If there’s one universal truth about Poles it’s that they love their dessert. What might be considered a special treat or indulgence in your country is a standard part of the meal, a staple not to be left out. A lap past any ice cream parlour or bakery typically reveals long lines and hefty purchases (yet still the Poles stay impressively skinny. Unfair). Evidence of this sugary fanaticism can be found in the long tradition of ‘chocolate lounges,’ cafes that are devoted to the cocoa-driven nectar in a way you thought only Hansel and Gretel could imagine.