The idea of what exactly an expensive food varies greatly from person to person. People price food based on personal expectations most times in with each person having their rank of what a meal should really cost, in relation to pocket size or just plain intuition. Well regardless of how you perceive what an expensive meal is, this list would surely cut it for you.
Topping our list is one of, if not the most expensive cheeses in the world. The moose cheese a product of only solely the moose house farm located in Sweden, moose cheese which is white in color and bearing a somewhat resemblance to the feta cheese isn’t available in much quantity just like any expensive commodity. It comes in for €1,000 ($1,074) per kilogram, which is enough to indication for it to top our list.
White albino caviar.
Second, on the list is a food that truly defines the term limited-availability. The white albino caviar is such an interesting food due to it solely being available every 100 years. The food is basically eggs from the albino sturgeon, a very large fish that lives in the Caspian Sea. The eggs when produced are collected with each kilogram costing €8,500 ($9,100).
It’s quite baffling to consider that a truffle could cost so much consi9dring how common a commodity they are for whoever is interested, but in the case of white truffles, there’s an exemption. These special truffles can only be developed under certain specific conditions, and it just doesn’t end there, they are also collected by special means and preserved. This process returns an end product which has an exquisite aroma and taste all coming in at a hefty price tag of around €2,000 ($2,100) per kilogram.
Flowers have always been attributed to beauty and signify value, but the saffron brings a new meaning of value in this context. This flower is used as a seasoning and is so rare to have access to due to the flower only growing only seven days a year in autumn. If this doesn’t speak specialty, then I don’t know what does. This rare flower is processed by hand and collecting 1kg worth of it requires about 300,000 flowers and having a cost range of $500 to $1,000 per kilogram collected.
Swallows nest soup.
One of the most dangerous bests known to man are the swallows, especially due to where they site their nests. The nests of these birds are created from their saliva without the addition of any other materials and that’s not all, as these birds build their nests on sheer cliffs making accessibility as dangerous as ever to not only man but also wildlife as well. The Chinese specialize in preparing these delicacy pricing it at around $3,000 per kilogram, mainly due to the nests being present on cliffs where the risk of falling off is of a very high percentage.
Kopi Luwak Coffee.
Last on this list is the only which is produced in industrial quantities. The kopi Luwak Coffee is produced solely in three regions, Indonesia, Philippines, and southern India. Caffeine lover would have to cough out a sum between $250 to $1,200 to get their hands on a kilogram of this coffee. The Kopi Luwak Coffee is the most expensive coffee in the world not only due to its limited availability but also due to the specialized means by which it is produced. This delicacy is best-given justice to if it is experienced in person.