Let Them Eat Gold

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.

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Stephen Bruce, owner of Serendipity 3, partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create the “Frrozen Haute Chocolate,” a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe.

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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.

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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.

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It is eaten with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home.

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“It took us a long time to experiment with all the ingredients and flavors, and more than three months were needed just to design the golden spoon,” Bruce told Reuters.

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Four years ago, Bruce unveiled a $1,000 ice cream sundae called Golden Opulence, a staple on his menu and a favorite with rock stars, socialites and other celebrities.

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“I wouldn’t be surprised if soon we get a call from a Middle Eastern prince or Shah willing to give something sweet to his many wives on his next trip to the city,” Bruce said.

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I didn’t realize as a society we were at this point. 
Where the affluent are now physically ingesting symbols of wealth for their pleasure. 

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Their shit will be worth more than an entire year’s salary for me.

I am speechless.

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    • Alma on November 9, 2007 at 1:26 am

    arthritis before, but eating it just for what? Status?  Crazy.

    I love the way your pictures tell the story of the real people, and the waste of the rich.

  1. Revolting waste of money by the rich and famous!  Ugh!  Spare me!  May they only go to bed with the stuff dripping on them!

    As Alma noted, I, too, appreciate your photos showing life as it really is!

  2. It really brings tax breaks for the rich and the veto of assistance for uninsured children into sharp focus. Thanks.

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