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World's priciest chocolate goes on display in Portugal

Priced at $9,489 and covered in edible gold, the chocolate is part of a limited edition of 1,000 bonbons.

A screengrab shows the world's most expensive chocolate which is covered in edible gold.

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

Priced at $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.

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 personalised pincers.