Last Friday thoroughly enjoyed an excellent evening at the Vaults, underneath Waterloo. I have never ventured down Leake Street (sounds something out of Harry Potter books) but we found the ‘downside-up cocktail bar’… again another first!
‘Rococo Chocolates was holding a Scrumdiddlyumptious event to celebrate Roald Dahl 100 – celebrating 100 years of the world’s number one storyteller and the launch of their 8 new artisan Roald Dahl chocolate bars inspired by his wonderful stories.’
‘The cocktail cavern is part of ‘Dinner at The Twits’ a production by Olivier Award Nominated Les EnfantsTerribles theatre company and ebp. Rococo were pairing a range of ‘Strange and Scrumptious’ flavours with their new range of Roald Dahl inspired bars. There is to be a mix of ‘grown up’ boozy chocolate pairings and cocktails as well as some phizwhizzing cheese pairings and filthsome looking, yet splendiferous chocolate canapes.’
The 8 chocolate bars are:
Bean’s Cider inspired by Fantastic Mr. Fox – ‘Rococo’s 40% cocoa house blend of creamy milk chocolate refreshing infused with tart apple. ‘Oh Foxy, its…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 vanille 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! ‘
Formula 86 No. 2 “Perfectly Normal” Dark Chocolate inspired by the Witches – ‘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 inspired by the Witches – ‘Rococo organic house blend of 40% cocoa milk chocolate. Perfectly ordinary creamy milk chocolate, in no way containing tasteless “Formula 86 mouse make 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.’
Sampling James’ Scrumptious Peach with Jimini’s edible insects was a great combination and very in keeping with the story book too!
So my favourites had to be George’s Marvellous Medicine, I surprised myself as I really didn’t think I would be keen, but this was served with Joe’s Tea Co – Queen of Green – and was truly delicious. Infact, I had to keep going back for more!
I also loved the Witches experience with different potions to try on Formula 86 No 1. and No. 2 – hugely entertaining but luckily no mice in sight!
For more information and to order Rococo Chocolates take a look at their website https://www.rococochocolates.com