Best of British: A Staycation for Rococo flavours in 2017

 

Having jetted around the world exploring exotic flavours last year, and with all the World Events, Rococo Chocolates has decided to celebrate what is close to home and is staying in the UK for 2017 and finding exciting local specialities, distinct flavours and seasonal ingredients – all the goodness the regions have to offer.  The Spring Collection takes us to the North and Wales. The beauty of Wales brings gifts from nature with Pembrokeshire Sea Salt and a delicate Rosewater: the only one from welsh-grown roses. For the North, Karen Waller, head chocolatier and her team worked their magic on local classics, with Liquorice, Rhubarb, and a Bakewell Pudding. The selection is both beautiful and delicious.

 

Sea Salted Caramel

A dark, smoky caramel, with Halen Môn oak-smoked sea salt, decorated with spirulina to look like the crashing waves of the Welsh coast.

 

 

Rose of the Valleys

A traditional, soft fondant, flavoured with a hint of delicate ‘Petals of the Valley’ Rosa Damascena rosewater, distilled in copper stills in the Monmouthshire valleys.

 

Rhubarb & Liquorice

Paying tribute to Yorkshire, the chocolatiers combined the Liquorice of Pontefract Cake nostalgia with Rhubarb, in homage to the home of the Rhubarb Triangle.

 

 

 

Cherry Bakewell

Dark, Cherry jelly and Amaretto-laced marzipan come together to form a delicious, chocolate version of the Derbyshire classic.”

 

 

The Spring collection is available in Rococo stores and online anyday now, in 12 and 4 choc boxes £17.95 and £6.50 and loose in store too at £14.20 per 100g.

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Autumn Couture Collection Is Here – Enjoy  

picture1Rococo Chocolates are on the road again with their Autumn Couture Collection taking a voyage around the world, using ingredients from different countries as they come in to season. Take your senses and imagination on a delicious journey across the continents.

Continuing on their world tour, Rococo is embracing the soft, rounded notes of autumn and its gentle hues of brown and gold. They have created this collection from the annual autumnal harvest of nuts and grains from Europe, Australasia and North America, with delicious Costa Rican coffee as it comes fresh to the market. Enjoy the journey and the delights it brings.

UK – Malted Barley & Sourdough A deep, malty milk chocolate ganache, topping a nutty malted praline with crunchy sourdough crumbs.

Australia – Macadamia Gianduja Smooth, moreish gianduja made from deliciously delicate macadamias blended with white chocolate.

Costa Rica – Costa Rica Coffee Praline Rich Ecuadorian dark chocolate praline, whipped with freshly ground seasonal Costa Rican coffee beans from Square Mile Coffee.

Indiana, USA- Popcorn Ganache A rich, creamy and surprising white chocolate ganache, infused with salted popcorn, encased in milk chocolate.12-choc-atumn-collection-boxcrpThe Autumn collection is available in Rococo stores and online now, in 12 and 4 choc boxes £17.95 and £6.50 and loose in store too at £13.50 per 100g.

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Celebrate Roald Dahl 100 with some Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate – inspired by his fabulous books

 

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As part of the Roald Dahl 100 festivities, Rococo Chocolates has created this special range of Artisan bars celebrating  the genius of the world’s No.1 storyteller. Inspired by Roald Dahl’s incredible tales, each bar is Rococo’s flavourful take on key tastes from the books. We hope you enjoy Rococo’s “strange and scrumptious” creations.

Chantal Coady OBE, founder, owner and creative director of Rococo chocolates, has been a lifelong fan of Roald Dahl ever since she was given the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by her father, who brought it back from New York in the ‘60s, when it was first published, and has had an formative influence on her life in chocolate ever since. Taste for yourselves!

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Bean’s Cider inspired by Fantastic Mr Fox

Rococo’s 40% cocoa house blend of creamy milk chocolate refreshingly infused with tart apple.  “Oh Foxy, it’s…like drinking sunbeams and rainbows!”

George’s Marvellous Medicine inspired by George’s Marvellous Medicine

White chocolate bar with liquorice and fennel seeds giving it a delicious and marvellously ‘medicinal’ twist. The perfect antidote!

James’ Scrumptious Peach inspired by James and the Giant Peach

Melt-in-the mouth creamy white chocolate bar is packed with fruity peach and scattered with chia seeds for an extra crunch.

Bruce Bogtrotter’s Chocolate Fudge Cake inspired by Matilda

Rococo’s 65% cocoa house dark chocolate blended with caramel milk chocolate, with rich chocolate and vanilla fudge pieces and a hint of apricot.

Mr Twit’s Beardy Breakfast inspired by The Twits

Rococo’s 40% cocoa house blend of milk chocolate with banana, yoghurt, lapsang souchong tea and honey.  Any Twit would love it!

The Witches has inspired two bars

Formula 86 No. 2 “Perfectly Normal” Dark Chocolate

Rococo’s organic house blend of 65% cocoa dark chocolate. Perfectly ordinary rich dark chocolate, in no way containing tasteless “Formula 86 mouse maker potion”.

Formula 86 No. 1 “Perfectly Normal” Milk Chocolate

Rococo organic house blend of 40% cocoa milk chocolate. Perfectly ordinary creamy milk chocolate, in no way containing tasteless “Formula 86 mouse maker potion”.

Frobsottle & Snozzcumber inspired by The BFG

A two-tone pink and green creamy white chocolate bar with a fruity cocktail of strawberry, raspberry, cucumber and mint.

