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|16 March, 2018

World's priciest chocolate goes on display in Portugal

The world's most expensive chocolate went on display at a chocolate fair in Obidos in Portugal on Friday.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Organic chocolate is seen at Marana chocolate factory in Lima, Peru, July 19, 2017.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Organic chocolate is seen at Marana chocolate factory in Lima, Peru, July 19, 2017.

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LISBON  - 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 limited edition of 1,000 bonbons was guarded by two uniformed men. The chocolate has a filling of saffron threads, white truffle, vanilla from Madagascar and gold flakes.

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.

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Its crown-shaped box is decorated with 5,500 Swarovksi crystals and also carries personalised pincers.

($1 = 0.8144 euros)

(Reporting By Andrei Khalip and Miguel Perreira, editing by Axel Bugge and Dasha Afanasieva) ((andrei.khalip@thomsonreuters.com; (351) 213-509-209; Reuters Messaging: andrei.khalip.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))