Expensive donuts . . . meh

I see some folks are getting excited about the launch of a $100 gold-leaf-covered donut in New York.

Quite apart from the ridiculousness of paying that much for any deep-fried dough concoction, it was far surpassed price-wise back in 2014 by this monstrosity.

According to Buzzfeed:

It looks like a gilded lotus flower crossed with a spaceship – but it’s actually a Krispy Kreme doughnut worth £1,000 [currently about US $1,450] … The doughnut’s ingredients include a Dom Pérignon vintage 2002 champagne jelly, and a raspberry and Chateau d’Yquem crème. It was gilded with edible 24-carat gold leaf, and the white chocolate lotus flower was dusted with 23-carat gold dust and edible diamonds.

There’s more at the link.

Looks like London has outdone New York so far!  What’s next, NY?  Your move!



  1. "edible diamonds"

    Around here, we call that "Sugar".

    If they are talking about real diamonds, then anything you grind up fine enough becomes "edible".

  2. Edible diamonds my foot. You shouldn't ingest something you can use to sharpen a knife blade for the same reason you shouldn't inhale silica dust. It'll abrade your innards the same way it does the knife blade.

    1. My thoughts exactly. Though I wonder if soft tissue might…no, it's just a bad idea. Ouch. I would *not* want to have that monstrosity in *my* digestive tract!

  3. The market must be getting ready to crash again. A gold encrusted doughnut is a typical type of indicator, it is an outlandish, ridiculously expensive, useless indulgence. Not against free markets mind you, just a sign, 'tis all.

  4. What does gold taste like? It's a very good electrical conductor. So what happens if you get some of that gold leaf between your teeth? Won't you get an "electric shock" just like when you accidentally chew on a piece of aluminum foil?

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