Unsuspecting shopper buys world’s most expensive truffles

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By Cara Sulieman

AN UNSUSPECTING shopper accidentally purchased the most expensive box of truffles in the world.

Marjorie McLeod thought she was bagging a box of luxury chocolates for £21.50 from Scottish chocolatiers Cocoa Mountain – but was actually snapping up the last box for an eye watering £100,000.

She purchased the chocs online and didn’t look at the price as her credit card payment went through.

And when Britain’s most remote chocolate makers gave her a call to let her know she’s bought the £5,000 each truffles she got the shock of her life.

The company were flooded with orders for their unusual treats this Christmas and were so snowed under they decided to stop making any more – selling the last box for big bucks.

But unsuspecting Mrs McLeod just thought she was securing a festive feast for her family.

James Findlay, one of the tow Scottish graduates who run the business from an old RAF camp near Cape Wrath, said: “Mrs McLeod made a genuine mistake and we will not be processing her payment.

“We have reassured her that she will not have to sell her home or get a mortgage to pay for the truffles.”

“Not that good”

Mrs McLeod had chosen a box including the exotic flavours orange and geranium, champagne, lime, chilli lemon grass and strawberry and black pepper.

But she wasn’t prepared to pay the high price tag for the treats, saying: “I knew they were good but not that good.”

Amongst the company’s barrage of orders this year were a Middle Eastern royal family who nabbed 16 boxes for a Christmas Highland shoot.

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