When it comes to celebrating the deliciousness of chocolate, one day a year isn't enough — but the powers that be have picked a specific date anyway. That'd be July 7, which is credited as the day that chocolate was introduced to Europe back in 1550. While you're snacking on a piece of cocoa-filled goodness, take a moment to think about the poor chocolate-less folks before then.
In fact, why not do so while you're getting your dip on with some chocolate fondue? That's how the Regatta Hotel has chosen to mark the occasion. Come 4pm on Saturday, July 7, they'll be slathering their courtyard with warm, runny chocolate so that you can slather it all over your tastebuds.
Don't worry, it won't be all chocolate all night long — where fondue is involved, there's usually cheese, fruit and other edible non-choc items ready for plunging into the gooey hotpot as well. Still, we'd recommend eating something savoury for lunch because it's going to be quite the sweet evening.