Outrageously Expensive Foods

A collection of dishes with price tags you probably can’t afford

The world's most expensive hot dog hails from Capitol Dawg in Sacramento, Calif.

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.