Outrageously Expensive Foods
Food and excess go hand in hand. When it comes to luxury, food enthusiasts with an expendable budget have a tendency to indulge in the finest ingredients and meals that money can buy, and the food industry is always coming up with new and intriguing ways to push the envelope.
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Perhaps you’ve always wondered how expensive the world’s priciest hot dog is — the answer is $145.99, as of May 2012, thanks to Capitol Dawg in Sacramento, Calif. The Guinness World Record-breaking dog, called the California Capitol City Dawg, is a three-quarter-pound, 18-inch, all-beef premium frank made in Chicago that's topped with ultra-expensive moose cheese from Sweden, white truffle butter (spread and grilled) on a specially prepared focaccia roll, whole-grain mustard from France, and all-natural bacon from New Hampshire steeped in maple syrup.
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Or maybe a bank-breaking ice pop is more up your alley. Then head over to the Marquis Los Cabos Luxury Resort in Baja California Sur, Mexico. This $1,000 ice pop is made with Tequilas Premium Clase Azul Ultra (which sells for $1,500 a bottle), edible 24-carat gold flakes, and sugar to sweeten the tequila.
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Scroll through this collection to discover more outrageously expensive dishes, and leave a comment below if you know of a bank-breaking specialty that should be added to the list.