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You Can Now Get Bougie SPAM Musubis Wrapped In Edible Gold


Gold-topped desserts have been pretty popular this past year, with gold-covered ice cream, apples, and chocolate all going viral. One SF food truck is getting in on the golden food trend with their own take: A $100 Gold SPAM® Musubi.

Created by the 808 Poke Shack for SPAM Restaurant Month, this fancy SPAM musubi has flecks of gold on both the inside and outside. The sushi rice is mixed with honey, rice vinegar, and gold furikake flakes, joining a caramelized slab of SPAM that’s marinated in a miso teriyaki sauce for 24 hours.

The two are then wrapped together with both nori sheets and edible gold leaf to give the musubi a unique sheen.

This is a more pricey musubi than ones you can normally buy, as one of these gold-wrapped eats will set you back $100. But hey, when else can you say that you’ve eaten a golden SPAM® musubi?

808 Poke Truck will have the $100 musubi available for the entire month of August as part of SPAM® Restaurant Month, where several other unique SPAM®-centric items will be debuting at restaurants across the nation.


Created in partnership with SPAM®.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Will Top Your Wings With Gold During The Winter Olympics

Gold-dusted foods are usually only affordable to the bourgeois, but Buffalo Wild Wings is giving everyone an option to feel upper class this month with an offer of gold topped wings.

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Starting tomorrow, February 9th, guests can ask for some “bling” on their wings and get a generous golden topping sprinkled over the top. It comes at no extra charge, and can be applied to any flavor Buffalo’s got on the menu. The “gold” is the wing chain’s play at getting the crowds in to watch the Winter Olympics.

The sprinklings are actually just tasteless golden-colored sugar, so you’re not really getting the full ultra-rich treatment when you ask for the gold topped wings. However, you can still pretend like you’re all about that lavish life when you get the “gold dust,” and at the very least, it’ll add some flash to your Instagram feed.

This is Buffalo’s first big promo/limited-time offer after merging with Arby’s to former a new restaurant conglomerate. It’s definitely an intriguing one, but it would’ve been more dope, albeit less realistic, if there was actual edible gold on the wings.

You can ask for the golden topping on your wings through the entire Winter Olympics as long as you dine in.

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Here’s Where To Find This Secret Menu Golden Pizza

A day at the museum can make anybody pretty hungry. Just standing there for hours pondering the themes and messages artists are trying to convey through hundreds of mediums can leave our stomaches rumbling so loud, we’re sure to get shushed.

Ray’s and Stark Bar, located on the premises of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has a pretty extravagant secret: a gold pizza.

Relax, King Midas. This pizza isn’t made of solid gold and you’ll definitely enjoy it.

Created by executive chef Fernando Darin, the off-menu item features a few decadent variants to traditional pizza ingredients. A main component to it is Sottocenere – a truffled cheese from Italy, burrata, and edible gold flakes.

The idea behind the pizza, according to Chef Darin, was to take something simple and traditional and transform it into something chic and luxurious.

Reach Guinto, Foodbeast managing editor, got to try a few slices himself. Here’s what he thought of the gold pizza:

It was a kind of gooey and melty that was luxurious. I immediately knew my tongue was in the driver’s seat of a Rolls Royce with this special kind of cheese pizza.

Next time you’re visiting the LACMA, or you’re feeling peckish and in the area, perhaps you can indulge your inner royalty just a bit and give this secret menu pizza a shot.

 

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After 22 Years, Hershey’s Will Release A Brand New Candy Bar Flavor

You probably didn’t realize it before this, but Hershey’s doesn’t release new chocolate bar flavors too often, so when they do, it’s a pretty big deal.

Meet the new Hershey’s Gold Caramelized Creme, the first new flavor since Cookies ‘n Creme in 1995.

Hershey’s Gold will consist of peanuts, pretzels, and a caramelized creme, providing its rich, golden color. That means that not only will it have a buttery, sweet taste, but you’ll also get a bit of saltiness and crunch from the pretzels and peanuts.

With a Dec. 1, nationwide release, Hershey’s Gold will be available in stores in a standard 1.4-ounce bar, and a 2.5-ounce King-Size bar.

This is only Hershey’s fourth flavor, ever, as it got things rolling in 1900 with milk chocolate, introduced dark chocolate in 1939, waited 56 years to mix things up with its Cookies ‘n Creme, and now is trying to entice a younger audience with a shiny Gold flavor.

The combination of salty and sweet should be pleasing, and we know Hershey’s won’t release anything new unless they feel it’ll be absolutely good. I mean, this bar was 22 years in the making, and should be worth the wait.

