Chocolate might not make the world go around, but it sure does make a trip around the city of Christchurch a whole lot sweeter.

Least that’s what the owners of SheChocolat believe.

And to prove it, a couple of years ago, they brought a 1947 double decker bus all the way from London, England to Christchurch, New Zealand, and proceeded to transform it into a 1950s diner-style mobile chocolate café.

The plan was to run a hop-on, hop-off chocolate café around the city but the February earthquake changed all that.

In the days following that devastating earthquake, the SheChocolat bus wandered the streets handing out free chocolates and hot chocolate to anyone they came across.

Then they took the Chocolate Bus north to Wellington for a few months to show off it’s wares and catch the World Rugby crowd.

But now the distinctive bright red double decker is back in Christchurch, offering mobile Chocolate High Teas every Friday and Saturday afternoon.

It might just be the perfect way to spend a winter’s afternoon in Christchurch– sipping on hot chocolate and sampling the cheese and chocolate platter while checking out what’s new in Christchurch’s central city.

(photos @Liz Lewis)

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Liz Lewis is a New Zealand based writer who favors wine tasting and food markets over bungy jumping and mountain climbing.

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