Biscuit from the Titanic could fetch $15k at auction


Someone out there is about to pay a lot of money for a really soggy biscuit.

In keeping with the recent trend of people spending crazy amounts of money for items that sailed on the Titanic (a menu sold just last week for $88,000), a cracker from that ill-fated journey is estimated to sell for between £8,000 to £10,000 ($12,275 to $15,344) through the auction house Henry Aldridge & Son, The Guardian reports. It actually comes from the survival kit that honeymooners James and Mabel Fenwick had on their lifeboat. Guess they were a bit too stressed to eat it.

The auction listing notes that it is an “extremely rare, possibly unique hard tack biscuit” from Spillers and Bakers. According to the auctioneer Andrew Aldridge,“It is the world’s most valuable biscuit.”

Sure, that could be because it’s more than 100 years old and managed to survive the wreck that killed about 1,500 people. But our guess is that it all really comes down to Leo fever.