Sweet Find: Box of Royal Chocolates Given To Little Girl in 1935 Found 88 Years Later

Vera Petchell was given royal souvenir chocolates in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary when she was just 8 years old. On her father’s orders, she never ate them. Instead, she treasured them as a sourvenir for a lifetime……….until 6 years ago. That’s when the chocolates seemed to vanish without a trace. Vera passed away in November 2022 at the age of 95, and that’s when her children found the 88-year-old chocolates hidden inside a toffee tin at the back of a drawer under Vera’s bed when they were cleaning out her house. They surmise that she had hidden them and then forgotten where she put them. Vera’s father’s advice turned out to be right, because now the chocolates are set to fetch somewhere in the neighborhood of £200 ($243) at auction. The chocolates are set to go under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall, Derbyshire, UK, between Oct. 19-24. The historical find will no doubt appeal to collectors of both chocolate and royal memorabilia.