Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Gluttonous Chocolate Luxury for Middle Eastern Princes
The world’s most expensive dessert is called the “Frrozen Haute Chocolate” (That’s “frozen” with an extra “r”) and it costs $25,000. Invented by Serendipity 3 owner Stephen Bruce in 2007, the extravagant chocolate sundae includes a combination of 28 cocoas—many of them exotic, 5 grams of edible 23-karat gold, gold-covered whipped cream, and a side of Knipschildt Chocolatier’s La Madeline au Truffle (I’m not really sure what this is but it sells for $2,600 a pound). The whole thing is served in a goblet lined with edible gold, the base of which is wrapped in an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat’s worth of white diamonds. The cherry on top is a diamond-encrusted gold spoon, and yes Justin, you can take it home. The sundae is only available through advance orders. Who would spend such a preposterous amount of money on a single item, let alone a dessert, one might ask? Middle Eastern princes of course! "I wouldn't be surprised if soon we get a call from a Middle Eastern prince or Shah willing to give something sweet to his many wives on his next trip to the city," Bruce said in a statement.