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World’s most expensive doughnut served up in London

Prepare to start drooling, what’s being billed as the world’s most expensive doughnut (aka donut) has been unveiled in the UK at Selfridges department store on London’s Oxford Street.

doughnut body

Deliciously decadent but for a good cause

Go on… how much?

Taking three days to assemble, the finished tasty treat is worth a wallet-busting £1,000 ($1,683). Made by Krispy Kreme, the lavish creation has ingredients that include a Dom Pérignon vintage 2002 champagne jelly with a raspberry and Chateau d’Yquem crème.

It’s finished with a passion fruit glaze and gilded with edible 24ct gold leaf. It’s adorned with a hand-made 23ct gold dusted Belgian white chocolate lotus flower, blossoms, ivy, butterflies and edible diamonds.

Now of course you can’t just sit a doughnut like this on a napkin, it must perch on a decadent cocktail, made from raspberry and passion fruit syrup, 500 year old Courvoisier de L’Esprit Cognac and topped with a little more of that Dom Pérignon champagne.

It was presented to a lucky competition winner, alongside a cheque for £10,000 to the UK charity The Children’s Trust as part of National Doughnut Week.

More mega bucks banquets 

While Krispy Kreme’s pricey doughnut is for a great cause, most of the world’s priciest comfort food is purely for those with enough cash to burn. Take, for instance, the Fleurburger 5000, the world’s most expensive burger. Served at Fleur in Las Vegas and priced at $5,000, the Kobe beef at its core comes loaded with foie gras and black truffles.

burger body

This truffle-laden burger costs $5,000

When you’re done with that, hop on a plane to New York City and enjoy a Golden Opulence Ice Cream Sundae for $1,000, covered in gold leaf, or head to 230 Fifth, also NY, to have the McMullen hot dog, infused in cognac and sprinkled with lobster. Even the onions are caramelized in Champagne.

Or, like us, just stick to peanut butter and jelly.

Photo 1: KrispyKreme
Photo 2: FirstWeFeast

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