The World’s Most Expensive Dessert and How to Get into the Guinness Book of World Records
From Reuters comes this story about the world’s most expensive sundae:
A day after New York City came up with a $1,000 bagel, a local restaurateur unveiled a $25,000 chocolate sundae on Wednesday, setting a Guinness world record for the most expensive dessert.
Stephen Bruce, owner of Serendipity 3, partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create the “Frozen Haute Chocolate,” a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe.
The dessert, spelled with two Rs, is infused with 5 grams (0.2 ounces) of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds.
The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound.
It is eaten with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home.
There are many perplexing things about this story. First, what fool would actually buy this sundae? Second, is this all it takes to get into the Guinness Book of World Records?
I would like to be in the Guinness Book too, so I’m going to do Serendipity 3 one better — I’m offering a sundae for $50,000. It consists of store-bought Edy’s ice cream (3 scoops — extra scoops will cost $10,000 more), whipped cream, and some Hershey’s chocolate sauce. And you can keep the spoon too. I’ll even throw in the bowl.
I really don’t understand why there’s any category for most-expensive anything. After all, anybody can set whatever price he or she wants, so it’s quite easy to claim the award for most-expensive.
By the way, I am also selling a million-dollar hamburger. I think that this is also the world’s most expensive. Wow, that’s two Guinness world records in just one day!
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