If you are one of those few fortunate enough to have these, be sure to cherish the moment, as it may well end up being a genuinely once-in-a-lifetime experience.
these edibles are simply some of those things that only a select few will ever get to taste.
Food, essential to sustaining us as humans, is always a top priority in any budget. However, while most of us wouldn’t necessarily include one of the world’s three most expensive foods in our monthly budget, you might be able to avoid shock and embarrassment if you know what not to accidentally pop into your grocery basket without checking on the price first. So here are the top three:
- Yubari King Melons
In third place, and originating from Japan, are Yubari King Melons, a hybrid of two sought-after varieties of cantaloupes, Earl’s Favourite and Burpee’s “Spicy” Cantaloupe. Sold in pairs weighing around 1.3 kilograms, a set of these melons would cost you a whopping £ 21 500. One of the most exceptional characteristics of these melons is the complex balance of flavours that are both perfectly juicy and perfectly sweet. Part of the reason for its high price is of course the fact that in Japan, fruits such as these are considered a luxury integral to the country’s gift-giving culture.
- Ruby Roman Grapes
And it is this very Japanese gift-giving culture that has played its part in elevating into second place another fruit, grapes. Yes, you heard that right: grapes! Ruby Roman Grapes, to be precise. A bunch of 24 Ruby Roman Grapes sells for as much as £8 800. Developed exclusively in Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture, these grapes are lauded for their juiciness, high sugar content and low acidity. Every grape is examined with very strict standards to be worthy of the name Ruby Roman. This entails that each grape in the bunch must weigh at least 20 grams and have a sugar content of at least 18 percent.
- White Gold Caviar
But the most expensive food you could consume is White Gold Caviar. It comes from the almost-extinct Siberian Albino Sturgeon, an extremely rare type of sturgeon. You could actually buy a Porsche 911 or a Tesla Model S for less than the cost of one tiny tin of White Gold Caviar, produced exclusively by Walter Gruell and his son Patrick on their Salzburg fish farm in Austria. Once harvested, the fish eggs are dehydrated and sprinkled with 22-karat edible gold leaf, and then sold at around £80 000 per kilogram.
At the end of the day these edibles are simply some of those things that only a select few will ever get to taste. If you are one of those few fortunate enough to ever do so, be sure to savour and cherish the moment, as it may well end up being a genuinely once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Paul Russell is co-founder of Luxury Academy London, a multi-national training company with offices in London, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam. Luxury Academy London specialise exclusively in the luxury industry and deliver training in leadership, communication and business etiquette training for companies and private clients across the globe.
Prior to founding Luxury Academy London, Paul worked in senior leadership roles within luxury hospitality. A dynamic trainer and seminar leader, Paul has designed and taught courses, workshops and seminars worldwide on a wide variety of soft skills.