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Eat Like Royalty with the Queen of England's Favorite Chocolate
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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ll come out and say it — we’re chocoholics. In fact, it doesn’t even need to be the biggest chocolate-infused holiday for us to admit that; chocolate is just that good.
But although we stand by our beloved brands like Godiva, Jacques Torres, and Neuhaus, it must say something about your brand when it’s dubbed a royal favorite. Such is the case with Prestat, the London-based brand that has scored fans here and across the pond — even Her Majesty, the Queen of England.
Though the truffles, chocolates, and pralines are available in select retailers across the U.S., they’re being showcased in a one-stop pop-up shop at New York City's Fifth Avenue icon, Henri Bendel.
When we stopped in to sample the fare and meet Nick Crean, Prestat’s co-owner, we were stunned by not only the gorgeous jewel-colored packaging, but by a little fun fact — Prestat sells heart-shaped boxes all year round.
Why? Simply because the box (and what’s inside) makes a serious statement, not to mention a great gift for those situations when you need to impress — or smooth things over with — your special someone.
Our personal favorites are definitely the salted caramel truffles as well as the brand’s big hit, champagne truffles.
The Henri Bendel pop-up shop is open through Valentine’s Day, but these sweet treats can be found at a few retailers year-round in the U.S. — see where here.
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