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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My Boy Lollipop

Lollies Easter 2016 024Not that we know the Easter lollipops from Rococo Chocolate are all boys, but we do know that are all animals associated with Easter: bunny, chicken and lamb and with some most unusual ingredients!

Lapin a la moutarde

Milk chocolate bunny is made from 40% cocoa house milk choc blend, with white chocolate decorations.  Flavoured with mustard for that extra tang.

Lemon and tarragon chicken

White chocolate chick – flavoured with lemon and tarragon so very flavourful.

Lamb with mint

White chocolate lamb – decorated with house milk blend, flavoured with mint, chocolate and mints a classic combination.

£3.50 each, available in Rococo Stores and online

P.S. For those children not keen on mustard and tarragon, Rococo has also made milk chocolate bunnies and white chocolate chicks.

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Hand Painted Artisan Eggs from Rococo Chocolates

clip_image002The popular Artisan Bar range is the inspiration for this year’s Easter Egg Collection from Rococo Chocolates. The stunning designs by Chantal Coady OBE have been recreated and skillfully hand painted on the eggs. Two of the best-selling flavours will be available this Easter.

Sea Salt Milk Artisan Egg: 40% cocoa milk chocolate shell made from Rococo’s organic house blend flavoured with Sea Salt. A thin hand painted white chocolate layer forms the canvas for the beautiful blue and white Artisan Bar design. Contains 8 Superior Seagull Fleur de Sel salted caramel eggs (Salted caramel ganache covered in milk chocolate with a fine sugar shell). 190g

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The Honeycomb Crunch Milk Artisan Egg: 40% cocoa milk chocolate shell made from Rococo’s organic house blend with crunchy honeycomb pieces. A thin hand painted white chocolate layer reflects the honeycomb and bee design of this very popular Artisan bar. Inside are pieces of honeycomb coated in milk chocolate. 160g

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The Artisan Easter Eggs come packed in Rococo Boxes with straw and retail at £24.00.

The eggs are available from all 5 Rococo Shops and online from week commencing 22 February.

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Coming in from the Cold

IMG_1388 croppedsml IMG_1418 croppedsml IMG_1419 croppedsml IMG_1426 croppedsmlWhat could be better than a piece of delicious chocolate in front of the fire after a day out in the cold? This winter Rococo has created their Winter Collection focusing on all the flavours and scents of the cold winter months; from fruity figs and roasted nuts, through the heady spice of mulled wine, to the richness and comfort of sticky toffee pudding. A contemporary twist on British tradition.

Golden Fig: Succulent Lerida figs, blended with honey and roasted hazelnuts in almond marzipan.

Clementine: Rich, smooth Brazilian origin ganache, with the sweet citrus notes of clementine.

Mulled Wine: Red wine jelly, topped with a dark ganache infused with winter spices/the flavours of winter.

Sticky Toffee Pudding: Rich, dark Medjool date caramel with a hint of sea salt.

The Winter Collection comes in a box of four for £6.50 or £13.50 for 100g and is available on line and at the 5 Rococo shops. Also available to buy individually in Rococo shops.

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ROCOCO IS POPPING UP IN THE CITY

clip_image002Lucky City dwellers, shoppers and workers can now get Rococo chocolates on their doorstep. Rococo is opening a kiosk at One New Change EC4M 9AF on Monday 9th November.

The Kiosk will have a selection of products including Couture, bars and Choc-a-porter. There will not be a couture counter but a selection of pre-packed boxes (award –winners, seasonal etc.) will be available. So if you need a quick gift for a dinner party you know where to come!

And that is not all Rococo will also be serving hot chocolate, coffee and tea.

To begin the kiosk will be open Monday to Friday 8.30 to 18.30. Week-end openings will be decided later

More exciting news to follow in the New Year! Watch this space.

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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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OFFICIAL – ROCOCO BEST IN THE WORLD

IMG_5478It was a very proud moment for Chantal Coady OBE, owner and creative director of Rococo Chocolates, and Barry Johnson, principal chocolatier at Rococo Chocolate when they were presented with Gold medals for two of their delicious products from the International Chocolate Awards during The Chocolate Show.

International Chocolate Awards   –   Gold Best in the World                      

Dark Cardamom Bar

Mandarin and Tonka Caramel

And it did not stop there a silver medal was also awarded for the

Spice Island Bar

During the show there were other challenges and again Rococo proved a force to be reckoned with, Barry’s praline cigar won 2nd place in the:

Great British Spice Chocolate Challenge

2nd place     –     Hazelnut, orange and Lebkuchen spiced praline cigar.

Chantal and Barry would like to offer their congratulations to Zara Snell who, at only 19 years old, won the Spice Challenge a great achievement. Well Done! She is surely one to watch!

