Everyone loves chocolate.
From Willy Wonka to Ferrero Rocher, the Cadbury's Flake girl to the man from Milk Tray, it is embedded in our culture as perhaps no other foodstuff. Depending on who you listen to, it either clogs up your arteries or reduces the risk of cancer; it is the bringer of acne or the 'Prozac of Candy'; it produces the same chemicals in your brain as when you fall in love.
Paul Richardson has had a sweet tooth ever since his grandmother fed him Lindt milk chocolate animals as a boy. In this fascinating book he satisfies a lifelong craving by travelling the world to find out the history of this most popular of foodstuffs.
Part travelogue, part cultural history, part literary gastronomy, Indulgence is full of the hilarious, the delicious and the downright bizarre.