London chocolatier William Curley has just broken a Guinness World Record by making the world’s most expensive (non-jewel encrusted) chocolate Easter egg ever auctioned.
The 110-pound chocolate Easter egg sold for £7,000 and was bought by technology investor Cyrus Vandrevala (we know that chocolate has a long shelf life, or will he be breaking £200 bits off to share with friends?)
How does it taste? We’ll never know but it took seven chocolatiers in Curley’s kitchen three days to hand make it using Venezuelan chocolate, and it’s filled with a mix of Curley chocs – muscovado caramel, rosemary and olive oil, Japanese black vinegar, toasted sesame and juniper berry and cassis, and embellished in edible gold leaf.
The egg-straordinary concoction, called the Golden Speckled Egg, was auctioned as part of the Faberge Easter Egg Hunt, currently raising money for the charities Action for Children and Elephant Family. Over 200 enormous eggs, over two feet tall have been hidden around London and the hunt ends on Easter Monday.
Meanwhile…a health warning. If you eat too many chocolate eggs over Easter you might not be able to fit into one!