Some years ago I and several research colleagues conducted what turns out to have been a ground-breaking experiment in the empirical determination of the utility of chocolate teapots. This was reported in the award-winning Journal of Superfluous Technology:
and was refereed by a senior academic at Newcastle University:
Sadly, the major programme of research suggested by our esteemed referee was not possible owing to a lack of resources. I was therefore very pleased to read today that someone has taken up the challenge and has implemented our proposed increase in percentage of cocoa solids for chocolate teapots. This has resulted in the development of a usable tea pot, as described here:
My one disappointment is that our original study has not been referenced in this new research – truly unprofessional behaviour!