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World's Most Expensive Chocolate Easter Egg Sold for $10,000

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Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 6:00 AM

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Thank you, Easter Bunny!

London-based chocolatier William Curley has cracked a Guinness World Record by crafting the most expensive non-jeweled chocolate egg ever sold at auction, according to London & Partners. The 110-pound confection sold for more than $10,000 (you could buy about 10,000 Cadbury crème eggs with that) to technology investor Cyrus Vandrevala. Not only did the egg break the bank, that sweet monolith would totally bust your Easter basket.

It took seven skilled chocolatiers at Curley's Twickenham production kitchen three days to handcraft the massive ova using Amadei chocolate from the Chuao region of Venezuela, famous for being what many consider the best chocolate in the world.

The egg is filled with Curley favorites that have all won gold awards from the Academy of Chocolate, including muscovado caramel, Japanese black vinegar, rosemary and olive oil, toasted sesame and juniper berry and cassis. The egg is accented with edible gold leaf, and was "hidden" by what must have been a gargantuan were-rabbit at Fortnum and Mason.

The egg -- christened the Golden Speckled Egg -- was auctioned as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, which is raising money for the charities Action for Children and Elephant Family. More than 200 eggs, each around 2 ½ feet tall, created by leading artists, designers, architects and jewelers, have been hidden all over London. Egg-hunters text a code on a plaque by each egg to register their finds. (You can buy some of them through an "eggsclusive" online auction. Bidding will close at 5 p.m. London time on Monday, April 9.)

London, which is on a Guinness World Record-breaking kick, hopes the Big Egg Hunt will be judged the largest Easter egg hunt in the world. So far London has broken the world records for longest curtsey relay and longest marathon hug.

Calm down, Brits.


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