In Britain a chocolate teapot means something or someone who is completely useless, not unlike the concept of a cheese cauldron. However, some Brits felt the need to put this insult to the test and employed a master chocolatier to do so. John Costello of the Nestle Product Technology Centre was well up to the task and crafted a non-melting chocolate teapot, wholly debunking the term.
Along with a team of engineers and scientists, Costello set out to create a useful teapot made out of chocolate. Their two-faceted approach involved using 65% dark chocolate solids as well as making a thick enough vessel so the chocolate would absorb as much energy as possible before turning into a liquid state. Cast in a silicon mold, the final product is usable as long as you don't stir up the sludge on the bottom.