by The Chocolate Dictionary
A speculation about figures from history and what they might be doing in a chocolate context if they were alive today. Of François Boucher, the Rococo painter and protégé of Madame de Pompadour, chocolate progression sees him designing nothing but elegant chocolate boxes. Of the poet John Keats, it sees him literally dying for a box of violet crèmes. Of nineteenth century French sculptor Auguste Rodin, it pictures him carving masterpieces such as The Kiss and The Eternal Idol not out of marble, but out of lickable white chocolate.
And of Lillie Langtry, the society beauty who once had an affair with the future Edward VII, and who was one of the first celebrities to endorse commercial products, chocolate progression imagines her running a boutique in Chelsea selling exquisite hand-made ganaches packaged in pastel-coloured boxes.