You Can Buy 103-Year-Old Cadbury Chocolates Which Belonged To A War Hero

They were part of a wartime Christmas present to troops serving in France

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You Can Buy 103-Year-Old Cadbury Chocolates Which Belonged To A War Hero

Nine bars of 103-year-old chocolates were discovered amongst the mementos of a World War I hero


Nine bars of 103-year-old chocolates are up for auction after being discovered amongst the mementos of a World War I hero. The tin of Cadbury chocolates and other items belonged to Richard Bullimore, a British soldier of the Leicestershire Regiment from 1915. According to the BBC, they were part of a wartime Christmas present to troops serving in France during World War I.

The Cloonies Gift Tins in themselves are a rare discovery - but rarer still is the fact that they were found with chocolates still inside them. Only one of the ten Cadbury bars inside had been eaten. "Even the container is rare but to find the chocolate still inside is just unreal," said Paul Cooper of auctioneers Eddisons CJM.

"The chocolate actually looks in pretty good shape, although I have to admit that I wouldn't be tempted to give it a go."
 
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Richard Bullimore, the soldier to whom the chocolates belonged, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1915 as well as the Meritorious Service Medal in 1916. His personal effects, which include the uneaten chocolate, medals, citations, a tobacco gift box, letters and other material is to be sold as a single lot when it goes under the hammer next Tuesday.
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