The list of 10 really expensive foods infused with gold. Edible gold has been known since the 16th century and used to decorate foods and drinks. Recently, it has found its way into the world of high end restaurants. Even though these food creations sound luxurious and delicious, they might hurt your wallet a little. Here are 10 most expensive foods made with real edible gold.
1. Albino Caviar
The albino Caviar, also known as White Gold, is thought to be the most expensive foods on earth. A kilo of this caviar is priced at $300,000, which is about $40,000 per teaspoon. The luxurious caviar is made from rare albino fish eggs and lace with 22 Karat gold.
2. Palace Cappuccino
Dubai is known as one of the most famous tourist attractions. If you ever find yourself in Dubai, you have to try the Palace Cappuccino. With the price tag of AED 60 or $16, the Palace Cappuccino is sold at Emirates Palace. The Palace Cappuccino is made of a blend of aromatic coffee and topped with gold flakes.
3. The $2000 Pizza
The $2000 Pizza, sold at The Industry Kitchen Restaurant in Manhattan, contains edible 24 karat gold strips and flakes which is the reason for its expensive price. Not only does it contain that, but also it has black squid ink crust, foie gras and truffles from France, Ossetra caviar and edible flowers.
4. The $1000 Bagel
Chef Frank Tujague of The Westin New York hotel came up with the idea of creating a luxurious bagel, which is now called the $1000 bagel.
The bagel is made with white truffle cream cheese, which is also known as white gold and considered to be the second most expensive foods after caviar. It also consists of goji berry infuse Riesing jelly with golden flakes, and include an ice cream Sunday topped with 2 karat gold leaf.
5. Yellow gold tea buds
TWG’s Yellow Gold Tea Buds is the world’s most expensive tea. The Singaporean company, TWG, is the owner of this expensive tea. Harvesting of the Yellow Gold Tea Buds is a long process and one of the reasons why it’s so expensive.
The tea is harvested only one day per year on only one mountain. It’s harvested with golden scissors and only from the top of the tree. Then after the drying process, the tea is painted with 24 Karat gold flakes.
The price tag of The Yellow Gold Tea Buds is $528 for 50 grams.
6. Golden sushi
Golden sushi is considered to be one of the most expensive sushi dishes in the world. It holds the record by the Guinness Book of Records, the golden sushi costs $1800 a piece. The sushi chef who created the golden sushi, Angelito Araneta Jr, created it using extravagant ingredients such as Norwegian salmon, foie gras, wild saffron, and lastly pearls and diamonds that are sprinkled on top of each sushi piece. In place of the seaweed that wraps the sushi, the genius chef uses golden leaves.
7. Diamond and Gold Lasagna
The diamond and gold lasagna was served at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 2014. This expensive lasagna is made with Kobe beef, foie gras, buffalo mozzarella, iberico ham, white diamond truffles and 23 karat gold leaf. It costs $100 per slice.
8. 23 Karat gold Chocolate Bacon
The gold covered chocolate bacon is the perfect combination for bacon lovers. Made with Nueske’s cherrywood bacon and covered in Guittard semi sweet dark chocolate and 23 karat edible gold flakes, the gold chocolate bacon is selling for $40 per strip of bacon at the Baconery.
The mastermind behind the idea, Wesley Klein, said, “Bacon meets bakery. Their love child: Baconery.” If you’re craving the sweet chocolate and the savory bacon, you can buy the gold bacon online.
9. 666 Douche Burger
A food truck in New York might hold the record for the world’s most expensive truck burger. Priced at $666 a burger, it is made with the most expensive ingredients. The Kobe beef patty is wrapped in gold leaf, topped with foie gras, caviar, lobster, truffles and important gruyere cheese.
The owner of the truck which sells the burger, Franz Aliquo, stated that the burger might not taste good, but it will make you feel rich.
10. Exousia 24K Gold Luxury Water
Derived from pure gold, Exousia is a 24 Karat gold infused water. This gold infused water claims to have anti-stress and anti-aging elements. A single bottle of Exousia costs a whopping $2,800.
In a luxury fair for the world’s richest people, thirty bottles of Exousia were sold over the course of two evenings. According to a spokeswoman for the gold infused water, she said that most of the bottles were sold to Russians, who used it to make tea.