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9:23pm on Thursday, 11th August, 2011:

Nor yet a Drop to Drink


These chocolates are on sale everywhere in Salzburg:

As you can see, there are whole shops full of them (and that particular one's not even in Salzburg — it's in Berchtesgaden). Every tiny souvenir shop sells them, every shop that sells food sells them; pretty well every shop that a tourist might possibly enter sells them. Great news for chocolate lovers, then?

Well, sadly, no: they've got marzipan in them. Marzipan, as I'm sure you're aware, is a deadly poison that must not pass the lips under any circumstances. It tastes utterly ghastly.

So, great news for chocolate lovers missing the requisite taste buds, but a cruel torment for the rest of us...

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