Controversial chocolate bars that were gift from Queen Victoria found in attic

A box of chocolate bars that date back to the days of Queen Victoria have been discovered in an attic.

The controversial chocolates are 122-years-old and were sent to troops fighting in the Boer War by the members of the Royal Family.

While definitely not in an edible state, the Rowntree's sweet treat was found in a box of junk in an attic in Immingham, Lincolnshire and were a gift from Queen Victoria.

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Only one chocolate from the controversial box is missing, with Paul Cooper of Eddisons auctioneers calling the royally associated box of chocolates an "incredibly rare" find.

Cooper said: "It is incidentally some of the most controversial chocolate ever made, a royal commission that triggered a row involving all of the country's most famous chocolate makers.

"The Queen had decided to cheer up her troops fighting in the war, which was going rather badly at the time, by personally paying for a seasonal gift tin of chocolate to be sent to every ordinary soldier.

"The problem was that Rowntree, Cadbury and Fry were all owned by Quakers. They were pacifists, opposed to the war and appalled by the idea of being seen to profit from the fighting."

The chocolates were believed to be owned by the homeowner's late husbands great-grandfather, with the homeowner finding the chocolates in a pile of junk.

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Cooper continued to explain the circumstances of the chocolate, saying firms had donated the chocolate free of charge in unbranded tins.

Despite that, some of the sweet treats ended up in tins marked with the name of the company that made it, with the dozen bars here branded with the Rowntree's name.

The dozen bars as well as the tin will be auctioned on Tuesday and are expected to fetch up to £200, BBC reported.

The chocolates had been made in York in 1899, and were shipped off to soldiers in the Boer War.

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