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Hit-Or-Miss

This Is What A $100 Donut Looks Like

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How much would you pay for a warm, freshly fried donut? If you’re in West Kelowna, Canada, you could shell out a few extra bucks and grab yourself a “Donutopia” from Dolicious Donuts.

The $100 donut is made with Bling H20 luxury water, at $39 a bottle. The breakfast pastry itself is covered in 24-carat gold flakes and sugar “diamonds.” The luxury donut is served in a carefully molded sugar bowl.

Apparently it takes about five hours to make one, and while it’s a hefty price, the donut is said to be pretty delicious.

The good news is that all the proceeds from Donutopia will go towards building a soup kitchen in West Kelowna. So it’s definitely an admirable cause.

Photo: Facebook

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Sweets

The Ultimate Birthday Present – a $900 cupcake?

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Earlier this year we wrote about a sundae that costs $1000. Now the bakery gods have gone berserk again, this time with a $900 cupcake.

The owner of Toronto’s Le Dolci bakery, Lisa Sanguedolce, was approached by a client who wanted an extravagant cupcake created for his wife’s birthday.
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So what exactly goes into a cupcake with a $900 price tag? Well there was a pastry cream filling, flavored with champagne that costs about $1,000 a bottle. Buttercream frosting, made with butter from Normandy, chocolate from luxury Italian chocolatiers, specialty coffee, French sea salt, organic cane sugar, and Tahitian vanilla beans. Obviously. Tiny champagne bubbles sprinkled over the cake were created using molecular gastronomy  and “diamonds” carved out of sugar were placed around the edge of the cupcake.  Fondant flowers  etched in edible gold and stylized gold strips crisscrossed the sides of the cupcake, complete with edible gold branches and leaves. And finally, because the previously mentioned items weren’t enough, there was a pipette of the Courvoisier cognac, to be drizzled on top before it was eaten.

The cupcake required the work of two pastry chefs, a cake designer, two days of labor and many hours of planning.

Whether the lady thought her husband was absolutely brilliant for doing this for her or absolutely furious for wasting all that money, no one knows.

H/T The Globe and Mail + PicThx The Province

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Packaged Food

Doritos’ Willy Wonka Stunt Hides Tickets to Win $1000 Solid Gold Chips

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Anyone with even passing knowledge of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory knows how the story ends. Still, if you’re willing to risk a strange, whimsical death for some mystery grand prize, well, read on, brave soul, read on.

Taking a page out of the Willy Wonka guide to branding (you know, before all the homicidal stuff and the chapter on Oompa Loompas), Doritos has hidden over 3,000 tickets redeemable for golden chips inside new test flavor bags of Doritos Jacked. About 3,100 of the chips are simply gold-plated and worth $31, but the two grand prizers are made from 24 karat solid gold and worth over $1000.

Considering all you have to do to win is find the specially marked “You Could Win a Gold-Plated Doritos Limited Edition Chip Replica” Doritos Jacked bags, score a winning ticket inside, and mail the ticket in for redemption, you’d figure it’s not too bad a deal. But we have a few questions:

Can we cash in the chips, or are we doomed just to endure a really expensive form of mockery whenever we get the munchies? Are the chips supposed to be Nacho or Cool Ranch? And if our dogs accidentally eat them, are they still worth a grand?

Picthx Doritos

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Sweets

Krispy Kreme Kreates World’s Most Expensive Donut with Dom Pérignon Jelly

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In today’s hyperbolic food news that no one will bother checking because 1) who really cares and 2) we probably have something more important to do anyway, Krispy Kreme unveiled a new champagne donut that it touts is the “most expensive” in the world.

Adorned by a gilded white chocolate lotus, festooned with edible diamonds, stuffed with Dom Pérignon champagne jelly, and sprinkled with 24 karat gold leaf, this is not what you eat out of a white cardboard box on your cheat day. This is what you break out at your high school reunion when everyone else is choking down soggy rice pilaf. This is what you show your father-in-law when he questions your ability to provide. This is what you share with your spouse on your wedding day (but not before sending a few cruel revenge selfless to your ex). Basically, if you’re able to buy and eat this thing, you really have nothing better to do than be a rich, sweet-toothed prick.

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Thankfully, Krispy Kreme UK created its $1685 dessert in part to raise money for The Children’s Trust, a charity for children with brain injury — which helps counteract all the excess. We’ll take a dozen.

