However much of a food lover you may consider yourself to be, there are probably some culinary treats which are beyond even your budget – unless you happen to be super-rich.
And it’s those foods which come under scrutiny in Channel 4’s new two-part series The World’s Most Expensive Food – which takes a look at the eating habits of billionaires, and the people whose job it is to keep them supplied in caviar and pre-digested weasel coffee (yes, that is a thing).
Everything from Beluga caviar worth £24,000 to airline meals worth up to £1,000 is featured in the series – but if those aren’t to your taste, here are some other seriously pricey food items you might like to consider trying.
For starters, might sir or Madam like to consider:
Beluga Caviar. Eddy and Patsy from Ab Fab might love the stuff, but a large tin of it will most likely set you back around £24,000. Still, we’re guessing it’ll last you a while…
Wagyu beef. It’s pricey to be sure – you’d be looking at almost £200 for a pound’s worth – unless you fancy trying Aldi’s Wagyu burgers which cost a lot, er, less. And why’s it so special? Because it comes from cows given a special, grain-rich diet not to mention sake massages…
Civet coffee aka Kopi Luwak. A delicate beverage which has already passed through the system of the South Asian palm civet and can cost up to £325 a cup. Not your average latte then: