Original title: Britain will auction "antique" chocolate for 118 years ago from the Queen's "controversial" gift.
In Britain, a box of chocolates made 118 years ago is about to be auctioned off. This box of chocolates was ordered by Queen Victoria, England, in 1899 to give British soldiers a new year gift in the Boer War in South Africa. The gifts were welcomed by the soldiers. Many people could not bear to eat them. They sent the whole box of chocolates to their families in Britain without packing them. One of the chocolates is to be auctioned. There are some mottled patterns on the chocolate box. The chocolate is broken into small pieces, and the color is gray and yellow. It is like a piece of soil. It is not recommended to be eaten again, but according to the auction house, there is a "chocolate fragrance".
Broadcasting British Corporation quoted the auction house as saying: "this is probably the most controversial chocolate". In those days, Cadbury and other chocolate manufacturers had an anti war attitude for religious reasons. They did not support Queen Victoria giving chocolates to soldiers. However, they dare not defy the Queen's order, and put chocolate in a box without brand logo. As the queen insisted that the soldiers know that the chocolates were from the motherland, the manufacturer then printed the Queen's head, crown and "South Africa 1900" on the box.
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