Temperatures have been soaring inside the depot all week so a visit to the provisions room to cool down is a real treat.

Chilled food sales have slowed since direct to store drop shipment arrangements began and at certain times of the day the place looks half empty. If the heatwave continues we could bring in the chocolate confectionery to help prevent meltdown.

The Cadbury supply situation is still unclear following the precautionary recall of products after the salmonella scare. This is not a good time for chocolate, or Cadbury for that matter, and apologies aside, both FSA and the media will not let them off the hook lightly.

I hear that even Cadbury’s claim for exclusive use of the colour purple in relation to chocolate is being challenged in a court of law.

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