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The Queen's favourite chocolates make for the perfect luxury gift – the price may surprise you!

Former royal chef Darren McGrady revealed the monarch is a total chocoholic

Gemma Strong

The Queen might have tasted some of the best food dishes in the world during her reign, from culinary delicacies on her travels, to award-winning meals created in her very own royal kitchen, but that doesn't stop her from returning to her ultimate favourite sweet treat – chocolate!

READ: The Queen's daily diet: What the Monarch eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

HELLO! have discovered the Monarch's exact favourite chocolates. If they're good enough for the royal family, they're good enough for us…

The Queen's favourite foods

According to former royal chef Darren McGrady, Her Majesty favours truffles by Bond Street chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker, long known for its connection to the royal family.

Darren took to Twitter to share a photo of the company's Pink Champagne Truffles, revealing: "Wondering what fancy chocolates to buy? Here are The Queen's favourites!"

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Founded in 1875, Charbonnel et Walker is one of the few chocolatiers to be endorsed by the Royal Warrant as one of the few chocolatiers to Her Majesty The Queen. It allows the company to display the Royal Coat of Arms alongside their own logo. And the monarch isn't the only fan.

SEE: Kate Middleton's daily diet: What the Duchess eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Other iconic customers have included Princess Diana, Princess Margaret, Wallis Simpson, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Alec Guinness, Lauren Bacall and Noel Coward, who requested a box of chocolates to be delivered to his home every fortnight.

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The Queen was delighted to receive a chocolate Easter egg

Darren spent 11 years working for the Queen at Buckingham Palace, before he moved to Kensington Palace to cook for Princess Diana until her death in 1997. "We used a repertoire of dishes," he previously told HELLO!.

"It was British and French food. We cooked a lot of traditional French food like halibut on a bed of spinach with a Mornay sauce. All the menus were in French too. I don't know how long that dated back to but even the family dining menu was in French. The Queen speaks fluent French."

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The monarch is known to have a sweet tooth

Darren also revealed that Her Majesty's favourite dessert is anything with chocolate. "She is absolutely a chocoholic. Anything we put on the menu that had chocolate on, she would pick off the menu.

MORE: The Queen's VERY unusual dessert habits – you won't believe how she eats fruit!

She has a red leather-bound menu book and the menus are all written in there. The chefs pick the menus and she puts a line through the ones that she doesn't want," he explained.

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