Tunnock's tea cakes from Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony up for sale
Demand for the Scottish snacks has soared since last week
The Tunnock’s teacakes which delighted viewers of last week’s Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony have been put up for auction.
Dancers dressed as the popular marshmallow-filled chocolate snacks appeared in the first act of the evening, which celebrated all things Scottish - from Irn Bru to the Loch Ness Monster.
Dolly the Sheep and whiskey barrels are among the show props featured on the official Games auction website where more than 10,000 items will be auctioned.
Aside from opening ceremony items, flags and banners from several of the sports venues and official previews signed by Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson are also on sale.
Proceeds from the sale will go towards the cost of hosting the Games, according the Huffington Post.
Meanwhile on Monday, Waitrose reported that Tunnock’s teacakes had been flying off their shelves since they appeared at the opening ceremony.
Video: Watch the teacups in action
Waitrose told BBC News that in the 24 hours following the ceremony, sales of the chocolate-coated marshmallow snack rose by 62 per cent.
Spokesman David Jones said: “The sudden demand isn't something we anticipated. We usually expect to see people marking major sporting events with a barbecue or a beer with friends and family.”
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