What would you pay for the most decadent desserts? Desserts around the world have been created to excite the taste buds and push the boundaries of sugary opulence. But is the price tag worth the result or are these desserts, and their price tags, merely created to create buzz for the restaurants where they’re served?
You be the judge as you read about the top 5 most expensive desserts.
1. Golden Opulence Sundae
The Golden Opulence Sundae begins with five scoops of a special Tahitian vanilla ice cream that is then combined with Venezuelan chocolate and Madagascar vanilla along with truffles, candied fruits and marzipan cherries. What really makes it expensive though is the glass it comes in and the spoon. Such a sundae couldn’t be housed in an ordinary cup; instead it’s in a Harcourt crystal goblet and eaten with an 18K gold spoon. The price tag: $1,000.
2. Sultan’s Golden Cake
If you’ve ever wanted the chance to eat some gold, now you can. All you need to do is visit the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel in Istanbul, where you can have a cake made with apricots, pears, and figs. But these aren’t ordinary fruits; they’ve been soaking in Jamaican Rum for two years! The outside of the cake is topped with edible 24K gold leaf. Makes you wonder if the gold adds any flavor or if it’s just for the look. The price tag: $1,000.
3. Chocolate Truffle
If you consider yourself a chocolate connoisseur, you’ll want to check out the chocolate truffle sold at Chocopologie in Norwalk, Conn. This is the most expensive chocolate truffle in the world and are only made to order, so be sure to order in advance if you want to try this extravagant dessert. The price tag: $250 per truffle.
4. Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence
For this unique dessert, you’ll have to head to the Wine3 Fisherman Stilt restaurant in Sri Lanka. This dessert pays homage to the tradition of stilt fishing that is common in that area. The dessert is made from Irish cream, a pomegranate and mango compote, and chocolate, but what really ramps up the price tag is the 80 carat aquamarine that sits on the stilt made of chocolate — not the typical dessert learned at culinary school. The price tag: $14,500.
5. Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
If you have tried a frozen hot chocolate drink, you know how delicious it is. But at the Serendipity3 restaurant in New York City, this frozen dessert takes the drink to the next level. This indulgence, only made if ordered in advance, contains cocoa from 14 different countries and 5 grams of edible 24K gold. It comes in a gold goblet decorated with diamonds and a golden spoon. At one point it was the most expensive dessert in the world. The price tag: $25,000.
These desserts definitely rank among the most expensive, but are they worth the price tag? You be the judge. Would you order these desserts if given the opportunity?