looks amazing grouped around a beautiful dining table, but is also a strong single piece de resistance in any living room, office and bedroom.

W 60 x L 53 x H 77 cm

SH 46 x SD 46

Recommended retail price £285.00

www.brostecopenhagen.com
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