Top 10 Luxury Foods and Drinks

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The Top Ten

1 White Truffle White Truffle Truffles are the most expensive food item in the world. They come from the underground ascomycetes family or tubers. The white truffles are the most expensive, particularly the Italian White Alba which was once sold for more than $160,000 for 1.51 kilograms. Truffles are expensive because their cultivation ...read more.
2 Ass Cheese Ass Cheese

This is smoked donkey cheese. The title may not sound all that appetizing but it's known as one the most delicious cheeses in the world and its makers charge accordingly - $700 per pound.


Do not let its name deceive you because this cheese is meant for the elites. Ass cheese is made from the milk of Balkan asses in Serbia (Europe). In order to churn out 1 kg of this cheese, makers use at least 25 L of donkey milk. Ass cheese is characterized as having a nutty and sweet taste with a pang of saltiness. - Metal_Treasure

3 Beluga Caviar Beluga Caviar Beluga Caviar is one of the most expensive food items in the world and costs up to $5,000 per kilogram. Caviar is fish roe (eggs) and this particular brand comes from the Beluga Sturgeon, found mostly in the Caspian sea. It is usually served alone or as toppings to toasts.
4 Saffron Saffron This is the most expensive spice in the world - it costs at least $2,000 per pound and that depends on the season. This spice is derived from the three stigmas of the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". The reason for its exorbitant price is that the stigmas have to be ...read more.
5 Foie Gras Foie Gras Foie gras, French for "fat liver", is a luxury food product made of the liver of a duck or goose. It's probably the second luxury food in the western cuisine (next to caviar).
6 Yubari King Melon Yubari King Melon

The price of these unique melons is almost $23,000 ea. Known for their sweetness and large size. They are not easily available and are sold at auctions. - Metal_Treasure

7 Matsutake Matsutake Matsutake is the common name for a group of mushrooms in Japan that are also found in Asia and Europe. Matsutake Mushrooms can go up to $2000 per kilogram, start from $1000. It's the most expensive mushroom in the world because it's very delicious.
8 Fugu Fugu Fugu is the Japanese word for pufferfish and is also a Japanese dish prepared from the meat of pufferfish. Pufferfish are deadly and if the fish is prepared incorrectly it can lead to death (in fact there are numerous deaths reported in Japan each year from the consumption of this delicacy). One pinhead ...read more.
9 French Cognac French Cognac
10 Bird’s Nest Bird’s Nest

Edible bird's nests are bird nests created by swiftlets using solidified saliva, which are harvested for human consumption. They are particularly prized in Chinese culture due to their rarity, and supposedly high nutritional value and exquisite flavor. These nests are mostly used in soups but also in other dishes. Price - about $2,500 (US) per kilogram in Asia. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Russian Caviar Russian Caviar
12 Belgian Chocolate Belgian Chocolate

I love Belgian Chocolate, I ate the same chocolate as on the picture yesterdag and they are so tasty. They are not very expensive here in Belgium.

13 Romanee-Conti Grand Cru Romanee-Conti Grand Cru

This is the most consistently high-priced and valued wine in the world. One bottle of the 1990 vintage sold for $10,953 in 2011. That’s $2,738 per glass!
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, often abbreviated to DRC, is an estate in Burgundy, France that produces white and red wine. It is widely considered among the world's greatest wine producers. - Metal_Treasure

14 French Wine French Wine
15 Norwegian Salmon Norwegian Salmon
16 Kobe Beef Kobe Beef Kobe Beef comes from Japan and is so tender and fatty that rivals foie gras in texture. The cow is fed on beer and grain (Japanese breed of black cow). Kobe Beef can cost up to $300 per pound.
17 Jamon Iberico de bellota Jamon Iberico de bellota

It is Spanish for “Iberian Acorn-fed Ham” and is sold for about $96 per pound! What makes this meat special is that the black Iberian pigs were fed nothing but acorns and the meat retains its earthiness. The hams, or hind legs, are salted for 2 weeks before being cured for another 3 years! Customarily, it is served by cutting narrow pieces of meat more thinly than bacon. - Metal_Treasure

18 Black Watermelon Black Watermelon

Blackwater melons are rarely found in the whole world (they are mostly found in Japan). Weight - about 17 pounds, price - approx. $6,000 ea. - Metal_Treasure

19 Swiss Cheese Swiss Cheese
20 Lobster Lobster
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