This week is National Chocolate Week here in the UK.
According to the Oracle (wikipedia) the word “chocolate” comes from the Classical Nahuatl word xocolātl(meaning “bitter water”).
The chocolate we eat today is a million miles from “bitter water” though and since sugar was added to this original Aztec luxury in the 16th century its become a popular treat growing companies such as Cadburys into around a £12bn business.
One such business taking a more traditional approach is the ever popular Chocolate Cafe in the heart of Ramsbottom.
Although they say they’re doing “nothing special” for chocolate week, they quite rightly say “it’s always chocolate week at The Chocolate Cafe”
Which is as good a reason as any to visit I would say.