All eight bars are available in the stores just about now! Each bar weighs 70g retail at £5.50

ABOUT ROALD DAHL AND HIS LEGACY:

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the World’s No.1 storyteller. Born in Cardiff of Norwegian descent, Roald Dahl (1916–1990) joined the RAF at the age of 23 and began writing, initially for adults, after being injured in a plane crash during WW2. Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he’d had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years’ worth of chocolate wrappers), he went on to write some of the world’s best-loved children’s stories. His first children’s story, James and the Giant Peach, was published in 1961, was a hit and every subsequent book became a bestseller. Today, his stories are available in 58 languages and, by a conservative estimate, he has sold more than 200 million books. Many of these stories have also been adapted for stage and screen, including the 1971 film classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Wes Anderson’s acclaimed Fantastic Mr Fox, and the multi-award winning Matilda The Musical from the RSC with music by Tim Minchin. The most recent Roald Dahl story to hit the big screen is Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of The BFG, released in July 2016. 2016 marks Roald Dahl’s centenary. Entitled Roald Dahl 100, 2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world’s number one storyteller. There will be celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 throughout 2016, delivering a year packed with gloriumptious treats and surprises for everyone. Roald Dahl said, “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

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THE FLAVOUR OF LOVE

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With three carefully selected flavours Rococo Chocolates are bringing you the taste of love to share with your chosen one on Valentines this year. Champagne, flowers and Chocolate this Rococo quartet is everything Valentines should be.

Laurent Perrier Champagne Ganache – A classic dusted champagne truffle, made with Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne with a touch of Chambord for extra fruity notes. There are two of these so you can toast with champagne!

Blackcurrant & Violet Heart – A zingy blackcurrant caramel ganache with subtle hints of violet, in a dark chocolate heart shell.

Rose Praline Heart – A smooth hazelnut praline flavoured with delicate rose, in a milk chocolate heart shell.

Available at all 5 Rococo shops and on line from February.

A box of four retails at £6.50

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Cosy up to Autumn

Autumn Collection 2015 032The leaves are turning beautiful reds and yellows and it is time to put your feet up and snuggle under a soft throw to enjoy the longer evenings. To make that enjoyment even sweeter Rococo Chocolates has just launched their Autumn collection. This season they have concentrated on evoking memories by using autumnal fruits, enhanced with a touch of spice.  The flavour combinations are designed to give the warmth and comfort we all need as the temperature outside drops and the nights close in.

There are four delicious flavours to choose from:

Pumpkin Pie: Milk chocolate and pumpkin ganache with honey and a touch of warming nutmeg and cinnamon.

Autumn Berry Crumble: Bramley apple jelly layered with a dark autumn berry ganache, topped with a cinnamon crumble.

Toffee Apple: A chocolate version of the Autumn classic!  Tart apple jelly and crispy salted toffee.

Smoked Chestnut: Milk chocolate ganache made with chestnut puree.  Infused with smoky Lapsang Souchong tea.

Available now in store, £13.50 per 100g. Available online in a 4 piece box for £6.50 or as a 12 chocolate selection for £17.95 from Friday 23rd October.

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Four Delicious Declarations of Love

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  • Mango & Passion Fruit Soft Caramel

Soft, chewy mango and passion fruit caramel

  • Raspberry & Rose Caramel

Soft caramel made with pureed raspberries and infused with rose

  • Lemon & Violet Ganache

Crushed lemon puree and violet white chocolate ganache

  • Strawberry & Marc de Champagne Ganache

Mara de Bois strawberry jelly layered with a milk chocolate ganache flavoured with a champagne brandy.

These freshly made ganaches are sold loose at £13.50 for 100g and only available from the 4 Rococo shops,

Motcomb Street, Kings Road, Moxon Street and Chester.

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A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ROCOCO CHOCOLATES

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Rococo’s principal chocolatier, Barry Johnson and his team have been thinking about Christmas and how they could make it festive and fun for the whole family.  We think these three cheerful hand-made lollipops will do just that.

The Snowman lollipop is mainly white chocolate with a dark chocolate hat and hand piped scarf in festive red.

The Christmas Pudding lollipop is dark and white chocolate flavoured with sultana’s, roasted almonds and lightly spiced with “holly” decoration.

The Christmas Tree lollipop is milk chocolate flavoured with silver fir tree essential oil and decorated with “crispy coloured baubles”.

They are sure to go down a treat with anyone finding them in their Christmas stocking this year. 

All three weigh a minimum of 18g and retail at £2.95 each.  

Available in all Rococo shops in London and Chester and from the website from November 30th 2013.

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Sea Salt Organic Chocolate Artisan Bar now also in Dark Chocolate

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One of Rococo’s most popular bars, the Organic Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Artisan bar, has now got a dark chocolate sibling.

No doubt this will be welcome news to all those customers who prefer dark chocolate. It has been quite a tricky process finding the right balance between the smoked Halen Mon Anglesey Sea Salt and the smooth dark chocolate but we think we have found a really interesting marriage.

Chantal, Rococo’s founder was inspired to make the original sea salt milk chocolate bar after walking along a beach eating an ice cream with the salt in the sea air catching on her lips.

Rococo’s organic milk and dark chocolate blends include cocoa beans from our own Grococo farm in northern Grenada and a little extra cocoa butter for a silky texture.

The 70g bar retails at £4.50

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