British store sells ‘credit crunch’ for shoppers’ delight

LONDON, October 5, 2008 (AFP) – British department store Selfridge’s on Sunday launched a new up-scale chocolate treat — the “Credit Crunch” — for shoppers looking for comfort food amid the international financial crisis.

“Although people might be looking to spend a little less at the moment, they still want to treat themselves to the best in terms of quality and luxury,” said Ewan Venters, the store’s director of food and restaurants.

“Quality chocolate is the ultimate solution, being relatively inexpensive, instantly satisfying and really helps lift your mood.” A 150-gram bag of “Credit Crunch” — made up of Valrhona chocolate and honeycomb pieces — sells for 3.99 pounds (seven dollars, five euros).