The name chocolate horseshoe¬†comes from two phrases ” about as useful as a chocolate teapot” and the “horseshoe theory”. The first is used to convey that something is useless while the other is describes the idea that the two end of the political spectrum are closely aligned, like the ends horseshoe shoe. ¬†While I’d never say politics is pointless, there are still millions who believe exactly that, and what could be more pointless than a chocolate horseshoe.