Vintage snack collectors, prepare to be jealous. The world’s most expensive cracker is officially off the market.
A gentleman from Greece (who apparently has some disposable income) just shelled out more than $30,240 at an auction to buy the only cracker from the Titanic in existence today.
The crispy snack, made by Spillers & Bakers Pilot in 1912, was part of a lifeboat survival kit from the iconic sunken ship. It had been kept in an envelope as a souvenir for the past 103 years before being auctioned off.
To reinforce the craziness of the purchase, it works out that the collector who invested in the old cracker paid roughly $1,643 per square inch of the biscuit, which was made solely from flour and water.
Although it is unknown what the cracker’s new owner will be doing with his purchase, we sure hope he doesn’t eat it…unless he comes across some sweet Titanic brie.