Charbonnel et Walker
Charbonnel et Walker chocolates
Charbonnel et Walker history
Charbonnel et Walker was founded in 1875 and is one of Britain’s earliest chocolatiers. Encouraged by Edward VII, (then the Prince of Wales), Charbonnel et Walker first formed as a partnership between Mrs Walker and Mme. Charbonnel, the latter was persuaded away from the Maison Boissier chocolate house in Paris.
Charbonnel et Walker’s original shop opened at 173 New Bond Street in Mayfair and has remained in Bond Street ever since. It is now housed in one of London’s elegant arcades, the Royal Arcade on Old Bond Street.
The Royal Warrant for Charbonnel et Walker
Charbonnel et Walker are endorsed by the Royal Warrant as chocolate manufacturers to Her Majesty The Queen. This great honour allows the Royal Warrant to be stamped on each of their creations and we have heard that Her Majesty The Queen is particularly partial to milk chocolate and each year is presented with a selection of Charbonnel et Walker Easter eggs for her to choose as gifts.
Charbonnel et Walker range of chocolates
Charbonnel et Walker chocolates are hand-made according to traditional recipes and range from plain and flavoured chocolate bars and 'thins' through to selection gift boxes and seasonal chocolate gifts. Their Easter chocolate collection is particularly popular with their boxed Easter eggs being one of the most luxurious Easter eggs on the market. The Charbonnel et Walker drinking chocolate is one of the best selling luxury drinking chocolates on the market packed in an attractive tin.
The famous Charbonnel et Walker truffles
Charbonnel et Walker is famous for its growing range of chocolate truffles, decadently rich and beautifully packaged in round gift boxes. The most popular being the Pink Marc de Champagne truffles which are made with a milk chocolate ganache centre infused with the brandy and encased in a strawberry infused, white chocolate shell. Presented in a candy pink box with gold emboss. Charbonnel et Walker now make a wide range of chocolate truffles in various flavours such as mint, Bucks Fizz, ginger, strawberry, vanilla and cappuccino made with milk, dark and white chocolates.
Charbonnel et Walker today
Charbonnel et Walker now have 3 shops, two in London and one in Leeds, showcasing their luxury range of chocolates which can also be found in many higher end department stores and of course ourselves. Their shops exude tradition and are a favourite for traditionalists and in London particularly popular with tourists from all over the world. Charbonnel et Walker has also now gone global, spreading the brand into Japan and Australia.
Charbonnel et Walker's Bond Street store in London.
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