Well, maybe not entirely useless, but as the saying goes: “it’s as useful as a chocolate teapot.” The people who invented this choco teapot probabally heard that expression and wanting to prove conventional wisdom wrong.
Apparently, you can actually fill this teapot with hot water and steep your tea. Add a little milk afterwards, and you’ve got a tasty combination of tea and hot chocolate. You probably can’t use it more than once or maybe twice, but they also mention using it as a fondue afterwards. That’s two uses, so far!
Not in the mood to steep a cuppa? Just break off a piece and eat it. We’re already at 3 uses for a chocolate tea pot, and haven’t even broken a sweat yet!
How does it even work? When you imagine it in your head, don’t think of a thin chocolate easter egg or bunny, the chocolate in this teapot is a lot thicker, so the inside layer is going to melt from the hot water but the pot will remain intact. This would make a really unique gift for somebody that loves tea.
Here’s the thing about buying gifts for people that have hobbies and passions: If you have a friend that’s passionate about something, you should usually avoid getting them anything to do with their passion because you aren’t going to know what’s good and what isn’t, what they have, or what they need. For example, you wouldn’t buy a paintbrush for an artist unless you knew exactly which one they needed – because chances are they’ve already got a great brush or need something very specific. Tea is kind of the same way, at least when it comes to tea accessories. If you know somebody who is a huge tea lover/snob, it’s very thoughtful to grab them some leaves from the grocery store or a new kettle, but chances are their tastes are kind of beyond that point and they already have everything they need. That’s not to say that we don’t love getting new teas to try or aren’t extremely grateful for any gifts received, but this is a helpful rule of thumb to keep in mind.
Anyways, the point I’m trying to make is… a chocolate teapot is a really cool gift because:
- They’re not already going to own one.
- It’s not trying to replace their existing tea rituals.
- It’s just fun and unique.
But I’m not trying to sell you on it. £24.99 is a lot to pay for a pound and a half of chocolate. But… so tempting.
Here’s a funny description from Firebox, where you can buy this chocolate tea pot if you’re so inclined to:
“Hahahahahah, as much use as a Chocolate Teapot. Hahahhaahah. Great gag.
Well get ready to have your tiny little mind blown as we’ve turned the world on it’s head and made the useless – useful!
Handmade in Britain, from quality dark chocolate (58% cocoa solids) this 600g teapot turns old wisdom on it’s stupid old head.
Simply fill the Chocolate Teapot with hot water, stir in cocoa powder and you’ve got a lovely hot chocolate drink to pour.
Add more water to create a retro chocolate fondue inside. Dip any of your favourite grub; banana, strawberries, sausages or marshmallows etc into the creamy chocolate fondue and enjoy the chocolate covered scrumptiousness.
When finished, simply break up the teapot and eat it. Who’s useless now eh?!
A huge thanks to Angela from Tea With Friends for bringing this chocolate tea cup to our attention, and just for having a great blog in general!
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