Saturday, October 31, 2009

Most Expensive Food and Drinks in The World!

This was an email forward from Sweta of Bonne Nutrition I thought it was so cool it needed to be a blog post!



1. Saffron, a spice grown worldwide, is derived from the saffron crocus flower. A pound of dry saffron (0.45 kg) requires 50,000–75,000 flowers to make, meaning an entire football field of these flowers. Requiring so much resources and labor, prices for the spice go around US$500/pound to US$5,000/pound (US$1100–US$11, 000 per kilogram).
Crocus sativus

2. The most expensive nut in the world is the Macadamia nut. The macadamia tree produces nuts only after it's 7-10 years old, requiring fertile soil and heavy rainfall. These nuts have a very hard seed, but once it's open it reveals a creamy white kernel containing up to 80% oil and 4% sugar. The cost of a kilogram of these nuts exceeds 30$.
Macadamia nuts

3. The most expensive caviar in the world is not the black one, but the almas caviar! The word 'almas' is Iranian for diamond. Beluga caviar comes from a fish over 100 years old, that is virtually unchanged for 120 million years. The luxurious caviar comes from the oldest survivor of the Dinosaur era. Beluga caviar ranges in price from more than $5,000 per kilogram in the United States

4. The most expensive mushroom in the world is the white truffle. The mushroom has its origins in the Langhe area of the Piedmont region in northern Italy, it can reach 12 cm diameter and 500g. These truffles are sold at a amazing price of €2,000 and €4,000 per kilogram ($1350 - $2700 per pound). The record price for this truffle was paid last year, in December, when Stanley Ho, the owner of the Macau casino paid $330,000 for 1.5kg of truffles.

5. The most expensive potato in the world is a French one, "La Bonnotte". Annually, only 100 tons of this top quality potato are cultivated and collected only on the island Noirmoutier. The potato fields require to be fertilized only with seaweed in a climate shaped by the nearby sea. The cost of one single kilogram can reach €500 since this type of potato is almost extinct.
La Bonnotte

6. The most expensive beef in the world is the type of beef coming from the Wagyu cows. These Japanese cows are fed the best grass and provided the best treatment. That is why the meat is especially tender and particularly expensive. 200 grams of a fillet cost in Europe more than 100 dollars.

7. The most expensive sandwich in the world is the club sandwich from Essen aka von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich. This triple-decker delicacy contains the finest chicken, ham, hard-boiled quails' eggs and white truffles and it's currently sold at Cliveden, Berkshire. The chicken (poulet de Bresse) is referred to as the 'fourth gastronomic wonder of the world served with a topping of white truffles, sold at over a thousands pounds a month. At 1,182 calories, with 1.8oz of fat, it's not the healthiest dish but certainly one of the most expensive. Costing 100 pounds (almost 200 dollars), this is a must-try for the food fanatics.
von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich

8.The most expensive pizza in the world, valued at 8300 Eur can be tasted in Italy. With generous toppings of caviar and lobster, the pizza has a diameter of 20cm and Louis XIII Remy Martin cognac poured all over it.
Pizza Luis XIII

9. The most expensive omelet in the world can be tasted at the Le Parker Meridien restaurant in New York. The $1,000 omelet consists of 10 ounces of sevruga caviar, a whole lobster, and six eggs. To make it in the privacy of your own home, the cost will be only $700.
Most Expensive Omelet
10. Off to something sweet now with one of the most expensive deserts in the world, served at Serendipity 3, a popular restaurant in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The $1000 sundae was introduced in 2004 and was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive dessert. It's made up of 5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, Madagascar vanilla, 23K edible gold leaf and one of the most expensive chocolates in the world, Amedei Porceleana.
Image removed by sender. Most Expensive Ice Cream

11. The tastiest and most expensive chocolate in the world is Chocopologie by Knipschildt. At $2,600 per pound, this handmade chocolate truffle is available only if ordered. t contains a black truffle and 70% Valrhona cacao..
Chocopologie by Knipschildt

12. The world's finest and most expensive coffee is Kopi Luwak. The coffee comes from the Indonesian island of Sumatra and the total annual production is only around 500 pounds of beans. That is why the price of a pound is outrages - $300 or more.
Most Expensive coffee Kopi Luwak

13. The current record for the most expensive tea is held by a rare Chinese green tea called Tieguanyin, which costs 1,700 Yuan ($3,000) per kilo (per 2 lb 3 oz) approximately 8.50 Yuan ($15) for a single cup.

14. The world's most expensive tea bag for the PG company, to celebrate their 75th anniversary. Manually decorated with 280 diamonds, the bag made to remind people just how much they love the great British cup of tea is worth £7,500.

