Wednesday, October 06, 2010

10 of the Most Expensive Foods

If the recession didn't affect you and you don't find yourself complaining for the $3 for a pot of yogurt, those luxury foods won't save you any money but they will give you pleasure in the mouth and a reason to be "posh" for a few minutes. Additional plus: you can easily show off in front of your friends! Your bank account is a different story but who cares?
Classic Grey Sevruga Caviar

This Russian caviar comes from the Caspian Sea and a mere 14-ounce jar will cost you $2,520.

Kobe Wagyu Beef

Wagyu beef is known around the globe for its juicy tenderness and superb flavor, which may explain why it’s $285.95 for just four steaks.

Kopi Luwak Coffee

Made from coffee berries that have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of a civet, a cat-sized mammal found in Southeast Asia and Southern China, a pound costs $229.95.

Goose Foie Gras

Goose liver foie gras is known for its softer, creamier taste than its duck liver counterpart. However, at $115 for 10 ounces, it certainly does not come soft on your wallet.

Fresh Black Winter Truffles

These Italian truffles are among the most expensive in the world—a quarter pound will subtract $400 from your montly paycheck...

Le Parker Meridien Omelet

The $1,000 omelet consists of 10 ounces of sevruga caviar, a whole lobster, and six eggs.

Essen Platinum Club Sandwich

This triple-decker delicacy contains the finest chicken, ham, hard-boiled quails' eggs and white truffles and it's currently sold at Cliveden, Berkshire. At 1,182 calories, with 1.8oz of fat, it's not the healthiest dish but certainly one of the most expensive in the world. Cost: 100 pounds (almost $180 dollars).

Macadamia nut

The macadamia tree produces nuts only after it's 7-10 years old, requiring fertile soil and heavy rainfall. These nuts have a very hard seed, but once it's open it reveals a creamy white kernel containing up to 80% oil and 4% sugar. The cost of a kilogram of these nuts is nearly 30$.


Saffron, a spice grown worldwide, is derived from the saffron crocus flower. A pound of dry saffron (0.45 kg) requires 50,000–75,000 flowers to make which explains its high price. Expect to pay around US$500 to US$5,000 a pound.

Golden Opulence Sundae

New York City eatery Serendipity 3 holds the Guinness World Record for "Most Expensive Sundae." This $1,000 dessert includes a 23-karat edible gold leaf, rare chocolates and ice cream, served in a crystal goblet with an 18-karat gold spoon.

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