Chantal making chocolate truffles

The Chocolate Detective

I’ve been obsessed by chocolate since I was child and always loved creating beautiful things. A degree in textile design and a student job selling chocolate in Harrods led to completing a small business course and founding Rococo Chocolates in 1983. After exiting the business in 2019 I set up the Chocolate Detective, and during the pandemic I worked alone out of a small kitchen in a gentleman’s club in Chelsea perfecting my recipes and designing my no plastic eco packaging. I also supported the Grenada Chocolate Company fundraising to help them through this difficult time. I have invested in an organic cocoa farm in Grenada and all the harvest is donated to the chocolate company who make some of the best chocolate I have ever tasting in the perfect circular economy that also respects the environment. I am the only person to have been honoured for “Services to chocolate making” (with an OBE from the late Queen Elizabeth in 2014).

The story behind the business
Meet The Chocolate Detective

Hi, I’m Chantal, an artist, designer and chocolate lover. I have been creating beautiful chocolates for over 40 years, when I founded my first company. Since then I founded the Chocolate Detective with three main aims, to connect chocolate lovers to the source where cocoa is grown and transformed into chocolate, to create wonderful recipes using some classic and some unusual flavours and finally bringing my decades of experience to curate a collection of some of the most lovely chocolate available from other carefully vetted chocolate producers. I have worked closely with artist and illustrator Madeleine Floyd on the Birds Egg collection which has been so popular. My mission is to shine a light on best practice in the industry and bring you chocolate with full transparency

founder Credentials

  • 60s Plus Founder
  • Female Founded Business
  • Socially Positive
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