Racing Chocs are hand-painted filled chocolates shaped like racing helmets with custom designs, making them that perfectly unique gift for any racing fan.
The smooth, shiny chocolate helmets are decorated with designs from both new and old Formula 1 drivers’ helmets, and each 6-, 12-, or 24-piece boxes are customizable. With decadent flavors like pistachio praline, cherry ganache, mocha, hazelnut praline, mint fondant, lemon-lime, rum ganache, and more, there’s no shortage of variety.
Racing Chocs is the passion project of Matthew Poat, who was running the European operations of an onboard video and data-logging company when he randomly came across a social media post from a New York chocolatier, hose chocolates reminded him of racing helmets.
Poat would then enroll in the rigorous weeklong chocolatier course at Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Banbury, UK, where he learned the ins and outs of tempering chocolate, working with ganache, filling chocolates, and how to airbrush colored cocoa butter to create brilliant and brightly colored designs. Soon after, Racing Chocs was born—in his garage—and he began fulfilling customized online orders for the likes of W Series, Arai, Mark Blundell, Walero, Pirelli, McLaren & Mercedes.