Food is a necessity, but for the rich and famous it is also a way of flashing their cash. There are some food items and ingredients that so expensive that your jaw will be hanging open for hours on end. There are, in total, 15 food items that are very expensive and normal person like you and me will think twice before buying.
15 of the World’s Most Expensive Food Items include types of coffee, beef, bacon and even mushrooms. These luxury food items are only for those who have a whole lot of cash stashed somewhere and a lot more to spare at their dinner table. Here are 15 of the World’s Most Expensive Food Items in the world. Check them out!
- Macadamia Nut – $30-$40 per kilo
Macadamia Nuts are the most expensive nuts in the world. The reason they are so expensive because a Macadamia tree only produces nuts every seven to ten years. Plus, the tree requires some very particular conditions to grow, for example, it needs heavy rainfall and the soil needs to be extra fertile.
- Black Ivory Coffee – $70
Technically, coffee is not a food but it is one of those items that we rely on most. Our mornings are useless and very, very slow without a good cup of Joe in our system. They are made from Arabic beans that are fed to elephants, they digests them and excrete this disgustingly remarkable coffee.
- La Madeline au Truffle – $250
La Madeline au Truffle or the chocolate truffle is one of those 15 of the World’s Most Expensive Food Items that are well loved by everyone. This is because it is actually chocolate. The chocolate is surrounding an equally delicious truffle inside.
- Kobe Beef – $300 per pound
The Kobe Beef is procured from a very special type of black Tajima-ushi breed of Wagyu and the cattle is only raised in Japan. The cattle are only fed grain and beer, and the reason it is so expensive is that the meet is very fatty and very, very tender. Plus, these animals get daily massages!
- Kopi Luwak – $700 per kilo
Kopi Luwak is exported from Indonesia. This is yet another coffee that is fed to an animal, this time to Asian Palm Civet. This toddy cat eats the beans up, goes on its merry way and excretes the coffee beans. This sure sounds disgusting, but people who drink this coffee everyday say that it is the best coffee they ever tasted.
- Pule: $700 per pound
Pule is a type of cheese that is procured from the milk of donkeys. This cheese is made from Serbian donkeys. The reason it is so expensive is because these donkeys are rare, the female donkey is hand milked every single day. Plus, it has a special smoky flavor that is unmatched everywhere else.
- Mattake or Matsutake Mushrooms – $1,000
This is one of those 15 of the World’s Most Expensive Food Items that is eaten by a normal person once or may be twice a year. This mushroom is found in North America, Europe and Asia. They are hiding under fallen leaves, and the reason why they are so expensive is because they are very hard to find.
- Saffron: $2000 Per Pound
Saffron is one of the 15 of the World’s Most Expensive Food Items because it is the most expensive spice on the face of earth. Although, saffron is found all over the world, but it is very expensive because a Saffron flower makes about 0.45 kg of this spice. So it takes about a football field full of these flowers to make a good supply of saffron.
- Albarragena jamon Iberico de Bellota: $2,682
This is the only bacon product on our 15 of the World’s Most Expensive Food Items list. This ham is found only in London. The pigs are fed only roots and acorns; the meat is then cured for three years. Plus, when you get this ham, you get its special DNA certificate because, come one, you would need proof of such an expensive piece of meat.
- Wagyu Steak – $2800
The Wagyu Steak is the most expensive steak in the world and in our 15 of the World’s Most Expensive Food Items. The steak is taken from the Kobo cattle and the dishes that have this meat into it can cost you a couple of hundreds.
- Densuke Black Watermelon – $6,100
The Densuke Black Watermelon is one of the most expensive food items because it is harvested only in Hokkaido island of Japan. It is expensive because only a few dozen melons are harvested every year. It has the perfect level of sweetness and just the right amount of crispness to it.
- Yubari King Melons – $22,872
These are not your everyday grocery store melons. The King Melons are expensive because of their orange flesh, their sweetness and their proportion. This is one of those 15 of the World’s Most Expensive Food Items that are auctioned because they are so in demand from restaurateurs and food enthusiasts
- Almas Caviar – $25,000
This is one of the most predictable food items on our list. Caviar, in general, was already expensive, but this one in particular is very expensive because it is exported from Iran. They are very rare to find in any store, in fact, you can only find it in London. To add to its expensive streak, they are sold in a tin that is made of 24 karat gold.
- Italian White Alba Truffle – $160,406
On number two on our 15 of the World’s Most Expensive Food Items is the Italian White Alba Truffle. Truffles are already a very expensive food item and this one is so expensive because these beloved truffles are very hard to harvest. Plus, this item is so rare that it is only auctioned and never sold like your everyday, garden variety truffles.
- White Truffles: $330,000
The top most expensive food item on our 15 of the World’s Most Expensive Food Items list is the White Truffle. There is a subtle difference between White Alba Truffle and THE White Truffle. They are, too, very hard to harvest and only the most enthusiastic cultivators are spending their time and money on their harvest. Plus, the white truffles are only bought by some of the most expensive hotels, restaurants and casinos in the world.