World's priciest chocolate goes on display in Portugal

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Portuguese chocolatier Daniel Gomes prepares a candy wrapped in pure 23 carat gold during international chocolate fair in Obidos Portugal, on March 16, 2018.
Portuguese chocolatier Daniel Gomes prepares a candy wrapped in pure 23 carat gold during international chocolate fair in Obidos Portugal, on March 16, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

LISBON (REUTERS) - The world’s most expensive chocolate went on display at a chocolate fair in Obidos in Portugal on Friday (March 16).

Priced at 7,728 euros (S$12,000) 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.

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 US$250 (S$330) 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.