World’s most expensive chocolate bonbon unveiled in Portugal

World’s most expensive chocolate bonbon unveiled in Portugal
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

Óbidos [Portugal]: Chocolate lovers in Portugal were in for a ‘glorious’ surprise as the most expensive chocolate bonbon in the world was showcased in Obidos at the International Chocolate Festival.

According to reports, the exclusive 23-carat gold-plated chocolate – named the ‘Glorious’ – costs 7,728 euros (Rs. 6 lakhs approx.)

The chocolate, part of a limited edition of 1,000 bonbons, has a filling of saffron threads, white truffle, vanilla from Madagascar and gold flakes.

Its creator, Daniel Gomes, had reportedly been working on it for over a year.

The packaging consists of a black lacquered wooden base with gold serial number engraving and a crystal cloche, coated with thousands of Swarovski crystals and pearls, finished off with a gold ribbon handle. (ANI)