There are a few things that all people spend a lot of money on: a good car, a beautiful house, a good education at a prestigious university, or their health. These are all good investments, as they are bound to last for many years, possibly a lifetime.
Then there are the “little” caprices of the rich people. Ridiculously expensive things that will only last for a few hours or maybe just several minutes somehow seem to be a great attraction for the wealthiest people on our planet. Be amazed at these deserts and their mind-boggling prices.
10. Noka Chocolate, Vintage Collection ($854)
Set beautifully in what seems to be a jewelry gift box, the Noka Chocolate is not far from being a jewel. Price-wise, that is. We should tell you that we began our list with the least expensive product, as this is the simplest dessert you’ll find in this article.
The Vintage Collection only has dark chocolate pralines with at leas 75% cocoa content. But the cocoa used in these recipes are of undeniable quality, just like all the other ingredients. So the tasting experience must be remarkable.
9. Golden Opulence Sundae ($1,000)
Pricy indeed, but be assured that the food industry can amaze us with even heftier prices. The most expensive Sundae in the world can be served at Serendipity 3, a famous New York City restaurant. So what exactly do you get for $1,000? Some caviar, sweetened with passion fruit, orange and Armagnac, some Paris candied fruits, some marzipan cherries, a few truffles, five scoops of Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream, a little Madagascar vanilla and Venezuelan Chuao chocolate, a Ron Ben-Israel sugar flower, a little of the most expensive chocolate in the world, Amedei Porcelana, and finally…some 23K gold. Yes, it is edible and yes, we do think it’s insane. But we wouldn’t refrain from tasting it if we had the chance!
8. The Brownie Extraordinaire ($1,000)
Brownie fans, beware! Your favorite regular dessert has just become a star. It’s true that brownies are not exactly a delicacy, but served like this, in a fine restaurant on the East Coast of America, they become something truly special. The name of the restaurant is Brule and you’ll find it in Tropicana Resort, Atlantic City. The dessert is served with a scoop of ice cream and is covered with Italian hazelnuts. And now for the best part: the waiter will also bring you a highly expensive port wine in a Saint Luis Crystal atomizer. The dessert wine simply makes everything perfect and together the two sweet treats explain the prohibitive price.
7. The Sultan’s Golden Cake ($1,000)
Still in the one thousand dollars range, this cake is really something else. You won’t know whether to put it in a pocket and rush to a bank with it, or actually eat the piece of gold standing in front of you. Ingredients? A nice selection of fruit that have waited for two years soaked in a Jamaican Rum to become part of a unique dessert, some French Polynesia Vanilla Bean, black truffles, caramel, and a 24K gold leaf. If the temptation is too strong for you, and you decide to spend your money on this specialty, then you’d better order it now, as the whole process of making the cake takes about 72 hours.
6. Macaroons Haute Couture ($7,414)
The first question that popped in our minds at the sight of this title was “How on earth could macaroons reach this price???” How did whipped egg whites, sugar and a little butter cream become so expensive? Then we were given an explanation, but we must say…it still seems to us like ripping off naïve loaded customers. They say that what gives the colorful meringues such an added value are the expensive ingredients that the French pastry chef Pierre Herme uses in his special recipes. The customer may ask for almost any flavor in his or her macaroons: fleur de sel, balsamic vinegar, peanut butter, red wine and many more. And if you choose the right combination of ingredients, you might just hit the impressive number of $7000.
5. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence ($14,500)
If you have a hard time deciding what to do with your extra $14,500, the people at the Wine3 Fisherman Stilt restaurant in Sri Lanka will definitely have a suggestion for you. The island country is famous for its stilt fishing tradition that has been there for hundreds of years. This explains the interesting shape of the rare delight in the picture.
The stilt fisherman is made out of a delicious chocolate and the rest of the dessert contains Irish cream, exotic fruit, and pomegranate and mango compote. Then to top it all off, the whole deal is served with a 80 carat aquamarine that the customer will take home.
4. Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ($25,000)
A few years ago Serendipity 3 unveiled the world’s most expensive dessert which made it to the Guinness Book of World Records: the $25,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate. A cold drink with a soft texture containing a wide variety of cocoas (from 14 different countries), a little whipped cream, some Truffle and La Madeline shavings. But the best ingredient remains the 24K gold, five grams of which you’ll get in your serving.
As a gesture of appreciation for all the money that you have just spent on…sugar basically, the gold spoon that you used to serve the dessert remains yours.
3. Platinum Cake ($130,000)
How much higher can the price of a candy get? Japanese pastry chef Nobue Ikara made this Platinum Cake and it was showcased by the Platinum Guild International company to persuade people to wear more platinum jewelry. We don’t know what the result was, but we do know that the company did not sell the “eat-and-wear” dessert. Platinum necklaces, pendants, pins, chains…everything is there to decorate the otherwise plain cake. Oh, and some pieces of edible platinum.
2. Strawberries Arnaud ($1.4 million)
How delicious can these strawberries be? Just as delicious as the 4.7 carat pink diamond ring that comes with the fruit! We say this is simply crazy. If you want strawberries, buy some from the market, and if you want expensive jewelry, buy some from the jewelry shop! Why did someone mix them and call that dessert? The only reason that comes to our minds is pure snobbishness. So, if this is what you are looking for, then you should know that the menu is completed with some live jazz music and a highly expensive wine to match the dessert.
1. Diamond Fruitcake ($1.65 million)
We reckon that the price is actually given by the 223 small diamonds in the cake’s icing. We must say that it looks precious, but the sum just blows our minds. The edible jewelry was made by a pastry chef in Tokyo and it was part of an exhibit entitled Diamonds: Nature’s Miracle. It took the mater six months to plan baking this dessert and another month to actually put it together. Why do people spend their time doing these stuff?
Well, we guess that’s just something that us, ordinary people will never understand.