This Dec 1st, diversify your taste portfolio. Creamy and crunchy; salty and sweet. #TasteTheGold

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5 Of The Most Expensive Foods In Dubai You’ve Never Seen

It’s pretty difficult nowadays to talk about anything wealth-related without somebody throwing Dubai’s hat into the ring. If general affluence is being discussed, Dubai will most assuredly end up as a point of conversation.

Still, that’s no excuse to be caught with your metaphorical peasant pants around your ankles. In order to keep you up to date with the affairs of the affluent, I’ve composed a list of the most expensive foods Dubai has to offer.

Instead of finding the five most overall expensive dishes, and with the help of the minds over at The Richest, I decided to focus on specific categories (most expensive pizza, sandwich, etc), since most of them are recognizable worldwide and aren’t region-specific.

Without further ado, here are DME (Dubai’s Most Expensive) Items:

1. DME Sandwich – $84

Surprisingly, the most expensive sandwich in Dubai has very few ingredients in it. It’s the quality of the ingredients themselves that make it insanely expensive. The sandwich’s insides consist of a little bit of salt, some butter, some thinly sliced black Perigord truffles and two slices of bread. That’s it.

A minimum wage employee in California would have to work about nine hours to afford this sandwich. Let that settle in your mind for a second.

2. DME Pizza – $204,200

Before this pizza was made, the previous defending world champion for most expensive pizza was a creation by Gordon Ramsey that he served in his restaurant, The Maze. His pizza sold for a little over $2,000, making it cost less than 1% of the current titleholder.

“Royal Pizza,” the name of the pizza created in the uber-elegant Dubai restaurant Pierchic, was originally intended as a one time pizza for, you guessed it, Dubai’s royal family. The ingredients include: white Italian truffles, black Perigord truffles, French foie gras, Mongra saffron from Kashmir, Beluga caviar soaked in Dom Perignon, Japanese matsutake mushrooms and two full ounces of gold leaves.

3. DME Cupcake – $1,007

Bloomsbury, a small boutique cafe in the Dubai Mall, celebrated it’s one year anniversary in 2012 by creating this Herculean cupcake. The gold-adorned cupcake, aptly named the “Golden Phoenix,” is made using 23-carat gold sheets, Ugandan vanilla beans, Italian chocolate, and gold-dipped strawberries.

Considering how demanding it is to make and the quality of the ingredients, it comes as no surprise that the noble bakery requires a 48-hour notice in order to build this cupcake of the Gods.

4. DME Ice Cream – $817

This ice cream sundae, called The Black Diamond, is just another opulent win on Dubai’s scoreboard. For $817, you get one scoop of Madagascan vanilla ice cream infused with a rare and expensive Iranian saffron and black Italian truffles.

Of course, this IS Dubai we’re talking about, so naturally the scoop comes with 23-carat gold sheet flakes sprouting from every which way in the scoop. On top of that, an ice cream scoop so decadent and gaudy could only be served in an equally fancy bowl, which is why the Black Diamond Sundae is served in a Versace bowl and spoon, both of which the customer is allowed to keep.

5. DME Cocktail – $7,438

At this point you must be thinking, “Yeah, yeah, just tell us how much edible gold is in this thing and move on.” Surprisingly, there’s none. Well, none inside the drink. The cocktail is made with Macallan 55 year old single malt, self-prepared bitters, homemade passion fruit sugar, then topped off with ice cubes made of water from the Macallan distillery in Scotland. The drink even comes with a stirrer made from one of the oak casks.

Served at the Skyview Bar of the Burj Al Arab hotel, the cocktail known as the “27.321” (due to the drink being served on the 27th floor and the building itself being 321 meters tall) comes served in an 18-carat gold glass that officially belongs to the customer once purchased.

 

 

Photo Credit: The Richest, Jean Wells Art, The National, World News Daily Report

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Pizza Hut Has A GOLD-Crusted Pizza And Here’s How To Get It [KATCHUP]

In this corner, still the current champion of weekly story compilations, weighing in at 6 awesome stories…ladies and gentlemen, I give to you…the Foodbeast Weekly Katchup!

You may have missed out on all the shenanigans we’ve gotten into this past week, but fear not, for now is your chance at redemption!

Check out the video above find out where to get Big Mac sauce, the most expensive picture of a potato we’ve ever seen, and…gold-encrusted pizza?! WTF?!

1. McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce For Sale

Well it’s about damn time, McDonald’s! The uber-popular fast food chain has finally started selling their Big Mac sauce by the bottle.

Unfortunately, this is a limited-time offer, and it’s only available in Australia. Still, I’m sure we can convince our friends down under to save a couple of bottles for us.

