Check Out This List of Top 11 Foods That Will Put A Dent in Your Bank Balance!
For true food lovers, the price of any food item is just a random number that unlocks heavenly feel for their taste buds. Unfortunately, the price (or, the “random number” if you’re a foodie!) for some food items actually extends far beyond what we would call normal. We have compiled a list of the top 11 most expensive food items on the planet Earth that are bound to put a dent in your bank balance. Check out the list here –
Kopi Luwak Coffee
Kopi Luwak Coffee is produced only in a handful of countries, which include the Philippines, Indonesia, and India. It is, by far, the highest priced coffee in the world and its cost can vary anywhere between $250 a kg to a whopping $1200 a kg! The rationale behind its pricing is the way it is processed. Now, that’s some coffee I’d definitely like to have, wouldn’t you?
Mostly found in Japan, and sparsely in some other Asian countries, Matsutake Mushrooms aren’t your everyday mushrooms. They’re so rare, a kg of Matsutake Mushrooms can cost your pocket $600! These mushrooms were once quite abundant, but due to invasive species of plants and insects, the numbers have gone down drastically and in the near future we may never hear of these mushrooms again.
Japanese Wagyu Steaks
If you’re a beef lover, Japanese Wagyu Steaks that are made from Japanese beef, are the best you could ever get. Known as the tastiest beef in the world, it is quite buttery, has the best marbling score and possesses a great aroma. Made from purebred Wagyu bull-calves, which are taken care of in ways you can’t even imagine. They are given beer, massages and lots more! A kg of Wagyu meat can cost around $450 a kilogram.
Saffron is predominantly used as a seasoning and its price can go as high as $1000 per kilogram! The justification behind such a price is that saffron doesn’t grow all year round, but only during seven days in the autumn. Further, you need to collect around 30,000 flowers to collect a kilogram of saffron – all by hand!
Swallow Nest Soup
As the name suggests, swallow nest soup is made from the nests of swallow birds. Now what’s so special about a bird’s nest, you may ask? Well, these birds make their nests using saliva, making it quite a big thing in Chinese cuisine. Add to that the fact about collecting such nests is a matter of life and death – quite literally! These nests are found at steep cliffs, which explains why these are priced at $3000 per kilogram.
You may be thinking to yourself – what can possibly be so special about these truffles that make them so expensive? Well, white truffles can only grow in a handful of specific conditions and add to that the fact that collecting, processing and preserving them requires another level of effort. In Europe, you can get a kilogram of white truffles for $2100!
Ayam Cemani Black Chicken
Bred only in the Asian country of Indonesia, the Ayam Cemani Black Chicken is not exported to other parts of the world solely due to the fear that it might spread the harmful bird flu. Now, these species of chicken are so rarely found that a kilogram of these could cost anywhere around $200 for a kilogram in Indonesia. Outside nation, however, the price might run into a few thousand dollars, at least!
White Pearl Albino Caviar
White Pearl Albino Caviar claims the 9th spot on this list of most expensive foods. A kilogram of this caviar easily costs a whopping $9100. The albino sturgeon is a big fish found in the Caspian Sea. The high cost of this caviar is due to the fact that eggs from this fish are very rare and quite difficult to collect – only when they are around 100 years old! Imagine that.
Dry-Cured Iberian Ham
If you’ve come across Jamón Ibérico, which is a Spanish dish, you’re looking at the costliest ham in the entire world! These hams are made from Iberian pigs, who are fed acorns only. The price of one kilogram of this dry-cured Jamón Ibérico can cost your pockets around $400!
You might have already heard of moose cheese, which is the world’s most expensive cheese. It is made in just one place on the entire planet – the Moose House Farm, located in Sweden. The cheese is made from moose milk and feels quite like feta cheese. A kilogram of this amazing cheese costs around $1100!
Banana?! Yes, that was exactly our reaction when we heard that banana is part of this list! Before you make any more guesses, let me tell you that it is not the ordinary banana we’re talking about. We’re talking about the unique masterpieces the artist called Stephan Brusche has created of this amazing fruit.