There is something very intimate and special about breaking bread over a delicious meal. Ingredients like spices or vegetables can really make a bland dish into one where guests will beg for the recipe.
We have brought you the most expensive meals before. Now, we have found high-priced foods from around the world. These products are meant to compliment the total dinning experience. Although, at these prices you may only be able to afford to eat one item at a time. I had no idea #10 even existed.
#1. At $2,000 to $10,000 per pound, this is the most expensive spice in the world.
Saffron is an ancient spice worth more than gold The saffron flower blooms once a year and produces only three strands. 14,000 threads are required to make one ounce.
#2. Tea for $1,400 for one gram.
The Da Hong Pao varies in price but those that come from ancient, 350-year-old trees are the most expensive.
#3. Up to $700 for 2.2 pounds of mash potatoes.
La Bonnotte is the most expensive potato in the world. The species grows with the help of a seaweed fertilizer found in the island of Noirmoutier, France. The land only produces about 100 tonnes of potatoes per year.
#4. $300 per pound Swedish cheese.
Gullan, Haelga, and Juno are three hard working moose who are milked to produce the yearly 660 pounds worth of cheese. The animals only lactate from May to September.
#5. Black truffles worth $1,200 per pound.
The black truffles or black diamonds sell for hundreds of dollars for their aphrodisiac qualities.
#6. A $58,000 whiskey bottle meant to be shared.
In 1942, the Dalmore distillery made only 12 bottles of four blends of malt whiskies. In 2005, a man bought one of the bottles and drank it completely with five friends.
#7. The $100 per 2.2 pound seafood delicacy.
The black lip abalone is a marine snail found around Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania.
#8. A $300 per pound meat lover’s meal.
Wagyu beef from Kobe, Japan is a tender, low-cholesterol, and marble meat. Farmers have been known to give beer, sing, and massage their cows to keep them in a constant state of relaxation.
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#9. Ancient $507,000 cigars.
It’s not the taste that makes the Mayan Sicars so expensive. Discovered in a clay pot in Guatemala by archeologists, these tobaccos are dated to be around 600 years old.
#10. A nesting place worth up to $4,300.
Swift birds make their nest from their hardened saliva. Often called the “caviar of the east,” this delicacy is believed to have medicinal properties. The nests come in various colours but white and red are the most valued.