Man’s search for rare exotic food continues, and if he can’t find it, he makes it! Here are some culinary treats that are best enjoyed with a bulging wallet and unlimited credit.
Almas is the Persian word for diamond, so you know where we’re going with this. This is the most expensive caviar is the world. The caviar is taken from an incredible rare 60 to 100-year-old Beluga sturgeon found in the Caspian sea, which accounts for it’s high price tag. A kilo of Almas Caviar retails for a whopping $25,000! Since it’s so rare, the caviar isn’t easily available and comes packed in a 24K gold tin. Talk about sparing no expense!
European White Truffles
It’s a well-known fact that truffles are a delicious delicacy and an expensive indulgence. While black truffles are the ones we hear about the most, the truly expensive ones are the white truffles. Truffles in general are rare, white truffles more so. White truffles are only available a few months of the year and are found almost exclusively in one part of Italy. How expensive are white truffles? A 4.16 pound white truffle was sold at Sotheby’s for a jaw-dropping $61,250!
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Berco’s Billion Dollar Popcorn
Popcorn is a hugely popular snack around the world. And the folks at Berco’s decided to take things up a notch. The popcorn is made with the finest ingredients from around the world. The ingredients include butter from Vermont Creamery, Laeso, the most expensive salt in the world, organic sugar for the caramel and Nelson Massey Bourbon Vanilla. The popcorn is then garnish with 23K edible gold flakes. At $500 for a two-gallon tin, this is a snack fit for kings!
Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence
This is a mouth-watering champagne and chocolate treat that costs a cool $14,500. Served at The Fortress Resort and Spa in Sri Lanka, the dessert is a gold leaf Italian cassata that has a Dom Pérignon champagne sabayon as it’s based and is flavoured with Irish cream. But the highlight of the dish a massive 80-carat Aquamarine stone, whose diameter is that of the head of a soup spoon! The stone rests near a hand-made chocolate carving that depicts a local scene — that of a Sri Lankan fisherman clinging onto his stilt.
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