The Royal Mint has revealed a traditional Christmas pudding worth £12,000 made in collaboration with celebrity baker Jane Asher. The lavish and deluxe pudding is based on a 200-year-old secret family recipe with festive spices, dried fruits, whole blanched almonds, and 35 rare silver and gold coins, some dating back to 1920.
Weighing an impressive 1.7kg, the pudding serves thirty people, and is available for one customer to purchase from The Royal Mint’s website. In a luxury twist, five 2013 Gold Brilliant Uncirculated £5 Sovereign coins from The Royal Mint (each worth £1,900) have been placed inside and it is decorated with thirty Silver Sixpences. Shane Bissett, Director of Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint, said:
The inclusion of a silver sixpence in Christmas puddings is a long-standing tradition, which is an integral part of Christmas for many families in the UK. We hear of some families who have used the same Christmas sixpence for as long as they can remember. This year we wanted to celebrate this wonderful custom, as well as taking it one step further by including five 2013 Gold Brilliant Uncirculated £5 Sovereign coins and thirty Silver Sixpences, solving the age old conundrum of who will find the lucky sixpence. We hope this makes it a very happy Christmas for one household, as well as encouraging people across the UK to continue the tradition of including a silver sixpence in their celebrations.
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Source: The Royal Mint