London-based chocolatier William Curley has broken a Guinness World Record by creating the world’s most expensive non-jeweled chocolate Easter egg ever sold at auction, according to London & Partners.
The 110-pound chocolate Easter egg sold for more than $10,000 to technology investor Cyrus Vandrevala, the LA Weekly reported.
It took seven expert chocolatiers at Curley’s Twickenham production kitchen three days to handcraft the huge Easter egg 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 favourites 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 – and it is finished off with edible gold leaf.
The egg – named 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. The world’s biggest Easter egg hunt includes more than 200 eggs - each around 2 ½ feet tall, created by leading artists, designers, architects and jewellers – which have been hidden all over London. Egg-hunters text a code on a plaque beside each egg to register their finds.View Comments