Eating desserts is the best way to end each meal. People tend to enjoy having a sweet and refreshing taste of dessert after a full meal. From a psychological standpoint, it signifies the feeling of doneness. As there are list of desserts to satisfy a person with a sweet tooth, here are some expensive sweets to be indulged by those with hefty money. Some of the list below are not always readily available while some are no longer available for consumption.
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10 La Madeline au Truffe
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The “most extravagant chocolate in the world” as acclaimed by its creators and one in the lineup of Knipschildt Chocolatier in Norwalk, Connecticut. This rare French Perigord truffle that is encircled by a rich ganache made with 70% Valrhona dark chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil, and vanilla is crafted and presented in an exquisite golden box, costing $250.Every La Madeline au Truffe chocolate is made to order and takes about fourteen days to deliver with a shelf life of about seven days.
9 Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans
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Have you had a taste of an exotic cuisine in a candy? David’s Beyond Gourmet jelly beans made it happen. David Klein, the inventor of this jelly bean, popular with its natural taste of the most exotic gourmet flavors specific to every part of the world, has made it even more interesting by coating it with 24-karat gold, housed in a beautiful crystal jar. This creates a buzz among food enthusiasts, for this jelly bean to taste like a ‘deconstructed meal’. Will you experience the taste of Thai Lemongrass Curry and Indian Mango Chutney in a jar of gold-coated jelly beans for $500? The promoters of this product explained it as an “explosion of the taste” and most definitely, your wallet.
8 Golden Opulence Sundae
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For the 50th anniversary of a restaurant where wealthy and famous personalities are often spotted, Serendipity 3 in New York City has introduced their luxurious and unique dessert, which goes for $1,000. An ice cream sundae made from only the finest things, starts with three scoops of Tahitian Vanilla ice cream is one of the most expensive ice cream in the world and is covered in 23-carat edible gold leaf infused with Madagascar vanilla beans and chunks of rare Chuao chocolate from Venezuela. This impressive sundae is also adorned with candied fruits from Paris, gold-covered almonds, chocolate truffles, and marzipan cherries. To finish it all, a small glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar can be seen on the top with a mother of pearl spoon and a gilded sugar flower. Golden Opulence Sundae is served in an 18-karat Baccarat Harcourt Crystal goblet which can be taken home, and with an 18-karat gold spoon on the side.
7 The Golden Phoenix Cupcake
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Bloomsbury cupcake founder Shafeena Yusuff Ali has succeeded in making the world’s most expensive cupcake for the opening of their flagship store at Dubai Mall. This aesthetically pleasing cupcake is made of carefully chosen ingredients such as the finest Italian chocolate and Ugandan vanilla pods smothered in edible gold flakes. Even the strawberries are dipped in gold. On top of all that, the icing is also dusted in edible gold.
6 Krispy Kreme Luxe Doughnut
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A donut for a cause. Krispy Kreme has launched their most expensive donut ever made. This one of a kind creation took three days to prepare and assemble. The donut producing company has made it with highly special ingredients like Dom Perignon 2002 champagne jelly, 24-carat gold leaf, gold-dusted white chocolate flowers, and edible diamonds and costs $1,700. In addition to that, it is served with an extravagant cocktail made from raspberry and passion fruit syrup, 500-year-old Courvoisier de L’Esprit Cognac and topped with 2002 Dom Pérignon champagne. This exclusive confection was made as an effort to raise money benefitting the UK Children’s Trust charity, an organization which supports children with brain injuries.
5 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae
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New York’s Serendipity 3 restaurant has yet again claimed a spot in the Guinness World Records by creating a luxurious dessert at a mind-boggling price of $25,000. This expensive dessert is made of Serendipity frozen hot chocolate mix that contains 14 rare and secret cocoas, 14 of the world rarest and most expensive cocoas from Africa and South America; milk, ice cubes, whipped cream, and shavings from the world’s most expensive truffle, the La Madeline au Truffle. It is also infused with five grams of edible 23-karat gold and served in a Baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet lined with edible gold. The base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds, made in partnership with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York. Among all these luxuries, the diner can take home the ($14,000) jewel-encrusted spoon along with the bracelet.
4 Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel Chocolate Pudding
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How much can you spend for a mere chocolate pudding? The world renowned chef Marc Guibert of Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in England’s Lake District has made yet another world’s most expensive dessert after creating a $35,000 chocolate pudding. It is not an ordinary pudding from your local bakery; his creation is made with the best quality chocolate which is molded into the shape of Fabergé egg and served with layer upon layer of champagne jelly along with a light biscuit joconde. The outside is garnished with edible gold leaves, champagne caviar, handmade flowers, and the two-carat inedible diamond acts as the cherry on top.
3 The Absurdity Sundae
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This sundae is actually available at $3,333.33 , which is made from banana, syrup, and rare dessert wines including a Chateau D’Yquem, a 1960s vintage port, and a German Trockenbeerenauselese. They even serve this ice cream dessert with a gold spoon from the 1850s. But the reason why this dessert cost a hefty amount of $60,000 is because it comes with a first-class flight ticket to Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania; a five-star accommodation, and a batch of ice cream made of glacial ice collected from the mountain’s summit and hand-churned by the founder of Three Twins. This is all part of the cause to donate to an African non-profit organization which works in the area of environmental protection. As an added bonus for music lovers, Three twins will set up a cello performance for diners who book the musicians in advance.
2 Diamond Fruitcake
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Fruitcake is popular during holiday season especially during the highly celebrated holiday, Christmas, but this one in particular cannot be re-gifted. A Japanese pastry chef took six months just to design this cake and one month for its baking process. 223 diamonds are studded into a special ordered cake as a part of the promotional display at Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo. These diamonds make up a total weight of 170 carats; the reason for its grand price of $1.72 million.
1 Strawberries Arnaud
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Arnaud’s Restaurant in New Orleans has witnessed countless proposals by couples through the years. To amuse their patrons on Valentine’s Day in 2016, the restaurant created a special dish priced at $9.85 million. This strawberry dessert includes ingredients such as 24-carat gold flake toppings, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, and a variety of expensive champagnes and liquors that provide a zing to the dish. The Strawberry Arnaud comes with a 10.06 carat royal blue diamond ring supplied by MS Rau Antiques, which basically guarantees wedding bells.
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