15. The most expensive champagne in the world is Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Blanc de Blanc, made of specially selected grapes, sold in manually painted bottles and with a price tag of around $1,500.
Most Expensive Champagne Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Blanc de Blanc

16.. The most expensive whisky in the world is considered to be the Macallan Fine Rare Vintage. With only 85 bottles being released world-wide, tasting this 30 year old is a rare treat. Price for a single bottle? $38,000!
Most Expensive Whiskey The Macallan Fine&Rare Vintage

17. Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum is merely the top-selling high strength rum in the world, bottled in 1940. Only four bottles are left from this precious liquor, each being estimated at $53,000.
Most Expensive Rom Wray&Nephew

18. The most expensive cocktail in the world, "Diamonds-Are- Forever", has no special ingredients like we had so far. The only excuse for wearing the €11,000 price tag is that the olive is replaced by a 1.6 carat diamond. To be found in the hotel Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo.
Image removed by sender. Most Expensive Cocktail Diamonds-Are-Forever

19. The most expensive beer in the world costs around £500 (around $1,000) a bottle and is called Vielle Bon Secours. It can only be found in a bar called the Bierdrome in London.
Most Expensive Beer Vieille Bon Secours

20. The most expensive drinks list will eventually come to vodka. Diva Vodka, produced by the Blackwood Distillery in Scotland is the world's most expensive vodka. Depending on your choice of "crystal decoration" the price of a single varies from £35 to a staggering £540,000!

Most Expensive Vodka Diva


  1. Ha, we have many Macadamia nuts at an affordable price here. I tried Wagyu beef, not Japanese ones but Australian, they're good as well.

  2. This is a very interesting list! It gives me so much insight into the most prized commodities in the world.

  3. Well there's a reason why they're good and expensive. If only I could afford them. lol.

  4. Wonder how much just a "taste" would be? LOL!

  5. I've only tasted saffron and macadamia from the list-the rest are on my "wish list" ;)

  6. How interesting! I love macadamia nuts!

  7. Christine: oh thats cool, love them in a cookie with white choc!
    fresh local and best: i know thanks sweta for forwarding
    Jenn: i know one day you will
    Michelle: or a smell of the coffee!
    Sweta: thanks for the list its so interesting
    Reeni: what does Moon like?

  8. Grin...I am thinking that most of us can only claim to have eaten only maybe #1, 2, maybe 3 and hopefully 4....but what an interesting article for sure! The diamonds of food industry

  9. Wow, shocking! You know, I've never had a truffle. I watch Top Chef and other cooking shows and they always talk about them, yet I've never had one. I've got to go for it and enjoy the delicacy!

  10. That is a great list,Rebecca! Interesting....I love saffron.

  11. The only items on this list I have personally splurged on is the Saffron and the Macadamia Nuts...I can't imagine spending a $1000 on a sundae I could whip up at home ? : ) .... what an interesting read Rebecca, Thank you for sharing...its really fun to know these things!

  12. Trish: yep cool list
    Gina: I just have truffle oil, but its on my list!
    Erica:oh saffron is good lol

  13. Nat: oh my pleasure its such a cool email forward had to share

  14. Oh I really enjoyed reading through all of the outrageously expensive food and drinks. My Goodness!

  15. I just wrote you a note but as I clicked away, I saw it had remained.

    I commented on this fascinating list. I also asked if you could send me an email so I can respond to the Jewish foods comment.

  16. what a wonderful read on a sunday afternoon but now i'm hungry again!!!

  17. dust jacket attic thanks for visiting
    comfy cook: will email you
    girlichef: thanks

  18. Your best post that i have read so far!!! a great read ..and a peek into the ever enigmatic human psyche and consumerism...a diamond in a cocktail?????

  19. I really like this post. It's amazing to read how much people will pay for pizza or omelettes.

  20. Oh my goodness! These are all just crazy! I would like to try the truffles sometime though.

  21. wot a lovely post!!
    The pics arent appearing!!

  22. Interesting post! I ould love to try truffles :)

  23. Love it! Great info. Some of those I knew, like safron and macadamia nuts and truffles.

  24. Great post :) I love things like this!
    Macadamia nuts are just awesome. I have a problem stopping when i am eating them. They are just so fatty good. Of these things I've only eaten macadamia nuts and saffron, but i hope to try many more!
    Buy the way, u know whats cool?? You are a brit in america, and i am an american in england. I bet we have a lot in common.

  25. Great list... Hmmmm - what a great goal - check all those foods/ rinks of your list and blog about them!

  26. savory simple: cool right
    Jhonny: oh love the way you right even in comments
    Joanne: I know crazy folks!
    the ungourmet: oh me too
    Sandyha: i re added them lol
    Sophie: thanks
    Melinda: i learnt about the beef from my Japanese neighbor the other day
    heavenly housewife: i bet we could compare notes about our countries!
    Mardi: i'll leave it to you LOL

  27. hey added u on my blog list, I love people that appreciate roses :)

  28. VERY interesting! That club sandwich sounds delicious!!

  29. What a cool post, I hope I get to try a few of those at some point :)

  30. 3 hungry tummies thanks sweet of you
    Nicole oh i know but crazy expensive!
    Kerstin thanks and thanks for stopping love your blog

  31. Love the look of your blog.

    THese are quite interesting.

  32. Wow! Great information - some of this I knew and a logt of it is new. So the most expensive beef is from Japan - that surprised me. The reasons for the expense are very helpful - as I sigh at another bottle of a slivered white truffle.

  33. Claudia oh i got some truffle oil in italy lol, I know Japan very interesting

  34. great post! the most expensive cocktail totally tickled me. imagine if some idiot drank the diamond by accident ;) x

  35. Wow those vanilla beans ice cream is a gem, I hope it taste like heaven.

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