There can hardly be anyone who does not love desserts. In fact, the very mention of this word makes us go weak in the knees. We can have desserts anytime, at parties, when at home, when happy, sad, or even stressed. In fact, the word stressed if read backward spells desserts. So, desserts indeed can melt your stress away in no time.
Desserts are delicious, everyone loves them, and they are available in so many types and flavors. Now, these are things all of us know. What you perhaps do not know is that there are many such desserts that are so expensive that you will never want to invest in them. Let us get to learn about these desserts, the top 10 most expensive desserts, right now.
10. La Madeline au Truffle – $250
Made in Norwalk by Knipschildt Chocolatier, La Madeline au Truffle is one of the most expensive desserts. By spending $250 you get to taste just one piece or slice of this dessert and if you want to enjoy a full pound you need to be ready to spend $2600. What makes this dish delicious are its choicest ingredients including truffle oil, vanilla, heavy cream, sugar, and 70 percent Valrhona dark chocolate. This delectable dessert is packed in a special golden box. You just cannot walk in and purchase this dish, and instead, you need to call them and place your order and later step in and enjoy its taste.
9. Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans – $500
Also known for his Jelly Belly jelly beans. David Klein created this expensive dessert. The best thing about these jelly beans is that they are completely natural and have no artificial flavors or colors. You have many flavors to choose from but what makes this dish so pricey is its packaging. The candies are packed in an attractive crystal jar and each of the beans is coated in gold leaf (24-carat). If you want to taste these beautiful looking, delicious beans but do not want to spend on the packaging then you can opt for the smaller box that is not fancy and nor are the beans wrapped in gold, and thus is worth an affordable $16.
8. Golden Opulence Sundae – $1,000
This dessert was created in New York City’s Serendipity 3 restaurant to commemorate its 50th anniversary. This dessert beats every ice cream as far as its taste is concerned. And it also found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for its huge price tag. It’s price made it the most expensive sundae during its launch period. Though it is so highly priced, the restaurant still manages to sell at least once per month all thanks to the wealthy patrons.
You have to give the restaurant a 48-hours notice to prepare this sundae as they need to source ingredients from different locations. The ingredients include chocolate truffles, Grand Passion caviar, and Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream dusted with edible 23-carat gold leaf. Further, this dish is topped with gilded sugar and gold flakes. Once you finish the dish off you can take home the Baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet that the sundae is served in.
7. The Golden Phoenix Cupcake – $1,000
If you are not much fond of ice cream but are ready to spend $1,000 then you can opt for this wonderful cupcake instead. You can get this cupcake in the Dubai Mall in a small bakery called Bloomsbury’s. The reason behind its high price is its ingredients including Italian chocolate, Ugandan vanilla beans, and strawberries that are dipped in gold. The icing is also dusted in gold.
The bakery shall give you a golden spoon to eat this golden dessert. Just to make sure the experience is nothing less than completely satisfying and worth the price you pay. Though you cannot take home the spoon, you will be consuming a good amount of gold anyway.
6. Krispy Kreme’s Luxe Doughnut – $1,685
You may have visited a Krispy Kreme outlet many a time to eat your favorite doughnut or sip on your favorite cup of coffee. But do you know this very brand created a classic doughnut in 2014 to raise funds for a trust, and the doughnut was worth $1,685?
This pricey doughnut was covered in 24-carat gold leaf. And also covered some edible diamonds. It was decorated with a gorgeous white chocolate lotus with a stuffing created out of Dom Perignon champagne jelly. This doughnut was served along with a cocktail, Courvoisier Cognac, and raspberry syrup and passion fruit. However, only 1 piece of this doughnut was created for a noble cause and so you will not get to taste it.
5. Chocolate Frrrozen Haute Ice Cream Sundae – $25,000
This sundae is also created by the Serendipity 3 Restaurant and it earned the top spot at the Guinness Book of World Records by beating the Golden Opulence Sundae with its huge price tag of $25,000.
To eat this beautiful dessert you will get a golden spoon. And shall also be gifted an 18-carat gold bracelet with 1-carat white diamonds. You have to order the dessert in advance as the ingredients required to make it are shipped from many global locations.
4. The Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel Chocolate Pudding – $34,000
By spending just $0.50 you can buy a six-pack pudding from your local grocery. But if you are ready to spend a little extra, $34,000, you can buy the priciest pudding in the world. Created in England at the Lindeth Howe Country House by Chef Marc Guibert, this chocolate pudding looks gorgeous.
This dessert has an imitation of a Faberge egg and some embellishments. The ingredients used include edible gold, delicious chocolates, caviar, and a 2-carat diamond, which you cannot eat. You can eat this pudding along with a bottle of Chateau d’Yquem that is worth $700. You need to inform the hotel three weeks in advance if you want this dessert made for you.
3. The Absurdity Sundae – $60,000
The reason behind this huge price tag is the fact that the promoters of this dish will take you to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in the first class style and will offer you a five-star accommodation. At the mountain, the ice cream will be created for you by the chef using glacial ice from the summit. You can also take a friend with you if you are ready to pay $25k extra.
The sundae has a banana split worth $3,333.33 and is made from bananas and syrups concocted from wines that are rare to find. You will also be offered a special spoon to eat this dish which was created in the 1850s.
2. Diamond Fruitcake – $1.72 million
You must have spent a few dollars extra to get a special cake on a special occasion. But, this cake displayed in Tokyo at the Takashimaya Department Store for promotional purposes is worth $1.72 million. This cake has 223 diamonds studded in it worth a total of 170 carats. However, this cake is not meant to be consumed and is just for display. You may also like to see; ten most expensive cakes in the world.
1. Strawberries Arnaud – $9.85 million
The most expensive dessert is a plate of strawberries, that is served at New Orleans at the Arnaud’s Restaurant. Usually, a strawberry dessert can cost you around $9 but this special dish was created for Valentine’s Day 2016 to entertain their patrons of the restaurant.
Apart from strawberries, the dessert also has whipped cream, 24-carat gold flake toppings, vanilla ice cream, and many expensive liquors and champagnes that offer an extra zing. Yet another reason for this heavy price tag is the exquisite box with a 10.06-carat royal blue diamond engagement ring that you will find placed at the base of the serving plate.
Though these desserts cannot be afforded by most. But, surely credit must be given to those who came up with such wonderful ideas, and created such unique pieces that have had their names etched in the memory of people forever.