Mocking someone or something for being "as much use as a chocolate teapot” may no longer be applicable after this creation.

The old adage has been turned on its by the world’s first chocolate teapot that is actually useful.

Handmade from quality dark chocolate, the teapot is strong enough to hold and pour hot drinks.

It’s a bit of a chocolate lover’s dream because it can be used to make an extra chocolatey hot chocolate by filling it with hot water and cocoa powder.

And it can be turned into a chocolate fondue for dipping fruit or marshmallows into.

When you’ve finally exhausted its usefulness, you can then scoff the 600g teapot.

Sold by online retailer Firebox, the £24.99 pot has been flying off the shelves ahead of Easter.

A spokesperson said: “It’s more useful than an ashtray on a motorbike, a waterproof teabag, a glass hammer or mudflaps on a tortoise.”