Rococo was founded in March 1983 by Chantal Coady. With a deep passion for chocolate, she believed there was a need to communicate her enthusiasm for delicious, luxury chocolates and opened a shop on the King’s Road in Chelsea. Born in Tehran, her family settled in South London, and her exotic background comes through in the unique chocolate flavours she creates, including Basil and Persian Lime and Cardamom. Chantal’s inventiveness and taste for the theatrical are evident in the distinctive packaging of her products.
Rococo is luxury chocolate with a firm ethical foundation and uses fairly traded cocoa produced on Chantal’s own farm in Grenada. The farm is a joint venture between Rococo and the Grenada Chocolate Company (GCC) and every Rococo organic bar now includes its Grenada chocolate in the recipe.
For my birthday I received the Superior Seagull Eggs, luxurious salted caramel in delicious chocolate, topped with a sugar shell. Twelve eggs are presented beautifully in a box, perfect for sharing amongst the whole family. Their packaging is quaint and cute with fountain pen drawn illustrations on the pretty blue packaging. A box of Seagull eggs costs £7.50, but are so rich and exquisite they will last you a while, I relished mine and managed to make them last a month!
Rococo has four shops to visit: Motcomb Street, Marylebone High Street, King’s Road and Chester. Each shop is beautiful, with wonderful displays and elaborate presentations of chocolate goodies, each is an emporium of sugary delights.
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