Prestat was established in 1902 in London by Antoine Dufour following his family’s creation of the chocolate truffle in Chambery, France in December 1895. Since then, Prestat has received two royal warrants as purveyors of chocolates, the most recent to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1999.
Prestat has had a long history of celebrity customers from the actress Sarah Bernhardt in the 1910s through to Sir John Gielgud and Dame Peggy Ashcroft in the 1950s, Princess Diana in the 1990s and Stephen Fry and Adrian Lester today. Prestat’s most famous customer is arguably Roald Dahl, author of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory!
Prestat’s delicious chocolates are all traded fairly, via a partnership with Esoko: an innovative service that gives farmers more power when negotiating deals.