It’s traditional for coins to be added to Christmas puddings to bring wealth and prosperity for the New Year. This year, The Royal Mint has created what most be The ‘Most Traditional Christmas Pudding,’ considering how many coins it’s stuffed with.
To make the pudding itself, The Royal Mint commissioned celebrity baker Jane Asher to make the 200-year-old Christmas pudding secret family recipe.
The pudding will sure bring a lot of prosperity — instead of a lone sixpence, it’s loaded with five 2013 Gold Brilliant Uncirculated £5 sovereigns, each worth about £1,900. To ensure even more luck, the pudding is decorated with thirty silver sixpences, which date back to the 1920s. As one might expect, this is one Christmas pudding that doesn’t come cheap — the £12,000 (about $20,000) dessert is available for purchase on The Royal Mint website and when purchased, it will be delivered for Christmas day.
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The Royal Mint's Christmas Puddings Are Loaded with Coins for Luck
- By: Laura McQuarrieDec 19, 2013