Original title: 118 year old "antique" chocolate will be auctioned! It is said that there is a hint of chocolate fragrance.
In Britain, a box of 118 years ago
The chocolate made is about to be auctioned.
This chocolate was ordered by Queen Victoria in 1899 to give a new year gift to British soldiers 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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