Unbelievably expensive food and drink is so en vogue right now; we’re in the age of the $2 million dinner, the $2,500 soufflé and the $75 cocktail. So really, it should come as no surprise that now there’s now a $2,000 doughnut.
Created by the Dum Dum Donutterie in London (they also have an outpost in Dubai), the “Luxury Zebra Cro” is actually less of a doughnut and more of a croissant-meets-doughnut situation, one that cannot be named “cronut” because that term has been trademarked by New York-based baker, Dominique Ansel.
According to the Huffington Post, the decadent dessert is made with saffron-infused butter croissant dough, Cristal rosé champagne caviar, gold leaf, Tahitian gold vanilla beans and rare Amedei Porcelana chocolate. It sells for £1,500, and there’s no word yet on the taste.
It was created to mark the launch of the Just Eat Food Fest, which is taking place in London from the 22nd – 24th July.
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Dum Dum Donutterie isn’t just restricted to one dessert hybrid, they also serve up “crones”, which are baked croissant dough ice cream cones. What a world we live in! [Huffington Post]