by Sher D Fly on 26/11/07 at 11:38 am
So, what’s for supper? Well if it’s edible gold you are looking for, it usually comes in the form of ultra-thin flakes of 24-karat pure gold that is of course safe to eat.
Even though these gold flakes are tasteless, they are normally used as decorations that give an extra luxurious touch to culinary delights and dreamy beverages. Some people even believe that edible gold has a wide range of health benefits that offer the eater special powers to rejuvenate the human body and which contribute to longevity.
Come check out the latest in delicacies and be sure to enjoy your “golden” gastronomic experience.
1. The Grand Opulence Sundae
This is probably the world’s most expensive ice cream and has a price tag of $1,000 per serving, especially available at the Serendipity Restaurant in New York. The premium ice cream sundae is beautifully garnished with a generous amount of 24-karat edible golden flakes.
2. Pizza Royale 007
Perhaps you have read about the world’s most expensive pizza prepared by a Glasgow based restaurateur, Domenico Crolla. With a price tag of around £2,150, you’ll get a pizza with premium toppings including edible gold flakes. Viola!
3. Frozen Haute Chocolate
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, “Frozen Haute Chocolate” is the world’s most expensive dessert, available at Serendipity 3, New York city. At $25,000, this dessert is made up of exotic blends of cocoa, sprinkled with 5 grams of gold flakes and served in a goblet lined with a thin layer of an edible gold sheet.
4. Gold Liquor
It is believed that the gold flakes in liquor are meant to cut one’s throat in very tiny areas so that the alcohol may enter the bloodstream quicker for a faster effect. Although this may be an urban myth, nonetheless, there are several liquors in the market which contain gold. For instance, the “Gold Flakes Supreme” is an ultra premium vodka produced in France and marketed by the Shaw Ross Importers at about $60 per 750ml bottle.
“Goldschlager” is another alcohol beverage which contains edible gold flakes. This Swiss cinnamon schnapps costs around $25 per 750ml bottle. Perhaps you can also opt for “Danziger Goldwasser”, a Polish herbal liquor which also contains floating gold flakes, costing around $29 per bottle.
5. Seville Orange Marmalade
In 2006, to mark its 125th business anniversary, a UK fruit preserves manufacturer, F. Duerr & Son produced the world’s most expensive marmalade. The “Seville Orange Marmalade”, contains 24-karat gold flakes and comes in a crystal jar. It is maybe the most expensive marmalade spread for a piece of your toast.
6. DeLafee Chocolate and Lollipop
A Swiss company, DeLafee International has been developing luxurious gifts decorated with gold since 2004. DeLafee’s products include golden chocolates and golden lollipops. DeLafee’s gold chocolate is made of premium cocoa, wrapped in an edible 24-karat gold sheet. A small box containing 8 chocolate pralines costs about $100 per box. DeLafee’s lollies on the other hand are red heart-shaped sweets garnished with 24-karat edible gold flakes. Costing nearly $29 per piece, it makes a nice Valentine’s Day gift.
7. Gold Wine
Jayson Woodbridge, the owner of Napa based Hundred Acre came up with “GOLD” wines containing 24-karat gold flakes. GOLD comes in two 2005 vintages; one is made from California’s Napa Valley’s grapes and another is made from Australia’s Barossa Valley’s grapes. They are currently available in the US market for about $25 per bottle.
8. Golden Beaver Hot Sauce
The Golden Beaver Hot Sauce contains habanero pepper extract and of course, floating 24-karat gold flakes. It costs $49 per bottle.
9. Gold Sake
In Japanese culture, sake containing edible gold flakes is often consumed during the New Year’s eve for luck and prosperity. There are several types of sake brands in the market which contain gold flakes. The more familiar one in the market would be the “Kuromatsu Hakushika Gold Yamada Nishiki Sake”. This sake is made from premium Yamadanishiki rice and comes complete with floating gold flakes. It costs $30 per 720 ml bottle.
Cheers and Bon Appetit!