Yesterday I popped into Rococo Chocolates in Belgravia to meet its founder Chantal Coady …
… and as we talked, I sipped the most gorgeous thick hot chocolate and reminisced about the first time I tasted something as true as this. I was in Rome a long while ago and the revelation was akin to discovering that not all pizzas were deep crust. As for hot chocolates, Angelina in Paris is a hot spot for veritable chocolate fans. But where do you go when you’re in London? If you like yours thick and smooth, Rococo would be a good first stop.
Whilst talking with Chantal, I learned about Rococo’s ethical farm in Grenada and the reason behind Rococo’s unique style and designs: Chantal designs everything.
I am such a huge fan of Rococo Chocolates on King’s Road that yesterday morning was a true pleasure. Getting to know the Belgravia store and the person behind such a fabulous brand was a real treat.
And being given a full box of chocolates to take away with me was also very exciting.
When I arrived home and took the box out of the bag …
I discovered some brand new flavours I hadn’t yet tried.
They included kalamansi lime caramel, (two) passion fruit and rosemary caramel, jivara milk chocolate ganache and almond marzipan hot cross bun.
The flavours were exceptional and their textures sublime. The kalamansi lime caramel and passion fruit and rosemary caramel were both melt in your mouth smooth.
I wish I had the discipline to savour each one slowly and carefully but I’m afraid I devoured them all instantly (unfortunate for the OH). They were a feast for the tastebuds and I guess I got overexcited.
Thank you Chantal and Rococo for a delicious morning! I’ll be back. 🙂
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