Thursday, June 02, 2011

Prestat Celebrate the Best of British

Prestat, chocolatiers to Her Majesty The Queen, are flying the flag for Britain and I have been fortunate to receive a bespoke collection of five truffles presented in a fabulously contemporary, patriotic Union Jack box.

Prestat celebrates the engagement and wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton with this bespoke collection of their Finest Truffles.

The renowned artist and illustrator Kitty Arden designed the box featuring a billowing Union Jack to reflect a sense of national pride. Kitty then added an element of fun and indulgence by incorporating Prestat's typically exuberant swirls as well as their trademark pink and gold.Sea Salt Caramel Truffles - A dark chocolate shell filled with soft caramel infused with sea salt and enrobed in fine dark chocolate. These chocolates allude to us being a seafaring nation, while the combination of the softest caramel and dark chocolate infused with sea salt is as bold and daring as any great British hero.

Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles - Creamy white chocolate feathered in pink and filled with a rich chocolate Marc de Champagne ganache. As beautiful as a blushing English rose.

St. Clement's Truffles - A dark chocolate ganache combining the sun filled flavours of oranges and lemons carried inside a dark chocolate shell. Inspired by the ancient nursery rhyme 'Oranges and Lemons' which lists several of London's most historic churches.

Hazelnut Pralines - Lightly roasted hazelnuts melded with velvety milk chocolate to make this celebrated praline to represent tradition and excellence.

Passion Fruit Truffles - An exotic passion fruit chocolate ganache enrobed in the finest milk chocolate. These exotic and contemporary milk chocolates sum up the diversity, creativity and vibrancy of Britain in the twenty first century.

Prestat chocolates are all made by hand in London and are served at all major state banquets. Everyone from the Queen Mother to Roald Dahl regarded them as a favourite treat. The writer even referred to Prestat in his autobiographical recipe book, 'Memories of Gypsy Corner'. "I also adore so-called truffles...as Prestat makes them."

In 1975 Prestat had the honour of being awarded a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen. Prestat was awarded a second Royal Warrant by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in her centenary year.

Prestat chocolates can either be bought online or at selected retailers.

Why not visit the Prestat Shop in London at:

14 Princes Arcade
Piccadilly
London
SW1Y 6DS

Thank you Prestat and Isabel.

2 comments :

Hazel said...

What a beautiful box with a delicious selection of chocolates - this post makes me so happy to be coming back to England soon for some REAL chocolate!

The Caked Crusader said...

What a pretty box! I had prestat chocolates a few years back - I recall it had a cinnamon filling which was just about the most exotic chocolate I'd had at the time!

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