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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.

 

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

 

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 $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)

 

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

 

Bonbons are showed during international chocolate fair in Obidos
Bonbons are showed during international chocolate fair in Obidos Portugal, March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

 

Bonbons are showed during international chocolate fair in Obidos
Bonbons are showed during international chocolate fair in Obidos Portugal, March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Portuguese chocolatier Daniel Gomes prepares a candy wrapped in pure 23 carat gold during international chocolate fair in Obidos
Portuguese chocolatier Daniel Gomes (not pictured) prepares a candy wrapped in pure 23 carat gold during international chocolate fair in Obidos Portugal, March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

 

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

 

The Eiffel tower made in chocolate is showed during international chocolate fair in Obidos
The Eiffel tower made in chocolate is showed during international chocolate fair in Obidos Portugal, March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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