Thursday, October 20, 2011

The True History of Chocolate by Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe.

The True History of Chocolate by Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe.  Hardcover book published by Thames and Hudson 1996.

Recently I wrote about the popularity of Stalinism as apposed to the popularity of Chocolate, having had a book on the history of each subject for sale at the time.  The eBay auctions have now finished and I have a final result.

Sadly, Chocolate is NOT more popular than Stalinism… but I’m happy to report that Stalinism is NOT more popular than Chocolate.  In the end it was a nil nil draw.  Both auctions were a little lacklustre…. well… ok… VERY lacklustre (neither book sold)… with absolutely no interest at all.  So what does this mean?  I have no idea, other than the fact that Chocolate and Stalinism have unwanted histories.  Sad but true.   


  1. I cannot understand why Coe's book didn't sell!

  2. Hi Merrin. Yes this is the great mystery. Chocolate has such a rich (pun intended) history and is such a loved commodity that all of us think that a great book such as this would sell... Unfortunately this was not the case. Stalinism is a harder sell, but in the end just a hard as Chocolate.
    Thanks for the comment.
    All the best