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What Goes Inside The World’s Most Expensive Desserts?

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

It’s an irrefutable truth of the Universe that desserts make everything better. It is also true that all desserts are equal in the eyes of God. Having said that, there are some desserts in the world that will make you question what is the meaning of your existence, mostly because they cost more than two-months of rent on your apartment and feature ingredients with prefixes like ‘rarest’ and ‘gold-infused’.

The dessert in question is the 2004 Guinness World Record holder for the ‘Most Expensive Dessert’, The Golden Opulence Sundae from Serendipity 3 in New York City.

The GOS is a $1000 dessert (that’s approximately INR 78,000 approx) and is made up of Tahitian vanilla ice cream, paired with Madagascar vanilla, and topped with the rarest and most expensive Italian chocolate, truffles, candied fruit flown from Paris, and passionfruit-infused caviar. The whole luxurious creation was then topped with a giant gold-coated sugar flower. The dessert is served in a $350 Baccarat crystal goblet and is supposed to be eaten with an 18-karat gold spoon because how else will you eat it? Needless to say, you can’t just walk into the restaurant and order the treat on a whim. You’d have to place the order for it 48-hours in advance. Someone needs to fly those candied fruits all the way across the Atlantic, you know?

In 2007, however, GOS was dethroned by another creation from Serendipity 3 as the Guinness World Record holder for the title. The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate became the most expensive dessert in the world as it costs $25,000 (INR 19 lakhs approx). Now you would think that the dessert/drink hybrid that costs wildly more than what most people make in a whole year would taste like Angel tears and whisper the secrets of time and Universe into your ear with every spoonful, and you wouldn’t be wildly off. While the dessert won’t solve the mysteries of the Universe for you, it will taste incredibly delicious and rich as it is made up of 28 different types of cocoa, including 14 of the world’s most expensive kind. It also contains five grams of 23-karat gold. The drink is served in an opulent goblet with a base that has an 18-karat gold bracelet studded with 1 Karat of white diamonds. It comes with a gold and diamond spoon that you can take along with you back home.

Which one of these rich and luxurious desserts would you want to indulge in?