Thursday, 8 August 2013


The chocolate museum gives a fascinating account of the development of chocolate from its earliest use in Central America three thousand years ago to its first use in solid form in the early 19th century. Theobroma cacao contains many "drugs", the news yesterday suggested drinking it improved the memory in elderly people, it also stimulates endorphins, and could be regarded as one of the five-a-day. What a miracle substance, mood-enhancing, legal, good taste and only mildly addictive, who needs alcohol (apart from Belgian beer) or ciggarettes?

All made from chocolate in the museum.

The variety of chocolate shops quite confuses, if it hadn't been so hot we might have overloaded the poor Eurostar.

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