The very talented chocolatier team at Rococo, headed by Karen Waller, have come up with some cracking ideas for Easter Eggs this year… A limited edition of bespoke eggs: this one is named ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one Basket’, it’s part of a range including ‘Chicken in a Basket” and ‘Hippie Chick’. There will be only 5 of each design made, so expect a bit of “Smash & Grab” raid when they arrive in store.
The egg itself, made from 39% organic milk chocolate, with smaller eggs of delicious caramelised white chocolate, and the little chick is marzipan.
Wonder what the other eggs will look like, eggciting…Watch this space!
The bespoke eggs retail at £40.00 and can be bought at the 4 Rococo London shops: Motcomb Street, Kings Road, Moxon Street and Earlham Street. A different egg for each shop.
Easter is early this year and after a mild winter so is Spring. This has inspired the decoration on Rococo’s latest artistically hand painted egg: Blossom, a delightfully sunny looking egg with a cherry blossom branch across the front.
BLOSSOM EGG weighs a full 1lb and is made with Rococo’s 65% cocoa dark chocolate house blend. The blend contains cocoa from Tanzania, Peru and the Dominican Republic, as well as cocoa from Rococo’s own farm in Grenada. The dark chocolate shell is topped with a thin white chocolate layer, which is hand painted with beautiful cherry blossom design. It contains a selection of chocolates, including traditional floral fondant creams, fresh cream truffles and delicate ganaches handmade in London, as well as a selection of dark and milk chocolate carres.
This beautiful egg retails at £42.50, and available in all the Rococo stores only.
Coady is delighted to be working with the Dahl family on some very exciting new projects; the first of which are being launched this Easter. After “almost 50 years in gestation” The Crocodile Egg and the Roly-Poly Egg are hatching. Coady explains “Roald Dahl has always been a great inspiration to me, my dad brought the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory back from New York in the ‘60s when it was first published, and it’s been a formative influence on my life in chocolate ever since. This is an amazing project for Rococo to be working on and we are so pleased to have the exclusive license to produce chocolates for the Enormous Crocodile and so many of Dahl’s children’s titles. Later in the year we will produce the first Dahl chocolate bar library, featuring The BFG, The Twits, The Witches and James and the Giant Peach”
THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE EGG
We promise that no children were gobbled in the making of this egg, much to the greedy croc’s chagrin…
Open up the beautiful green foiled crocodile pattern milk chocolate shell and you will find six salt water baby green crocodiles* trying to escape/hatch. The 140g egg retails at £14.50 or you can buy two for £25.00
THE ROLY–POLY BIRD CHOCOLATE EGG
While trying to find a child to eat, the Enormous Crocodile has a go at the Roly-Poly bird. Happily she manages to escape with her life, but loses her tail feathers. She loves berries to eat, but can’t quite decide if she prefers strawberries or raspberries. The Roald Dahl ‘Roly-Poly Bird Egg’ from Rococo Chocolates gives you the best of both worlds – the choice of strawberries with milk chocolate in one half of the egg and raspberries with white chocolate and fizzing popping candy in the other. The white half of the shell is covered with the pink foil and the milk half with blue. The 150g egg is filled with delicious multi-coloured foiled milk chocolate eggs – and you don’t even have to go hunting for them! The ‘Roly-Poly Bird Egg’ retails at £14.50 or you can get two for £25.00.
Lovely presents to surprise and delight literary kids and their parents.
Less is more…
*The baby crocs are milk chocolate and have a pinch of Anglesey sea salt!!
Flowers and chocolate is a classic combination. Ideal for gifts for so many occasions, so it was an obvious to Chantal Coady OBE, owner and founder of Rococo Chocolates, and Andrew McAlpine, owner and founder of Rockflower, to collaborate by combining their two products and make them available to shoppers at TFL stations.
In a recent Q & A session Chantal said: Chocolate and flowers are an obvious combination, although they have rather different requirements in terms of selling them: flowers need lots of water, chocolate needs climate control and a dry environment, so there are also plenty of challenges trying to sell them together. Andrew has a brilliant mind and way of innovating so that these obstacles are no longer problems, I love the sense of innovation that Rockflower delivers, and the fact that you can buy from them instantly, 24 hours a day, whenever you have a whim to get beautiful flowers or chocolates in fact.
And Andrew commented: 2015 will see Rockflower move into three, if not four, other TFL stations in and around London and with that I am very thrilled to know that we are moving into these new locations with Chantal and Rococo Chocolates, which is such a fine complement because the proof of the matter is that people already like this combination in Blackfriars and I think that when we’re in other high profile areas, we’re going to find that this works even better together.
No doubt we will be seeing more of this natural combination in weeks and month to come. They are perfect together for Valentines, for Mother’s Day and for Easter. In fact it is hard to find an occasion when they are not!
Chantal Coady has designed some Easter fineries for their popular Real Hen Eggs, Seagull Eggs and Quail eggs.Â In true tradition the packing is quirky, eye catching and amusing.
Â Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!
Â The Superior Seagull Eggs are made of gooey salted caramel and chocolate ganache; all wrapped up in dark and milk chocolate layers inside a thin sugar shell. They’re the perfect gift for the rucksack of an intrepid twitcher out on a cliff-top mission, and we can’t think of a better snack for bringing extra cheer to a seaside holiday (or for pretending you’re on one).
They retail at Â£6.95 and weigh 150g
The pretty little Quail Eggs are made from a fine French hazelnut praline, dipped in milk chocolate then coated with a thin sugar shell (using natural colours, of course). Perfect for a summer picnic or to keep your friends amused – put a bowl of Quail eggs and our Olive Toscane out as they sip their cocktails and see who you can trick!
They retail at Â£6.96 and weigh 145g
And The Real Hens Eggs are not left out; they have a beautiful new wrapper with serving suggestions.Â Real Hensâ€™ Eggs (eggbox of six) blown and filled with hazelnut praline. The melted henâ€™s eggs are perfect served with grissini soldiers. And full instructions of how to do it comes with the pack â€“ a very special way to â€œgo to work on an eggâ€.
These are just some of the delights Rococo Chocolates has in store this Easter.
The Dirty Bunnies bagÂ (125g) is filled with crunchyÂ pralineÂ feuillete chocolate ‘droppings’ with a praline rabbit sitting on top. TheyÂ come in both milk and dark chocolate and children aged up to 90 love them! A 125g bag retails at Â£7.50.
Rococo hand painted eggs are something to be treasured.Â Â Each designÂ isÂ paintedÂ by chocolate artistsÂ on white chocolate and backed with a thickÂ layer ofÂ dark chocolate. The Leaping Hare and ChickÂ baby eggs come in their own Rococo Bone China Egg cup, andÂ retail at Â£9.95 each.
The ultimate in EasterÂ treats is the Japanese Bird Egg,Â skilfully painted withÂ a goldenÂ birdÂ perched on a blossom tree.Â Â The egg is filled with aÂ dozen mixed chocolates so if you cannot bear to eat theÂ beautifulÂ bird straightÂ away you can still enjoy some lovely chocolate!Â Retail price is Â£30.00 and weight is 220g.
There are many other exciting Easter productsÂ to discoverÂ too,Â such Real Hens Eggs filled with praline,Â sugar-coatedÂ quails eggs and bags of foiled Hunting Bunny Eggs ideal for hiding in the garden…Â Â Happy Easter!Â