Chocolate: Looking at the wrapper, you would have guessed that the chocolates would be very old. But how old it is, you can find out after doing a Google search.
Obtained chocolate. Photo Twitter
London: When you think of expensive food products, many years old wine or whiskey comes to mind. But how much can a small chocolate cost? If the chocolate is very expensive, it can cost a few thousand rupees. But a piece of chocolate is being sold for more than 45 thousand rupees. It sounds strange but it is true. The question is why a piece of chocolate costs so much.
Like other food products, chocolate also has a specific shelf life or expiry date. Chocolate is usually perfectly fine for up to three years. But the chocolate that is being sold for 500 pounds or 45 thousand is 123 years old. This Queen Victoria era chocolate has not gone bad after all these years. Its taste is also intact.
A tin box was recently found in the cupboard of a house in Lincolnshire, UK. Inside the box was a chocolate made in 1899. There was not one but many chocolates in that box. The person from whose house the chocolates were taken did not even know that they were chocolates. Although he initially mistook the solid black blocks for rat or other animal droppings, he later smelled them and realized they were actually chocolate.
Looking at the wrapper of the chocolates, he guessed that the chocolates must be very old. But how old it is, you can find out after doing a Google search. You can find out in the pictures that these chocolates were made during the reign of Queen Victoria. The recovered chocolates were made in 1899, which is 123 years old today. After finding so many years old chocolates, the man decided to auction them. He thought he would earn at most 100 to 200 pounds selling chocolates. But as the auction began, the price went up and down, until one man finally bought a piece of chocolate for £440. The man spent a total of 519 pounds including auction fees, which is over 45,000 in Indian prices.
It is known that this chocolate is sold at such a high price not only because it is old for many years, but because of the history hidden behind its price. It is known that Queen Victoria sent this chocolate to boost the morale of British soldiers during the war. However, the chocolate manufacturing company Quakers were opposed to the war at the time and because they did not want to make any profit during the war, they sold chocolates in tin boxes, without the brand name. Chocolates of the highest quality were made on the Queen’s orders. Although no brand name is mentioned, the tin box was designed with an image of Queen Victoria. In small letters it reads ‘South Africa, 1900’.