The 10 Most Expensive Foods in the World

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Imagine your favorite food. Is it Pizza? Chocolate? Steak? Caviar? Lobster? Of course it is, it is all that and then some. Many people wonder what the most expensive version of a particular food would cost them, as they chow down on their favorite meal. Those born with a silver spoon in their mouths no longer have to just sit and wonder, they can actually travel the world to try these fabulous foods. This list breaks down the most expensive foods from all over the earth. Most of the foods are expensive simply because they are very hard to find, while others cost an arm and a leg simply because someone put their signature stamp on them. Have a look for yourself at what the most expensive foods in the world are today.

1. Italian White Alba Truffle – $160, 406

Truffles in general are quite expensive. However, there is none more expensive than the Italian white alba version. Each passing year makes these babies very difficult to cultivate which has escalated the price of this delicate item.

2. Almas Caviar – $25, 000

One of the most expensive versions of caviar comes from Iran. This particular type is rarer than other types which accounts for its astronomical price. Not to mention the tin that this delicacy comes in is made of 24-karat gold. Though the caviar comes from Iran, you will be hard pressed to locate it anywhere other than a store called Caviar House & Prunier, in London. If you are not sure you want to commit, you can try a tasting size for a mere $1,250.

3. Yubari King Melons – $22,872

This fruit looks like a cantaloupe both inside and out, but that is where the similarities end. The sweetness ratio is apparently unmatched and perfectly balanced. They are so rare that most people acquire them by attending auctions, paying severely inflated prices.

4. Densuke Black Watermelon – $6,100

Grown exclusively in Hokkaido, Japan this watermelons sweetness is off the chain. Good luck getting your hands on one though. One harvest only yields about 3 dozen fruits.

5. Domenico Crolla’s Pizza Royale 007 – $4,200

As the name suggests, this extravagant pizza was created as a nod to the famous James Bond film. It is 12 inches of lobster marinated in cognac, tomato sauce, Scottish smoked salmon, prosciutto, vintage balsamic vinegar, venison medallions, caviar soaked in champagne, and let’s not forget the 24-carat edible gold flakes. Don’t think for a second that you can pocket those flakes and take them home, enjoy the whole experience and eat them with all the other toppings.

6. Bombay Brassiere’s Samundari Khazana Curry – $3,200

This dish is the bomb. Or at least it looks like it tastes the bomb. Who wouldn’t want white truffle, devon crab, caviar, gold coated Scottish lobsters, four quail eggs filled with more caviar, and four abalones? Seems like a meal fit for a king.

7. Craftsteak’s Wagyu Ribeye Steak – $2,800

If you don’t care for fish but still want to keep an eye out for your omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, this beef will do the trick. The best of the best is the wagyu beef raised in Hyogo, Japan. They feed their cows beer and massage them regularly to keep them tender. What a pampered life. Who wouldn’t want to sit around all day drinking beer and being rubbed on all day? Let’s not think about what happens after the massage and booze before it hits your dinner plate. Don’t do it.

8. Saffron – $2,700

Since it takes about 70,000 filaments to produce one pound of saffron spice, it is very coveted. It can go for $2,700 dollars for just one pound. It is by far the most expensive spice on the earth.

9. Chocopologie – $2,600

The most expensive piece of chocolate money can buy is created by Knipschildt. They are handmade truffles consisting of 70 percent Valrhona cacao. $2,600 is the price per pound. Now this is the type of chocolate that melts in your mouth.

10. Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata – $1,000

Obviously these eggs do not cost a zillion dollars, or they would be number one on the list. Duh. But the taste of these wonderful eggs would make you want to pay a zillion dollars. Well maybe not, but seriously lobster claws, Sevruga caviar complete this omelet, what else do you need? 12 lucky people a year have the luxurious opportunity to try the large version, while 50 orders per year are placed for the smaller sample portion.

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Written by ashwin