Gold flake food among the luxuries that are a waste of money
- A Reddit the user asked “What is a luxury item that you would never buy, no matter how good you could afford it?” Posted over two months ago, the thread has garnered 325 votes and 725 comments.
- The answers ranged from designer luggage to cosmetic surgery to private jets – but the best answer was gold flake food.
- Gold flake food is a orient oneself in luxury catering, but is it worth the cost? Regular people on Reddit say no.
If you have an unlimited flow of money, you can consider enhancing your meals by sprinkling your food with gold. Or maybe not.
A Reddit the user asked, “What’s a luxury item that you would never buy, no matter how well you could afford it?” Posted over two months ago, the thread has garnered 325 votes and 725 comments. The answers ranged from designer luggage to cosmetic surgery to private jets – but the best answer was gold flake food.
User moonyow wrote: “Any food containing gold with the intention of ingesting it. Just…why?”
Gold flake food is growing orient oneself in luxury restaurants. Same Amazon sells a 150mg jar of edible gold for $35. But after its application to food in restaurants around the world, the cost skyrockets.
In May, FOOD INSIDER tried for $1,000 of gold coated chicken wings at The Ainsworth in New York. The restaurant has collaborated with celebrity Jonathan Cheban, also known as god of food on Instagram, to create the golden wings. INSIDER reported that gold adds no flavor — just glamor and price.
Another New York restaurant, Serendipity 3, holds several Guinness World Records for the most expensive gold flake food. The restaurant holds a record of most expensive sundae, a $1,000 three-ball delight topped with 23 carats of “edible gold leaf.” If you’re not in the mood for something sweet, you can get the golden grilled cheese for a cheaper price of $214. The restaurant has been fashionable for many years, once offering a hot chocolate with gold flakes for $25,000.
In June, Serendipity 3 was again recognized as having sold the most expensive milkshake at $100 a pop – which, of course, is topped with gold flakes and comes in a Swarovski crystal dish.
Gold flake food isn’t just an American trend.
A taco of Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico costs $25,000 and includes Kobe beef, Almas Beluga caviar and black truffle brie cheese served on a gold infused corn tortilla.
Such a taco is what the Reddit community described as a complete waste of money: “Let’s take a normal food and fill it with caviar, truffle oil and gold leaf until it’s unrecognizable. It will cost a small fortune and taste crap, but whatever, the vain rich will buy it anyway.” user writes last PingStand.
If you prefer sweet to savory, you can get the Manila Social Club golden flake donut for $100 or $1,000 for a dozen.
If you disagree with the regulars on Reddit, try golden food – just make sure you can put your money where your mouth is.