In what is perhaps the most tenuous tie-in we’ve ever attempted here on Pies, here’s XI photos of football’s great and good getting stuck into various chocolatey treats.
After all, what better way to mark ‘International Chocolate Day’ than revisiting that time Jerzy Dudek painted an Easter egg?
Chelsea pair James Wilson and Harry Wilkinson and Millwall player Len Tyler sample the goods on a tasting tour of the Bourneville chocolate factory, 1949
With a little help from World Cup Willie, Uwe Seeler hands out bars of German chocolate to orphaned children at a hotel in England, 1966 (AP Photo)
Watford chairman Elton John hands out complimentary Easter eggs to fans, 1985
A life-sized sculpture of Lionel Messi (made from 115kg of chocolate) is put on display in a pastry shop in the Catalan town of Lleida, 2010
Frank Lebeouf poses in a gladiator costume made from chocolate at the opening of a ‘confectionery fair’ in Paris, 2010 (Photo: Francois Guillot/Getty Images)
Sponsored Tweet alert! Rio Ferdinand prepares to devour a delicious, healthy, nutritious Snickers bar, 2012
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek helps decorate a chocolate egg during a charity day at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, 2013 (Photo: AP/Czarek Sokolowski)
Wayne Rooney balances a chocolate bar on Mike Phelan’s head for some obscure reason, 2009
PSG coach Laurent Blanc manages his blood-sugar levels with a chocolate wafer biscuit ahead of his side’s Ligue 1 tie against Evian, 2013
Paderborn boss Andre Breitenreiter doles out free chocolate slabs to fans prior to a match against Wolfsburg, 2015
German Under-21 players chuck Kinder Eggs into the crowd after a European Championship qualifier against the Faroe Islands, 2016
The overall upshot being if you want free chocolate at a football match, Germany is obviously the place to be!