It’s Halloween at the end of the month and Rococo Chocolates has got some devilishly tasty tricks up its sleeve, with chocolate pumpkins, witches’ cats and ghoulish wafers; thatâ€˜s not all, there are spiders, ghosts and pumpkins all wrapped in foil â€“ ideal for trick and treat.
Here are just a few tasty temptations:
Pumpkin painted (dark & white chocolate) boxed – Â£13.50, without the box – Â£9.50.
Spooky wafers (4 types 2 dark 2 milk) – Â£2.50 each.
Black cat in Rococo box with clear lid – Â£12.50.
Spiders, ghosts and pumpkin foils, all – 70p.
Confite pumpkins packed in bags of 100g, retail at – Â£4.50.
Special Edition biscuit tins are the height of good taste this spring – McVitieâ€™s Victoria Assortments, the delectable chocolate biscuit selection, has been teamed with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen the flamboyant interior designer, to create a range of special edition biscuit tins.
Available from mid-February until April, the collectable tins come in three colours – blue, green and pink – each featuring an intricate pattern designed by the flamboyant designer.
Laurence â€“ who is famed for fusing contemporary design with dramatic old school glamour â€“ explains; â€œThe tinsâ€™ design, known as Jaisamand, mingles traditional organic forms with a bold and modern sense of scale; I thought this perfect to evoke a sense of occasion for the Victoria assortment tins and the ritual of tea time treats.â€
Easter at Rococo Chocolates this year comes in various tempting guises:
You can enjoy your praline filled Real Henâ€™s Egg, in its Jersey Pottery Rococo eggcup on Easter Morning and still have the eggcup for use the rest of the year.
Or admire your beautiful, limited edition, hand-decorated Easter egg, before temptation gets the better of you; there are three gorgeous designs, butterflies, Easter Chick and Easter Hare, all skilfully painted at the Rococo studios.
Cupid is here again! And wonderfully depicted on the splendid handmade chocolate hearts, decorated by the artists at the Rococo Chocolates factory – who could resist such a gesture?
Or if you want to leave your loved one in no doubt, how about one of Rococoâ€™s â€˜I Love You Heartsâ€™.
Of course if you are truly lost for words the â€˜all hearts selectionâ€™ will spell out the message.
Rococo Chocolates are continuing with their tradition of having artists lovingly paint the skilfully made chocolate moulds by hand.
This year they have a Santa in his Bugatti, in splendid colours, and an equally colourful Santa on his Lambretta.
Together with the Christmas tree decorated with candles and presents, they make wonderful gifts and table decorations.
Rococo Chocolates have enjoyed making their delicious, scary and fun chocolates for Halloween this year.
No doubt it was tricky for the Rococo chocolatiers to make the Halloween wafers, but eating them is a real treat!
As well as the wafers there are superb large chocolate pumpkins, available empty or filled with truffles.
The pumpkins retail at Â£ 7.95 (approx 110g) and filled with truffles Â£12.95.
Each of the beautifully crafted wafers designs comes in white, milk, or dark chocolate – priced at Â£4.50 per bag (containing two).
All of the above inspired Chantal Coady when she first had the idea of combining sea salt with delicious milk chocolate.
She remembered the wonderful sensation when eating Cornish ice cream on the beach and licking her salty lips â€“ a perfect match; this unique combination is now available in delicate milk chocolate wafers from the Rococo Chocolate factory.
The delicious organic milk chocolate wafers contain 35% cocoa and come packed in special boxes handy for posting.
All the packaging is recyclable or biodegradable and the tray is made from corn-starch.
If your Dad loves chocolate and wine, give him a special day to remember this year, by booking a tasting session at the Rococo chocolate factory with Chantal Coady and wine guru Neil Courtier.
Neil Courtier will introduce the concept of tasting wines with food, more specifically Chocolate; Dad will then have the opportunity to taste five specially selected wines along with ten delicious chocolates from the Rococo range.
Chantal will present information on the chocolates as to why they go well with a particular wine, while Neil will teach the session and provide fascinating background details on the wines.
The workshop is designed to offer some innovative ideas to dispel the myth that wine cannot be enjoyed with chocolate.
The tasting will take place at the Rococo chocolate factory on 16th June and there are two sessions at 2.30 pm and 5.30pm; each session is priced at Â£50.00 per person.
Book now to avoid disappointment by contacting Raffaella Baruzz on:
Everyone loves to receive a gift and Easter time is no exception.This year John Lewis has Easter gifts for every age and price point.
Bring the spirit of Easter right into the home with the brightly painted Easter egg garland (Â£15) and wreath (Â£20): or choose from two special Easter egg trees; one is an elegant stainless steel branched tree (Â£20), from which can be hung special porcelain Easter baubles (Â£8.50 for set of 2), the other is made from brightly coloured painted eggs (Â£20).
John Lewis has chocolate gifts for all, including a giant family egg (Â£70); a Banana and Raspberry White Chocolate Egg (Â£15); cute animal gifts including cuddly bunnies, chicks and sheep are also guaranteed to raise a smile (prices from Â£1.75).
Easter is the next big occasion after Christmas and marks the beginning of Spring. Whether cooking a traditional Easter Sunday roast, egg hunts around the garden, toasting hot cross buns for tea or brightening up the home with fresh Spring flowers.
Marks & Spencer has all you need to help make this major calendar event special:
For kids there is an entirely organic range consisting of milk and white chocolate pigs, novelty eggs in fun farmyard egg cups and character chocolate lollies.