If Wolfgang Puck and The Trump had a lovechild, you know they’d dip all their food in gold! Each of the following snacks and foods are covered in precious metals. Talk about pricey treats. Would you buy them? Number 12 is surprising!
Cointreau ‘caviar’ launched in London. The Cointreau goes from a liquid into a solid, in the form of iridescent pearls each containing 24-carat gold flakes.
For That Gold Lemonade Stand
Elixia is lemonade filled with flakes of 24-carat gold leaf, and can be bought in Champagnole, eastern France. Why did they go all out? Well, thank a visitor from Dubai, who wanted a decadent non-alcoholic drink.
Gold Crickets, Anyone?
What Would It Take To Eat Cricket? France has some gold-coated crickets, a creation of Sylvain Musquar’s store in Villers-lés-Nancy. Musquar claims he had the idea after working in Japan and South Korea. He also would love to put mealworms on his food. Yes, on purpose. Scariest gold food we’ve seen!
Make It A Gold Party Mix
In Toronto, Luma resto’s Party Mix adds gold flakes to its toss of peanuts, caramel corn, and, chocolate pop rocks. Talk about a great party!
Shaken Not Stirred (With Gold)
In Dubai, you can try a U’Luvka Vodka Martini with dry vermouth and 23 carat gold flakes Junoon. It’s the brainchild of Michelin chef Vikas Khanna in the perfectly named Shangri-La Hotel.
Extra Sparkling Wine
Grande Cuvee, a sparkling wine made in California, puts gold leaf and 24-Karat gold flakes in every sip of its signature treat. However, the taste is the most expensive part: a bottle of Grande Cuvee is only $31.
The $666 Douche Burger
New York City’s 666 Burger truck created the Douche Burger, and comes replete with a Kobe beef patty wrapped in gold leaf, Gruyere cheese, BBQ sauce, Himalayan rock salt, caviar, truffles, foie gras, and yes, lobster. Not to be outdone, it is wrapped in three $100 bills.
Tiny Gold Men
Not to be outdone, Chef Wolfgang Puck gold dusted chocolate Oscar statuettes for last year’s 87th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball preview on February 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Yes, all your chocolate food dreams can come true!
Gold Soup For You
Another Wolfgang Puck jam, this apple celery soup was served by him before the Academy Awards dinner a few years ago. And yes, there are flakes of gold you can see on the top. Are we thinking Wolfgang Puck has a gold fetish? Maybe!
This $100 donut is the creation of Manila Social Club in New York City. And, as if the gold flakes meticulously placed on the outside aren’t enticing enough, the inside’s flavored with Cristal.
Perhaps A Bagel, Then?
In 2007, the Westin Hotel in New York made a gold leaf speckled bagel. It comes with white truffle cream cheese, costs a thousand dollars, and must be ordered 24 hours beforehand. Unfortunately, despite all of this decadence, it is served only during breakfast hours.
Bacon – BUT WITH GOLD
Baconery of NYC dipped this $40 treat in chocolate and then gold, making it the most unusual bacon ever. The boutique, which specializes in—you guessed it!—bacon, says this is one of their best sellers.
The Manila-based chef behind Manila Social Club, Angelito Araneta Jr., specializes in gold. He even calls himself the “Karat Chef.” Here is his sushi creation, “Sushi Del Oriente.” The five piece nigiri roll costs $1,900, but includes .20 carats of African diamonds and three Palawan pearls on each piece—which is in turn comprised of Norwegian pink salmon and foie gras.
Cadbury’s Gold Chocolate Bar
Cadbury’s Wispa gold chocolate bar is wrapped in gold leaf paper and sits in a jewelry store. Sounds like a jewel heist we’d take part in!
Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
Do you have $25,000…for dessert? Then you can enjoy the most expensive dessert ever created, the “Frrrozen Haute Chocolate,” at New York City’s Serendipity 3. It boasts 28 cacaos and comes with a $2,600 a pound truffle on the side. It’s then placed upon a gold dish with an 18-Karat gold diamond-studded bracelet circling it. And of course—those gold flakes.