Henry Aldridge and Son

New York City's Serendipity cafe famously sells a $1,000 sundae. But if you're looking to spend that sort of cheddar on a foodstuff, might we suggest this cracker from the Titanic that somehow spent the last 103 years avoiding cups of soup and garbage cans?

CBS explains that the cracker is known as a Spillers and Bakers Pilot biscuit (because Britain) and "was discovered in one of the survival kits of a Titanic lifeboat." It has been called the world's most valuable cracker.

Henry Aldridge and Son auction house is putting the cracker, along with some actually historically useful Titanic artifacts, up for bidding later this month in Devizes, England.

The cracker was preserved by James Fenwick, who with his wife Mabel, was on the SS Carpathia, the ship that took a detour to rescue the survivors of the fabled ship's sinking.

Mr. Fenwick got his hands on the cracker and put it in an envelope and wrote the note "Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912" on it. It's expected to fetch over $1,200 when sold, CBS says.


British Airways flights are probably filling up fast with this news, so book today if you want to own a piece of biscuit history.

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