11th August 2016
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
We recently had the honour of spending a few hours visiting the factory of one of our clients ‘Prestat Chocolates’
Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, made Prestat truffles central to his racy novel My Uncle Oswald. In this novel, a scheming temptress seduces numerous geniuses and royalty of the 20th century with a love-potion inserted into Prestat truffles.
The company received royal warrants as purveyors of chocolates to Queen Elizabeth II in 1975 and to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1999.
Nominated as one of the world’s top three chocolate shops by The Economist in 2003 Prestat’s current flagship store is at 14 Princes Arcade, Piccadilly, and in March 2009 Prestat opened within the Chocolate Hall of Harrods. Its current range of packaging is the work of designer and artist Kitty Arden, who in 2000 collaborated with Lulu Guinness, the handbag designer, to create a limited edition handbag in the design of the Prestat shop.