The age-old saying of "as useful as a chocolate teapot" may soon have to be retired thanks to a new and special teapot coming out of the United Kingdom. London-based online retailer Firebox recently revealed the world's first functioning chocolate teapot. The edible teapot is made of 58 percent dark chocolate and can be used to create a delicious thick hot chocolate that can be poured into a cup when filled with hot water and cocoa powder. All one needs to do is pour and drink.
"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! And tasty," the description of the edible product reads.
In addition to making a nice and thick hot chocolate, the teapot can also be used as a vessel for fondue when even more hot water is added, perfect for dipping bananas, strawberries or marshmallows in. When either the hot chocolate or fondue is all gone, the teapot can then be broken up and eaten. The teapot is also gluten-free.
"It's more useful than an ashtray on a motorbike, a waterproof teabag, a glass hammer or mudflaps on a tortoise," a spokesperson for the website said. "Handmade in Britain from quality dark chocolate (58 percent cocoa solids), the 600 gram teapot turns old wisdom on its stupid old head."
The chocolate teapot is currently available for pre-order, comes with a glossy finish, has a shelf life of 18 months and costs only $35.59. The ingredients that are used to make it include cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier (soya lecithin), vanilla essence and shellac E904.
This teapot may be the first actually functioning chocolate teapot, but it is not the first attempt to sell one. In 2014, a U.K. chocolatier out of York created a chocolate teapot that held boiling water for two minutes in order to make a hot chocolate drink. This teapot was made out of 65 percent cocoa solids and used a silicone mold to make the shape of it, but was never made available to the public.
You can order the chocolate teapot from Firebox HERE.