World’s priciest chocolate goes on display in Portugal

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LISBON (Reuters) – 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.

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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 personalized pincers.

($1 = 0.8144 euros)

(This version of the story corrects paragraph 2 to clarify only one of the edition of 1,000 chocolates was displayed)

Reporting By Andrei Khalip and Miguel Perreira, editing by Axel Bugge and Dasha Afanasieva

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