Food is a basic necessity of life but that doesn’t mean humans haven’t pushed the envelope of taste and luxury. There are some food items around the world that are purely consumed because of having the money to do so. These luxury items will leave definitely leave a hole in your pocket if you are going to try them.
- Foie Gras
Foie Gras is typically made from duck’s or gooses’ liver that has been fattened. It is said to have a smooth texture and is well acclaimed by foodies and critics. But there is a lot of controversy about artificially fattening the animal’s liver so it is not for everyone. Nevertheless, 2lbs of foie gras will fetch you around $150.
- White Truffles
One of the mainstay ingredients to make a dish luxurious and is one of the most expensive ingredients in the world. It is primarily found in Italy and is sold as high as 7000 euros per kg. The price tag comes from the difficulty of finding it in the forest and cannot be grown using normal methods.
Vanilla is actually an expensive food item costing around $4000 per pound. It is that expensive because of the flower of the vanilla plant only blooms for a few hours in 12 months and does not pollinate a lot. So it is pretty hard to find vanilla in most markets.
- Densuke Watermelon
This is one of the rarest types of watermelons out there. The black watermelon was once sold in auction for a staggering $6100. The price comes from the rarity as it is only grown in the region of Hokkaido in Japan.
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices money can buy. It takes 3 years to produce saffron and Iran is thought to produce the finest saffron available. It is sold for thousands of dollars per kilo. Saffron is regarded as a very royal ingredient and any dish that incorporates saffron is considered to fit for kings.
Much like lobsters, oysters were once thought to be a poor man’s meal. But as time passed, there value increased. Normal oysters are still affordable by most people but their oysters that come from the Coffin Bay in Australia that is anything but normal. They are extremely limited in quantity and each oyster goes for at least $100.
- Wagyu Beef
Wagyu Beef is the pinnacle of beef quality. The amount of marbling and taste is unrivalled by any other type of beef available on the market. They achieve this by feeding the cows beer and sake which helps build the marbling. Since they are exclusive to Japan, the price of this beef is no joke, it will cost you around $1300 for a pound.