My husband is so good about informing me of tea-related things he comes across in his daily perusal of British news websites. Yesterday, he wanted to be sure I had heard about the "world's first real chocolate teapot." I had not, and perhaps some of you wish to be enlightened as well!
According to this article, the teapot is handmade of 58 percent quality dark chocolate, and it can even be eaten after it is used for sipping. With the addition of hot water and cocoa powder, the teapot can make hot chocolate. The addition of more water can apparently turn the pot into a chocolate fondue.
The teapot is being sold by a company called Firebox (above is a screen grab from the website), which is quoted as calling this teapot "more useful than an ashtray on a motorbike, a waterproof teabag, a glass hammer or mudflaps on a tortoise." Go here if you'd like to read more about it, but don't get too attached—it's available for delivery only in the European Union!