A $25 Nutella donut is peanuts compared to a $1,000 Dom Perignon ice cream sundae, $2,000 gold leaf pizza.
Be prepared to fork over some dough for this designer donut.
The Donutella Versace, a $25 edible food fashion statement stuffed with Nutella and topped with gold leaf and 10 other sweet treats, was dreamt up by Australian chain Doughnut Time to celebrate World Chocolate Day Friday.
This one's for all you chocolate lovers out there! To celebrate World Chocolate Day on Friday we are releasing Donutella Versace, a mega doughnut weighing in at over ONE KILOGRAM and featuring TEN different kinds of chocolate! If you don't know the whereabouts of your fat pants, you better get searching ASAP because this is about to get reeeal. The link to pre-order is in our bio! #worldchocolateday
The massive mouthful is made of Hershey’s chocolate and cocoa, filled with hazelnut spread and layered with chocolate glaze, chocolate flakes, diced up Kit-Kat bars, Oreos, fudge brownies, sprinkles, chocolate chips and, to top it all off, an actual mini jar of Nutella inside. It weighs in at a hefty 2.2 lbs.
(To put life into perspective, a donut at Dunkin Donuts costs $0.99, and you can get six for $5.79. A fancier one from New York’s Doughnut Plant costs between $3.75 to $4.00.)
The Donutella Versace, playfully named for the Italian fashion designer and beloved dessert spread, is only available Down Under until July 13, but compared to some other extravagant eats around the country, it’s quite the bargain.
Here are some other over-the-top dishes people have actually splurged for:
Bagatelle’s $1,000 Ice Cream Sundae (1 Little West 12th St., New York, NY.)
You’ll need a Black Card, and an army to finish this boozy ice cream avalanche.
It comes with heaping scoops of vanilla ice cream and a Dom Perignon Brut Rose champagne sorbet (a bottle of the bubbly costs around $330). It’s topped with chocolate truffles, macarons, whipped cream, brownies and vodka-infused chocolate sauce.
But the cherry on top isn’t the glitzy gold leaf sprinkles. The posh menu item comes with a Carolina Bucci Lucky Bracelet in 18k gold to savor long after the excess ice cream melts.
The meatpacking club-staurant frequented by stars like Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Jay-Z, tells Moneyish it sells on average one a month.
The $2,000 pizza at Industry Kitchen (70 South St., New York, NY).
This Financial District pizzeria serves up a wood-fired, thin-crust pie topped with white Stilton cheese, foie gras, French truffles, Ostera caviar, and sheets of gold flake (which, for the record, are tasteless and all for show).
The result is a shimmering pizza that looks – and presumably tastes – as rich as the people who can afford one.
But you can’t order it on a whim – eaters must request the ostentatious meal two days in advance.
Fleur Burger, $5,000 at Fleur inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel (3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, even if you take a gamble on a $5,000 burger.
This feast features only the finest wagyu beef, foie gras and truffles piled high and served with a 1995 bottle of Chateau Petrus 5000, a fancy Bordeaux that costs around $2,643 per bottle.
The Crystal Macaron, $9,703 at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort (9703 Collins Ave., Florida).
This ubiquitous French pastry is being dubbed the world’s most expensive macaron and it’s not even from France.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort (9703 Collins Ave.) in Miami Beach has partnered with a French glassmaker and jeweler to create a dainty cookie with white tea, obligatory gold leaf and sugar crystals. It’s served inside an actual Lalique crystal box for eaters to keep.
But you’re really paying for the experience. There’s also an overnight stay at one of the hotel’s new four-bedroom Sky Palace Suites, which fits up to 10 guests with a complimentary butler.
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