I was browsing online just now when a headline suddenly grabbed my attention, and it’s one I feel compelled to share with you:
‘World’s Most Valuable Biscuit Up For Auction’
The article tells the incredible tale of a biscuit that survived the sinking of the Titanic over a hundred years ago and was up for sale. It was part of a survival kit stored within one of the lifeboats. Not only did it make it through the actual sinking, it also escaped being eaten by a hungry survivor – that’s one very lucky biscuit.
It’s believed to be the only remaining biscuit from the ship, and with a guide price of £8,000 – £10,000 it’s certainly the most valuable biscuit in the world.
As someone whose life is surrounded by biscuits I’m unlikely to be placing a bid. But I’m glad I paused to read this story. Seeing the photo of this humble, fragile object made me connect with the tragedy in a new way.
For me, this simple biscuit put the distant disaster into a more human context.
I wish this special biscuit good luck on its journey, wherever it ends up next.