And not only is Rococo producing the best chocolate, they are also the fastest – proved so well by Sam Smallman, retail and events manager, in the truffle rolling competition which he won convincingly.

A great end to a very successful Chocolate Week

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Rococo Chocolates helps raise awareness for The Global Goals – for Sustainable Developments

Rococo Artisan Bar GLOBAL GOALSChantal Coady OBE, founder, owner and creative director of Rococo Chocolates was inspired by Amanda Mackenzie’s (of www.project-everyone.org) call to action. The simple but mighty ambition of Project Everyone is to share their 17 global goals with seven billion people in seven days.

For the UN launch of Global Goals 2015 on Friday September 25th, Rococo Chocolates have paired their 17 artisan organic chocolate bars with the 17 Global Goals to help raise awareness for this fantastic worldwide campaign.

Chantal: “All of the 17 Global Goals are close to my heart. The big scary one is to end poverty by 2030 and to do this all the other goals will need to be achieved. If I had to pick three to highlight, it would be #5 Gender Equality, #4 Quality Education and #10 Reduced Inequalities.”

NOTES

On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders, including the Pope, will meet in New York to commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. To end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. The Global Goals for Sustainable Development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.

 #globalgoals #Action2015

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Have a Harrowing Halloween with Rococo Chocolates

IMG_20150918_142214Wednesday 28th October- Goblin Blood making workshop –

Join Sam Smallman, Rococo’s tasting expert and event manager, for a gruesome delve into creating this disgusting delicacy of a drink. Using suspiciously healthy looking ingredients and of course chocolate, Sam will show your children how to create this bothersome beverage as well as starting with the drink’s odious origins- £20 per person 2pm-4.30pm

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Friday 30th October- Frankenstein’s Blind Fold Tasting-

Join Sam for his most disgusting pairing yet. Are you ready to see what chocolate brings out the best in brains? What is enticing with eyeballs or tasty with tongue? – Not suitable for vegetarians- £20 per person 2pm-4.30pm

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Saturday 31st October- Port, Chocolate and Ghost Stories –

What better way to spend Halloween night than sharing a port, sampling a chocolate and jumping out of your seat. Join Sam as he invites guest readers to present Tales of Terror from Edgar Allan Poe, M.R. James, Neil Gaiman and others. £35.00 per person. 7pm-9.00pm

All events at 5 Motcomb St Belgravia.

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Santa in New Shiny Blue Bugatti

IMG_1866Very much a favourite among Rococo Customers, Santa in the Bugatti has been given a shiny new car to drive this year. He looks great on the Christmas table. He is not alone, Rococo has a number of other Santa’s in their stable.

Santa in Bugatti

Dark chocolate with a thin white chocolate hand painted layer. Min weight 200g, retails at £32.50

 

Colour Santa

Milk chocolate with a thin white chocolate hand painted later. Min weight 250g, retails at £29.95

 

Small Santa Collection

Plain milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate. Min weight 50g, retails at £5 each (these are not hand coloured)

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Snowman

Milk and white chocolate with painted dark chocolate hat and red scarf. Min weight 120g, retails at £15.95

 

Large Chubby Santa

Milk chocolate with a thin white chocolate hand painted layer. Min weight 3kg, retails at £125.

All available in store and online.

All figurines are hollow.

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Available from November.

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Couture Christmas Trees – pièce de résistance

IMG_1821smlThese beautiful sculptures make wonderful decorations for the table and are great to share once the meal is over. Add one of the Lollipops with a place name and you have a very personal festive setting. 

Dark Chocolate Couture Christmas Tree

Made from Rococo 65% cocoa dark chocolate organic house blend containing cocoa from their own farm in Grenada and studded with ginger pieces, pistachio nuts, cranberries, candied orange pieces and crunchy pearls.

Milk Chocolate Couture Christmas Tree

Made from the Rococo 40% cocoa milk chocolate organic house blend and studded with crystallised pecan nuts, vanilla fudge pieces and silver popping candy.

Available from Rococo stores only, min 350g, £45 each.

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Rococo Christmas Lollipops

Gingerbread Boy and Girl

Rococo 40% cocoa milk chocolate organic house blend with white chocolate piped decoration, flavoured with gingerbread spices (a blend of ginger, cinnamon, orange and nutmeg).

Reindeer

Caramelia 36% milk chocolate with red nose and white antlers. Caramelia is a Valrhona blend, made with dairy based caramel for a rich milk chocolate with vibrant hints of caramel.

Polar Bear

White chocolate with dark and milk chocolate decoration and a red Christmas hat.

Penguin

Rococo 65% cocoa dark chocolate organic house blend with white chocolate and yellow piped decoration. Min weight 20g, £3.50 each. All lollies are backed with a Christmas cocoa butter transfer.

Available in Rococo stores and online from November.

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Samples are available for photo shoots.

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