Connecticut Company to Auction Off Record-Setting Truffle

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Sabatino Truffles

A West Haven, Connecticut, company has found what it says is the largest white truffle ever and the humongous fungus will be going up for auction on Saturday.

Sabatino Truffles, a company with a U.S. headquarters on Front Avenue in West Haven, said it unearthed a 4.16-pound white truffle in central Italy this week.

Truffle enthusiasts are already placing offers, including some from China and Dubai, according to the company and NBC News reported that the offers are for as much as $1 million.

The Balestra family of Sabatino Truffles will auction it off in New York City and donate the proceeds to a charity. Sotheby's will hold the auction at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday and said this truffle is nearly twice the size of the existing record-holder, which sold for $417.200 in 2010. Find more information on the auction here.

On Thursday, the white truffle was hauled to West Haven city hall so witnesses could oversee the weighing in for a Guinness world record, according to the New Haven Register.
 

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