The latest craze from America, chocolate bars laced with alcohol, has reached the UK, and a school in London openly sells them in its tuck shop. Headmaster William Wilson, of the Hemmingway Academy in Bethnal Green, says that the bars are only available on Friday lunchtimes, and in limited quantities. “You’d have to eat a lot of chocolate to get drunk”, he insists.
The ‘Zonk’ chocolate bar has been a hit with pupils and staff alike. “Getting Zonked on a Friday afternoon helps prepare the pupils for later life”, said Rod Oliver, careers master at the school.