The Academy of Chocolate Awards was held at Claridge’s Hotel for the 2017 event. This prestigious, and increasingly internationally recognised event, saw 900 entries this year, showing that the UK chocolate scene is growing in reputation and creativity.

Chantal Coady OBE. Founder of Rococo Chocolates was joined by Head Chocolatier Karen and the entire Rococo Kitchen team of Jordan, Mireille, Paul, Nick and Veronica, to collect all of the Awards, including two of the very few Golds awarded this year: for Citrus Rooibos and Yuzu & Sake, both ganaches from Rococo’s Couture range of Fresh chocolates, as well as a gold for Orange Blossom Neroli Bee Bar.

The surprise of the evening, came when Rococo were also awarded the inaugural Golden Bonbon Award, for the highest scoring chocolate of the year!

That was awarded for Citrus Rooibos – a dark chocolate dome, filled with a layer of sharp, blood orange jelly and a Valrhona ganache infused with rooibos tea. Both of the Gold winning ganaches were created for Rococo’s ‘Round the World’ seasonal range last year, when the chocolatiers worked to discover and share new flavours and ingredients from around the globe. Citrus Rooibos represented South Africa, and the mouth-tingling acidity of the Yuzu & Sake was for Japan.

The Orange Blossom Neroli bee bar, which won Gold in its category of flavoured milk bars, is a 50% dark milk, infused with organic Neroli essential oil for the evocative and delicate flavour of orange blossoms.

As well as the gold, Rococo also won four Silvers for Lychee & Thai Lime, Liquorice & Rhubarb, Sticky Toffee Pudding and our Macadamia Gianduja. Plus three Bronzes for the Cashew & Cocoa Nib Cluster, Popcorn Ganache, and panned Caramelised Macadamias & Hazelnuts.

All three Gold Award winning chocolates are available in all Rococo shops from Saturday.

Going for Gold – Rococo Chocolates

Gold Medal Winners

Rococo Chocolates has come away from the Academy of Chocolates Awards 2013 with four gold medals. Chantal Coady, founder of Rococo chocolates, remarked; “We are delighted to be recognised for our chocolates, especially in the year when we celebrate our 30th anniversary, and it is an honour to be awarded so many gold medals”. Along with this already impressive haul, they received a silver and two bronze medals.

The chocolates awarded gold recognition were created by Rococo’s Principal Chocolatier, Barry Johnson, who has just completed his first year with the artisan company. They are:
Salted Chocolate Toffee & Crunchy Praline – Best Filled Chocolate (Nuts)
Kalamansi Lime Caramel – Best Filled Chocolate (Caramel)
Passion Fruit & Rosemary Caramel – Best Filled Chocolate (Caramel)

The fourth chocolate to receive the top accolade in the Best Unflavoured Dark Truffle category is Rococo’s ever-popular Madagascar House Truffle.

Rococo’s Organic Milk Chocolate Rose Otto Artisan Bar received a silver medal and the bronze medals were awarded to the Organic Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Artisan Bar and to the Rococo Advent Calendar in the Best Packaging (Filled Chocolates) category.

The gold award-winning chocolates are available in their London and Chester shops from this week

Rococo Chocolates have walked away with 10 Awards

The Academy of Chocolate Awards  for 2011 took place recently and Rococo Chocolates are proud to announce that they won 10 awards.

These included 4 gold (2 Best in Category) medals and silver for our couture ganaches, which are handmade by  our Prof du Choc Laurent Couchaux and are only available in Rococo’s three stores, at these London addresses:
5 Motcomb Street SW1
321 Kings Road SW3
45 Marylebone High Street  W1 

But don’t fret if you can’t get to the shops easily, because Rococo Chocolates have plenty of prize-winners online, including their gold medal winning Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Artisan Bar. ( It is also  one of the most popular in the range)

Other prize-winners were The Cat That Got The Cream box,  the  hot chocolate  and the Basil & Persian Lime Artisan Bar and we’re delighted that our friends at The Grenada Chocolate Company won silver for their 82% bar.