LISBON (Reuters) – The world’s most highly-priced chocolate went on display screen at a chocolate fair in Obidos in Portugal on Friday.
Priced at 7,728 euros ($9,489) and lined in edible gold, the chocolate is element 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.
Its creator, Portuguese chocolatier Daniel Gomes, stated the diamond-formed chocolate was certified as the world’s most highly-priced by the Guinness Reserve of Information, which in 2017 outlined $250 La Madeline au Truffe made by Danish artisan chocolate-maker Fritz Knipschildt’s as the file holder.
Its crown-formed box is adorned with 5,500 Swarovksi crystals and also carries customized pincers.
($1 = .8144 euros)
(This edition of the tale corrects paragraph 2 to clarify only a single of the edition of 1,000 candies was displayed)
Reporting By Andrei Khalip and Miguel Perreira, editing by Axel Bugge and Dasha Afanasieva