Chocolatier resigns after "act of truffle-squishing" in a rival store.

Barry Colenso, chocolatier to the Queen and Prince Charles, the man who created the first billboard made of chocolate, and who has been nicknamed "Willy Wonka" has resigned from his position at Thorntons' after being caught by a surveillance camera as he squished a rival company's candies.


"The master chocolatier was caught on CCTV ruining chocolates worth £63.50 at the Hotel Chocolat store in Nottingham. Staff said he was observed 'handling truffles in a suspicious manner'.

"A quick check after he had left revealed a trail of destruction across the glass unit of the display counter as truffle after truffle had been mercilessly squashed under thumb. 'This was an extraordinary act of truffle-squishing. We can only guess at what provoked it,' said a Hotel Chocolat spokesman…"

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