Dessert is always the best way to end a wonderful meal. Whether it’s a nice, fluffy tiramisu or a savory flan, there are tons of options to satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you like to experiment with new flavors or go the extra mile with your sweets, here’s a list of 7 luxurious and expensive desserts you never knew existed.
Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans – US$ 500
Jelly Beans are always a fun and colorful snack to have handy. They’re not expensive either—or so we thought! Did you know there’s a signature collection that has no artificial colors or flavors? Vanilla bean, bacon, habanero, cranberry, and peach, are some examples of the Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans that cost US$ 500. In case you were wondering, the signature collection costs this much because of its bougy packaging: a crystal jar and each bean are coated in 24-carat gold leaf.
The Golden Phoenix Cupcake – US$ 1,000
A US$ 1,000 cupcake? Who knew there was such as thing?! Sold at the Bloomsbury bakery in the Dubai Mall, this cupcake is worth this much because of its exquisite ingredients: Ugandan vanilla beans, Italian chocolate, and strawberries dipped in gold. Needless to say, the icing is 23-carat edible gold.
Krispy Kreme’s Luxe Doughnut – US$ 1, 685
Krispy Kreme made doughnut history in 2014 when they unveiled their Luxe doughnut worth over US$ 1,500. Maybe it was a little bit extra but worth it since it was created to raise funds for The Children’s Trust. The special doughnut was made with 24-carat gold leaf, had edible diamonds, and was a white chocolate lotus stuffed with Dom Perignon champagne jelly.
The Absurdity Sundae – US$ 60,000
At a whopping $60K, behold one of the most expensive ice cream in the world! The Absurdity Sundae is worth $3,333 a bowl but for an extra US$ 57K you can travel to “Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in first-class style and provide you five-star accommodation, where the chef will create the ice cream utilizing glacial ice obtained from the summit.
Diamond Fruitcake – US$ 1.72 million
With the intention to attract customers, the Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo promoted a two-layer fruit cake worth over US$ 1 million. The cake has 223 embedded diamonds.
Strawberries Arnaud – US$ 9.85 million
Imagine celebrating Valentine’s Day with a nearly US$ 10 million dessert—fancy! The Arnaud’s Restaurant in New Orleans stepped up their dessert game in 2016 when they unveiled their expensive Strawberries, Arnaud, on Valentine’s Day. Besides the strawberries, the dessert was topped with 24-carat gold flakes, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, and exclusive champagnes. The dish also came accompanied by a 10.06-carat royal blue diamond engagement ring created by MS Rau Antiques. Again, fancy!
Either US$ 500 for jelly beans or almost US$ 10 million for strawberries? Whichever the case, now you know of some of the world’s most expensive and luxurious desserts. ■