H/T Maxim 

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Cravings

‘Zillion Dollar’ Grilled Cheese Comes with Foie Gras, 24K Gold Flaked Wisconsin Cheddar

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We can’t presume to know why the 1% do anything they do. Once the houses and boats and kids’ private preschools and spare Lambos have been paid off, maybe they really don’t have anything better to do with their money than shit gold.

It’d certainly explain this obnoxiously plush grilled cheese sandwich. New at the deca restaurant at The Ritz Carlton Chicago, the ‘Zillion Dollar’ Grilled Cheese actually just costs $100, which is kind of a steal when you consider what goes into the damn thing. Let’s count: thinly sliced Iberico ham made from free-roaming, acorn-eating Spanish pigs. Artisan sourdough bread. 40 year aged, 24K gold flaked Wisconsin cheddar. Hudson Valley foie gras, white truffle aioli, and a sunny-side-up duck egg.

Lest that price tag still make your blue blood a little thin, the ‘wich also comes with a side skillet of lobster macaroni and cheese. Available until the end of April for National Grilled Cheese Month.

H/T + Picthx Consumerist

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Packaged Food

Filet Mignon Jerky Coated in 23 Karat Gold and Chipotle Adobo

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When we heard that the guys of Three Jerks were working on making filet mignon beef jerky a real thing, two things crossed our mind. The first: It’s about damn time. The second: Yes. Please. And all of it. (The Third: That’s what she said.)

The idea behind their next-level jerky concept was to find the “highest quality, purest and most delicious jerky.” After an entire year of testing out a variety of different cuts, these self-proclaimed jerks and die-hard foodies decided that only highly-coveted bits of tenderloin would do.

“The result is an aristocrat amongst plebeians- choice meat and dazzling flavors that create incomparable beef jerky. To insist that our beef jerky is delectable would be putting it modestly. We apologize in advance for shocking your senses and rendering all other jerky unpalatable,” the dudes eloquently explain on Kickstarter.

Curious, we had them send over some samples to try.

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The Original

Alright. We gotta hand it to them. This stuff makes your standard gas-station jerky look like edible chew toys. It’s not only good but oh-so tender. The jerky is thicker than most and tears off easily, so you’re not playing tug-of-war with your teeth. The Original taste is more sweet than salty, with a pleasant hint of pepper. The fact that you’re eating dehydrated filet mignon is obvious in both texture and taste.

Chipotle Adobo

This is where it’s at. Maybe I’m biased to this flavor due to its distinct Filipino marinade (reminds me of mama’s cookin’), but this was definitely my favorite of the bunch. The sweet, vinegar taste of the Filipino marinade blended effortlessly with the smoky pepper flavor of the Chipotle glaze.

Behold: the stuff of daydreams.

Memphis BBQ

Nope. While the overload of cayenne was definitely the promised kick “in the back of the mouth,” I’ve decided that such a sensation isn’t pleasant in the least bit.

Midas Touch (below)

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Sadly, we didn’t get to try this one. Probably because it’s filet mignon coated in 23 Karat gold. We’re guessing it tastes like Rick James shouting, “I’m rich, b*tch!” while petting a really expensive Persian cat.

Check out Three Jerks Jerky and their Kickstarter campaign here.

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Cravings

23K Gold Bacon Is a Gorgeous, Delicious Waste of Money

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Bacon is an indulgence to anyone who isn’t Epic Meal Time. It’s delicious, but you can’t eat it every day or you’d die. So why not give the occasion of bacon-eating all the pomp and circumstance it deserves by dipping it in dark chocolate and sprinkling it with 23k edible gold flakes? It’s only right.

You want to eat bacon with breakfast? Pish-posh! This sh*t is worthy of a gala-affair.

Now if only we could make it with pot pigs.

23k Gold Bacon is now available for pre-order, $40 for one “pack,” $100 for 3 @ Baconery.

H/T + PicThx Incredible Things

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Products

24K Gold Lollipops

How do you make an already decadent food more decadent? You infuse it with edible 24k gold flakes and make it taste like champagne! This is seriously the most ostentatious lollipop I have ever seen. I’m pretty sure this is what Oprah gives out on her doorstep on Halloween. Well, that and iPod Shuffles.

($12 @ Firebox)