The Most Expensive Cracker in the World Costs $23,000

published Oct 29, 2015
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No, it’s not gold-plated, but it is one of the few surviving food artifacts from the Titanic. And this week at auction, a collector from Greece purchased the Spillers & Bakers Pilot cracker for the hefty sum of $23,000.

But before you think this was something that might have been served in one of the many dining rooms on the ship, this cracker actually has a different origin, and that’s the reason it probably survived the shipwreck.

This biscuit was actually part of a survival kit that was stocked on the Titanic’s lifeboats. According to the auction house, it is the only surviving cracker from the wreck. But our favorite detail from the news is that given the price and the size of the cracker, the price per square inch is $1,643. That’s one expensive cracker.