The Chancellor today denied that inflation was out of control after new 'chocolate money' was found in shops. The chocolate fivers, tenners, and fifty pound notes, are, according to one expert, 'not bad, a little dry, but a decent quantity of cocoa, nonetheless'.
The Head of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, denied the new chocolate tenners were a sign that inflation was hitting previously-sacrosanct corners of British life.
The new currency was described as 'resilient, with a nutty aftertaste' by a leading economist. Trading was described as bouyant, despite competion from the new 'liquorice eurobonds' floated by the Germans.