In phizz-wizzing, scrumdiddlyumptious style, we celebrate another day devoted to the exclusive books by exceptional storyteller Roald Dahl, who would have been a whizzpopping 102 years old if he were alive today.
Deep in the heart of the Chiltern countryside, Roald Dahl’s vivid and mischievous imagination gave birth to some of the greatest stories ever told.
The Britishness of his stories has been capturing minds, young and old, for decades; from tales of his very British schooling to a connoisseur’s opinion on whipple-scrumptious British chocolate inventions.
Prestat was also a favoured haunt of Roald Dahl, in fact, he made Prestat truffles the centrepiece of his novel My Uncle Oswald. In the book, a raucous comic romp, a love potion hidden inside irresistible Prestat truffles is secretly fed to Europe’s monarchs.
Prestat is one of London's oldest chocolate shops, and for many years it has supplied (unadulterated) chocolates to the British royal family. In 1975 it was granted a Royal Warrant as Purveyors of Chocolates to Her Majesty The Queen.
Prestat's newly refurbished shop in Picadilly is open again, looking more majestic, bright, colourful and as eccentric as ever!
Make Roald Dahl Day 'dahlicious' with a box of chocolates he would have been proud of.
Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Roald Dahl; Matilda
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