World’s Most Expensive Foods & Drinks

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A college diet usually consists of a lot of Ramen, which costs a fraction of a dollar at the grocery store.  Any food item above ten dollars is usually out of the question unless everyone is throwing in on some pizza.  The following food items all represent the most expensive examples of food in the world of over-indulgence.  Most of us will only dream of what these delicacies taste like.

Chocolate

The most expensive chocolate in the world is a truffle made by Fritz Knipschildt.  It is made with a real French black truffle, as in the fungus, on the inside, rolled in gnash and then dusted with rich cocoa powder.  A single truffle will cost you $250, or you can buy it for $2,600 per pound.

Hot Dog

This hot dog has been dubbed an “haute dog” combining haute cuisine with a common American staple.  It is sold by Serendipity 3 in New York City on a foot-long pretzel bun. The sausage is made of beef cooked in white truffle oil and topped with foie gras, dijon mustard, more truffle, caramelized Vidalia onions, and heirloom tomato ketchup.  It will currently run you $69.

Hamburger

Simply known as “The Burger”, the most expensive burger in the world was created by none other than Burger King.  It is only served once a week in a single franchise located in London, England.  The patty is made from Wagyu beef, a japanese beef akin to Kobe, and then topped with shaved white truffles, Pata Negra cured ham, fried onion slivers, a Modena balsamic vinegar reduction, white wine and shallot mayonaise, lambs lettuce, and is sandwiched between to Iranian saffron buns.  Finally, it is sprinkled with Himalayan pink salt in which every grain must be hand selected for the best taste.  Each time someone spends the $200 dollars it takes to buy this burger, the proceeds go to a local London charity for abused children.

Mangos

The Japanese must really love mangos.  Two “Eggs of the Sun” mangos, named for their vivid coloration, were recently auctioned off for $2,000 in southern Japan.  If Americans were going to spend that kind of money on a pair, it would the kind of fruit you keep in a bra.

Cocktail

It is no surprise that the most expensive cocktail is served in the most expensive hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab hotel, at their Skyview Bar.  The concoction starts with a 55 year The Macallan scotch, sweetened with passion fruit sugar, uses imported ice, and is served in a 18 karat gold tumbler.  The elixer can be yours for $7,500.

Omelette

Normally eggs are some of the cheapest breakfast foods on the market – not if you want this omelet.  It has been dubbed the “Zillion Dollar Frittata”.  The recipe incudes six eggs, sevruga caviar, the meat of an entire lobster, and garnished with chives.  Getting your day going right for a mere $1000.

Beer

The most expensive brew in the world is the La Vieille Bon-Secours which roughly translates to the old good rescue in French. It does not make much sense but when your beer costs $78 per pint you can name it whatever you want.  The only bar that serves it is the Bierdrome in London.

Sushi

Developed in Manila in the Philippines, Chef Angelito Araneta introduced the world to its most expensive raw fish dish.  he five nigiri rolls with crab meat, wrapped in 24 karat gold and studded with African diamonds.  A serving costs approximately $2,000 in U.S. dollars.

Pizza

Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant Maze in London currently holds the Guinness World Record for most expensive pizza with a price tag of $178.  The record is under review however because Domenico Crolla recently auctioned off his Pizza Royale 007 for $4,200.  What makes his pizza fit for the world’s best super spy? The twelve-inch pizza enjoys a plethora of toppings including champagne marinated caviar, cognac marinated lobster, Scottish smoked salmon, cuts of venison, vintage balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto.  In case that was not enough, Crolla also sprinkles 24 karat gold flakes on the pie to really make it over the top.

Vodka

We’ve heard of double-filtered vodka, triple filtered-vodka, but this Diva Vodka is diamond filtered.  Blackwood Distillers based in Scotland filter it through Nordic birch charcoal first and then through crushed up diamonds.  Finally, the vodka is bottled with a core of precious gems ranging from rubies to diamonds.  Depending on which stones you would like in your bottle, the price ranges from $4,000-$1 million.

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