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.