Better keep this doughnut away from Homer Simpson! Krispy Kreme has allegedly created the world’s most expensive doughnut, valued at £1000 ($1,685), it is topped with edible 24 carat gold leaf, and filled with Dom Perignon 2002 vintage champagne jelly and raspberry and Chateau d’Yquem crème. To top it off, the doughnut is also decorated with a passion fruit glaze, gold-dusted Belgian white chocolate lotus flowers, blossoms, ivy and butterflies, and edible ‘diamonds’. It looks more like a piece of art than fancy junk food.
The doughnut was made, according to Metro UK, by the Selfridge Oxford Street store (a high-end British department store), and was given away as a prize.The makeup artist who won it said it looked “almost too pretty to eat.” The doughnut is placed atop a golden goblet filled with raspberry and passion fruit syrup, 500-year-old Courvoisier de L’Esprit Cognac and topped with 2002 Dom Perignon.
Unfortunately, the decadent doughnut isn’t for sale, but you can get miniature versions for £39.95 ($67.35) each at any of the Selfridge locations in London or Birmingham.
Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi