Being a foodie often takes its toll on our pockets but what is it like to be rich food connoisseur? No, it does not mean spending double your budget on extra toppings, cheese or even a whole other portion. More like selling off one of your kidneys. No kidding! These foods that are termed as some of the world’s most expensive can cost a fortune just for a tiny teaspoon bite.
Made from rare fish eggs, Caviar is a famous and widely-loved delicacy in the fancy upmarket circles, but a large tin of it will most likely set you back around £24,000. Still, we’re hoping that it’ll last you a while.
It’s pricey to be sure – you’d be looking at almost £200 for a pound’s worth. And why’s it so special? Because it comes from cows given a special, grain-rich diet not to mention a sake massage. Wait, what?!
The Cultured Beef Burger
This burger was cultivated in a lab at Maastricht University in The Netherlands. This five-ounce burger was actually grown from stem cells by a Dutch scientist, Mark Post. Sergey Brin, CEO and co-founder of Google, to promote animal welfare, funded the project. The burger may not be widely affordable or accessible to the public yet, but it certainly presents some pretty amazing opportunities for the future.
Also known as Kopi Luwak, it is a delicate beverage, which has already passed through the system of the South Asian palm civet (literally, consumed and excreted) and can cost up to £325 a cup. Way more than your average cup!
Widely used in a number of Indian dishes, you’d be surprised how expensive this prized herb, made from the saffron crocus flower, actually is – with prices starting from £350 for a pound!
La Madeline au Truffle
The La Madeline au Truffle was designated the most expensive chocolate in the world by Forbes Magazine. This decadent and rare French Perigord truffle is surrounded by Valrhona dark chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil, and vanilla. The exterior is coated in powdered chocolate. *mini heart attack*
Pizza Royale 007
The Pizza Royale 007 is the most expensive pizza in the world, created by chef Domenico Crolla. It includes some of the most extravagant ingredients in the world including lobster marinated in cognac, caviar soaked in champagne, sun blush tomato sauce, Scottish smoked salmon, venison medallions, prosciutto, and vintage balsamic vinegar. If that isn’t sinful enough, the pizza is also topped with edible, 24-carat gold flakes. Suddenly the extra cheese doesn’t look all that extra, does it?
This pricey list is incomplete without the black truffle mushrooms, which are prized but very tasty. These will leave you staring at serious burnt holes in your wallet for some time to come. And if mushrooms are your thing, you might like to sample the Matsasuke, a prized truffle which could potentially set you back around £1,420.