Â â€œI was inspired by a casual glance onto our celebrated tiled Marococo garden in the Motcomb St storeâ€. They just called out to me: â€œHere is the answer to the kaleidoscope of flavours in the Artisan
Bars, all looking the same in the Rococo blue and white wrappers!â€ explains Chantal. Â â€œThe garden has many of the plants which are used as flavours in the bars: rose, jasmine, geranium, mint and lavender. The tiles come from Michael Davenport at Dar Interiors, I just love the designs, which are traditional and modern at the same time.â€
These bars are still made with Chantalâ€™s own special recipe, however Rococo now use more of their own organic beans from their Grococo plantation in Grenada in order to create an intense, fruity and authentic backdrop – the perfect foil for the different flavour notes in each bar. Chantal continues: â€œThese smells and tastes evoke childhood memories of the brilliant blue skies in my birthplace Teheran, and windy walks on Cornish beaches. To name a few you can try: Basil & Persian Lime, Sea Salt, Cardamom, Orange & Geranium,Chilli, as well as classics like Mint and Gingerâ€.
Each flavour has been individually matched with a tile just as each bar has its own personality which speaks to the taster, creating a unique chocolate experience. â€œI hope you enjoy these bars as much as I have enjoyed my immersion in the wonderful world of chocolate for the past four decades!â€ she finishes.
Â The Artisan bars come at present in 16 flavours and retail at Â£4.25