I was given these two little bars at the press launch for The Chocolate Festival, which is coming back to London’s Southbank this December. Rococo Chocolates will be there, and they were kind enough to host the launch at their Motcomb Street shop. At the event, we got to sample some delicious brownies from Outsider Tart, some Christmas chocolates from Rococo, and these little “Bee Bars” that are so cute I just had to write about them.
They get their name from the bee design on the moulds, which in turn comes from a design book Rococo’s Chantal Coady found when starting the company 30 years ago. Rococo have made these bars for a while, but they’ve just updated the packaging based on the Moroccan tiles in the Motcomb Street garden and introduced these two new flavours.
The Raspberry Fizz is a 28% white chocolate with freeze dried raspberries and popping candy. I don’t eat a lot of white chocolate, but thankfully this one isn’t too sweet – and given these bars are only 20g a piece, it’s never going to get too sickly.
The pieces of freeze dried fruit also help cut through the sweetness a little, although being a fan of raspberries, I did think it could have done with a little more. The popping candy just brings a gentle fizz to proceedings. It doesn’t exactly explode in your mouth (unfortunately), but it’s fun and satisfies a sugar graving.
The Honeycomb Crunch bar is a simple 37% milk chocolate with pieces of honeycomb that, as the name suggest, add a bit of a crunch. Again, it’s fairly sweet, but I have to confess this little bar was gone in a matter of seconds and I really quite enjoyed it.
These Rococo Bee Bars are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up to carry around in your bag, and despite being simple, tiny bars I do have a bit of a soft spot for them. You can pick them up in Rococo’s shops in London and Chester, and I’m sure they’ll also be available to buy online very soon.