Thursday, August 13, 2015
11 of the world's most expensive foods
1 AYEM CEMINI CHICKEN Indonesian breed of chicken $2,500 a chicken 2 BLUEFIN TUNA Used in sushi and sashimi $3,500lb. 3 KAPI LUWAK COFFEE Most expensive coffee in the world. It is in the bowl movement of the Asian palmcivet. It's controversial due to cruel conditions the animals are kept in. 4 TO'AK CHOCOLATE 81% pure cocoa dark chocolate $260 oz. 5 PINEAPPLES Grown in a manure-heated pit in the U.K. It takes years to mature. $16,000 a pineapple 6 HOP SHOOTS Called the most expensive vegetable in the world. It resembles asparagus. It only comes once a year in the spring. $600lb. 7 LA BONNOTTE POTATOES Grown only on Noirmoutier- an island off the west coast of France. $300lb. 8 SAFFRON Comes from the stamens of a crocus, which requires high maintenance. Blooms for one week a year and produces only about three stamens. Must be picked by hand. $2,000 to 10,000lb. 9 WHITE TRUFFLE White truffles are from Italy They usually go for $300lb. The worlds largest truffle at 4lbs. was sold for $95,000. 10 YUBARI MELON They are considered a status symbol in Japan. They are often given as gifts. They are usually sold for $7,500 a melon. Nearly two years ago in Japan, a pair sold for $15,730. 11 JAPANESE WAGYO BEEF Considered the caviar of beef. If you can't afford this, the American counterpart is Kobe-style beef. It costs a function of the price Japan charges, which is $300 to 1,300lb.