World's priciest chocolate on display in Portugal

Published: March 18, 2018 12:32:32 | Updated: March 20, 2018 13:18:19


Portuguese chocolatier Daniel Gomes prepares a candy wrapped in pure 23-carat gold during international chocolate fair in Obidos, Portugal, March 16. Reuters/File Photo

The world’s most expensive chocolate went on display at a chocolate fair in Obidos in Portugal on Friday.

Priced at 7,728 euros ($9,489) and covered in edible gold, the chocolate is part of a limited edition of 1,000 bonbons. It has a filling of saffron threads, white truffle, vanilla from Madagascar and gold flakes.

It was guarded by two uniformed men, reports Reuters from Lisbon.

Its creator, Portuguese chocolatier Daniel Gomes, said the diamond-shaped chocolate was certified as the world’s most expensive by the Guinness Book of Records, which in 2017 listed $250 La Madeline au Truffe made by Danish artisan chocolate-maker Fritz Knipschildt’s as the record holder.

Its crown-shaped box is decorated with 5,500 Swarovksi crystals and also carries personalised pincers.

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