One of Iceland’s finest chocolatiers, Haflidi Ragnarsson, who has a shop on Adalstræti in the center of Reykjavík, was in for a surprise on Wednesday; a real princess walked in and bought chocolates for tens of thousands of Icelandic krónur.
Haflidi Ragnarsson in front of his store on Austurstræti.
“The princess is very interested in chocolates and had a taste of mine at her hotel,” Haflidi said. “She immediately wanted to check out his store and came here and talked a lot. She was impressed and even came to the back to look at how we make the chocolates. We gave her a taste and she was very interested.”
The princess has been traveling in Iceland with her entourage, but Haflidi said he knew only that she came from the Middle East. He said it was rare that customers purchase chocolates for such a high sum of money.
In an interview on mbl.is Hafsteinn said that many tourists come into his shop every day. He also works as a production manager for Mosfellsbakarí, in Mosfellsbær, a suburb of Reykjavík. He is renowned in Iceland for his confectionary.