View Full Version : These Bonds Pay Interest in Chocolate

05-24-2010, 09:44 AM
Original thinking at fancy-shmancy U.K. chocolatier Hotel Chocolat (http://www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/), which wants to raise funds for uses including more stores: It's offering bonds (http://www.chocs.co.uk/src//Introducing-our-New-CHOCOLATE-BONDS-Achocbond/) that pay interest in chocolate.

Investors in the 2,000 bond will receive six free tasting boxes a year worth 107.70, equating to a 5.38% return; anyone who buys the 4,000 bond gets 13 boxes worth 233.35 a year, or a 5.83% return. Sadly for chocoholic Dopers living outside the U.K., it looks as though only Britons are eligible to invest.

05-24-2010, 09:52 AM
It's just short of a con. Those boxes of chocolate will cost them nowhere near the amounts they state.

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