Put Your $6 Stella in this $500 Swarovski Crystal Chalice


Budding beer snobs are quick to write it off as the “Budweiser of Europe.” But sure, let’s go ahead and pony up $500 to make our Stella Artois slightly less high-end-piss-watery. In fact, we’re getting faint notes of pretentiousness with just a hint of this-is-why-you’re-broke.

Supposedly to harken back to the brand’s early days as a holiday-special beer, Stella Artois has partnered with Austrian luxury glass company Swarovski to create a limited-edition Stella Artois Crystal Chalice for the holiday season.


According to the press release, each glass is hand-blown and features a platinum rim around the bowl — excellent for laughing at your reflection when you realize you just dropped half a grand on a cup for a beer whose nickname in England is “wife beater.”

For that much, we’d expect this glass to be self-chilling and self-cleaning, but, of course, no such luck:

“As with all fine stemware, the Stella Artois Crystal Chalice should be hand-washed only.”



The Fancy-Shmancy Swarovski Stella Chalice: $500 @ Fancy


L.A. Cocktail Bar Unveils $500 Gold-Flaked Milkshake, For Peasants


For all its fancy cars and coveted zip codes, Los Angeles still has a lot to learn about the luxury dessert game. A new cocktail bar in Hollywood called the Powder Room is generating a lot of hype for selling a $500 milkshake made with edible gold and Belgian chocolate and featuring a takeaway Swarovski Crystal ring.


The “Grand Opulence” from Serendipity 3 in New York already doubles that price tag and comes with a crystal goblet. Connecticut’s Knipschildt Chocolatier’s “Frrrozen Haute Chocolate” ($25,000) is made with gold foil and truffle shavings. Don’t even get us started on Japan’s $5 M diamond chocolate cake.

So nice try, Powder Room. You’ve managed to create a decadent dessert for the peons. Call us when your milkshake brings Tony Stark to our yard, mmkay?

H/T Jezebel, The Richest