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!
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.”