Diary: Chocolate adds flavour with chavs

As we head into the Christmas party season, party planners' minds are working overtime to come up with themes and ideas to make their night stand out from the crowd - but thought must be given to the implications of their choices.

No one could accuse Grant Butler Coomber's consumer division Chocolate of not being up with the latest fashion when asking guests to come dressed as 'chavs' for a party for journalists.

But it seems bouncers at Jewel Bar in Covent Garden, which has a dress code of 'chic/elegant and sophisticated', were not in on the vibe and turned away some invited guests for being badly dressed.

While we sympathise with the bouncers - who must have been under severe pressure when descended upon by Burberry's finest - we suspect freelance journalist Tony Dennis's Ferrari baseball cap, for which he was barred entry, was not the most heinous fashion crime of the night.

Chocolate co-founder Jill Coomber, however, rubbishes the allegations, citing the huge number of 'hideously dressed people' that did make it into the bar.

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