2. The Golden Donut

This $100 work of edible art is made by hand, then it’s topped with stuffed with purple ube mousse and Cristal jelly. Finally, it’s covered in enough gold to make Goldmember’s skin start spontaneously flaking.

And yes, that Cristal. The same one you would find in music videos being poured down supermodels’ throats by any number of 1998’s most popular rappers.

3. $1.5 Million Dollar Potato Photograph

I don’t know which is worse, the fact that somebody paid that much for a picture of a potato, or the fact that apparently I could have been selling sexy potato pictures for buttloads of cash this whole time.

With that in mind, there is something to be said about my overwhelming desire for fries and hash browns right now…

4. Crazy Kitty Coffee Art

Elena is just like you and me, only when she spills coffee on her paperwork, she puts out some insanely dope stuff.

Not only did she manage to capture the essence of each cat in her artwork, but she also painted them in such a surrealist way that, if you think about it, the photographs of the art are art themselves.

Go ahead let that sink in while I start splashing Dr. Pepper on construction paper until one of the stains makes a German shepherd.

5. The Chicken Nugget Heist of 2016

Surely we’ve all dreamed of that one moment in a parallel universe where we stand up at our desks, throw shit at our obnoxious coworkers, then leave a big pile of steaming shit on our boss’s desk. No? Just me? Oh.

Well, one lucky guy got to live out the dream of his parallel universe. On his way out on his last day working for Burger King, John Correa made sure to leave a lasting impression by stealing all of the branch’s chicken nuggets. One thing we know for sure he didn’t leave…is hungry.

6. The Golden Pizza

Pizza Hut is in the news again, only this time it’s for something other than their drug-dealing employees.

Exactly 50 gold-encrusted pizzas will be sent out on Super Bowl Sunday to 50 lucky customers. *The catch, though, is that you have to order one of Pizza Hut’s Golden Garlic Knots Pizzas.

*Note: You will not receive an Oompa Loompa-guided tour of the Pizza Hut factory if you win, despite what you may have heard about a marinara river that runs through the factory.

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Filipino Chef Unleashes $100 24-Karat Gold Donut on the World

A New York chef is selling golden donuts for $100 apiece.

Björn Delacruz sells the 24-karat gold-leafed donuts at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Manila Social Club restaurant, where he is executive chef, reports Forbes.

Delacruz’s $100 donuts gained a degree of internet infamy after uploading a picture of his creation to Instagram and then through a First We Feast profile.

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The donuts, which can bought for $1,000 per dozen, are made by hand. Delacruz uses pâte à choux, a typical pastry dough, made from purple ube flour. Purple ube is purple yam from the Philippines, where he was born.

After he fries the doughnuts, he fills them with purple ube mousse and Cristal jelly. He then glazes the doughnuts and covers them in gold leaf.

“The reason I chose Cristal over another type of champagne is because Cristal has really great honey notes which goes great with ube (purple yam),” he told First We Feast. “For me, it’s shiny and it’s golden, but it comes together to create a really great doughnut, as crazy as that sounds. There was a time when I was eating this doughnut while drinking Cristal, and I was like, ‘Oh, this is a great combo!’”

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All of the ingredients come together to create a golden, flaky doughnut with a creamy, purple filling.

Delacruz says he made 20 deliveries of golden doughnuts last Friday to mostly customers purchasing a single doughnut each, with some ordering a full dozen. He says most people who buy his doughnuts want them for a special occasion, like birthdays and proposals.

“People like to celebrate their loved ones in an extreme fashion. They want to do something bordering on ridiculous. They do something with complete passion,”Delacruz told Forbes. “This wasn’t meant to be a big money maker, it was meant to celebrate.”

Written by Editorial Staff, NextShark

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This Insanely Expensive Ice Cream Costs $817 A Scoop

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The hotter it gets, the less we think about how expensive ice cream is getting. Though, we’re pretty sure it’ll never get to the point where we’d buy ice cream at $817 a scoop. That’s just bananas.

Dubai’s Scoopi Cafe is known for offering what they call the world’s most expensive ice cream. The cafe’s “Black Diamond” dessert is made with a Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream. While that doesn’t sound too extravagant, the dessert is topped with Italian truffles and rare ambrosial Iranian saffron (about $100 an ounce). The Black Diamond is also topped with edible 23-karat gold flakes.

Since some rare chocolates and edible gold still doesn’t seem enough to justify such an expensive dish, the dessert comes with a Versace bowl and a matching spoon. Only two orders have been sold so far.

Photo: Scoopi Cafe