In the time it takes you to blink your eye, four Twinkies come off the production line. Thanks to the industrialization of food, more people can chow down on more nosh like Twinkies than ever before. However, there are certain foods (and drinks), which remain beyond even the most passionate foodie’s reach. Why? Because they cost big. Very big. If one day, however, your numbers come in, here’s five foods we think you should invest in.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
Breakfast is considered the most important meal of they day, but how much are you willing to pay? How about $1,000? Called the Zillion-dollar Frittata, the actual price will probably come as something of a relief. Consisting of six eggs, 10 ounces of Sevruga caviar and an entire lobster, its guaranteed to start your day in the best possible way.
Don’t fail in your bid to eat this truffle
When it comes to decadence, nothing quite comes close to a truffle. Found growing on oak, hazel, poplar and beach trees, they are hunted out by specially trained pigs or dogs. Although small in size, they fetch astronomical prices, the record being $330,000 for one, yes you heard us right. This one 1.5kg white truffle, was bought by casino magnate Stanley Ho at an auction. What's more, he liked the it so much, he came back the next year and paid the same again for more. Now that’s what you call a satisfied customer.
A Happy Meal with a sad ending
If you suddenly find yourself wallowing in cash but can’t get rid of those fast food habits, you’ll relish the FleurBurger 5000. Consisting of opulent Kobe beef, black truffles, and foie gras, with a side of chips and a bottle of Chateau Petrus wine, 5000 denotes the price in dollars. Without a lottery win, this is one Happy Meal that would have a very sad ending when the bill came.
This is one tea you won’t want to spill
Winning big can be a thirsty business. To help quench your parched mouth, we suggest the most prized tea in China. Da Hong Pao, or ‘The Big Red Robe’ comes from the famed Wu Yi mountains. It’s so rare that at one point only 1kg of this tea was produced in one year. Its sublime taste commands an asking price of tens of thousands to millions of dollars per kilogram. When President Nixon visited China in 1972, he was given 50g as a gift. His anger brewing, it was explained to him that this was half of China’s reserves at the time and was worth, in today’s money, about $250,000.
A cake fit for a Sultan
What better way to celebrate a golden handshake than with a Sultan’s golden cake. Lovingly created at the Çirağan Palace Hotel, Istanbul, it includes black truffles; French Polynesian vanilla beans; as well as pears, quinces, and figs that have marinated in Jamaican rum for years. To top off the opulence, its served in 24-karat gold leaf and presented in a hand-crafted silver box, all for a sweet $1,000.
Do you agree with our list of luscious delights? Or are there any other rich tasting meals you think should have made the list?