Um, there's a 100-year-old Cadbury's chocolate bar going for sale 3 years ago

Um, there's a 100-year-old Cadbury's chocolate bar going for sale

Fancy a 103-year-old chocolate bar?

Yep, one is up for sale... and to be fair, it doesn't look that bad for being over 100 years old. We still wouldn't eat it though.


The bars, which belonged to a First World War hero, will go up for auction next week after they were discovered with an entire box of war memorabilia.

The gift tin, which was sent to troops serving in the trenches in France during the first Christmas of WWI, had the chocolate inside and only one out of the ten bars were eaten.

Paul Cooper of Scunthorpe-based auctioneers Eddisons CJM said: “The colonies chocolate was sent to troops in that first winter of the war. Trinidad, Grenada and St Lucia provided the cocoa.

"Cadburys made the chocolate bars. The tin was made by Barringer Wallis & Manners of Mansfield, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of decorative tinware. Even the container is rare but to find the chocolate still inside is just unreal.”

“The chocolate actually looks in pretty good shape, although I have to admit that I wouldn’t be tempted to give it a go, even if the experts say that actually chocolate seldom becomes really dangerous over time, but it does lose its flavor and texture. I think they probably did not have century-old bars of the stuff in mind!”


Yeah... we won't chance it.