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Conscientious Depravity, Part II

NY Eatery Offers $25,000 Dessert
Associated Press

A New York eating is offering a $25,000 dessert bulging with top-grade cocoa, edible gold and shavings of a luxury truffle.

The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate was declared the most expensive dessert in the world by Guinness World Records.

The dessert is a frozen, slushy mix of cocoas from 14 countries, milk, and 5 grams of 24 carat gold topped with whipped cream and shavings from a La Madeleine au truffle.

It is served in a goblet with a band of gold decorated with 1 carat of diamonds and served with a solid gold spoon diners can take home.

There will be a $12,750 charge for sharing.

You can order it for take-out; the Halliburton Board of Directors did.

As a proud dessert glutton, I am appalled by this waste. If you forced me to spend $25,000 on a dessert, this would be my recipe.

I would start by going to Florence, Italy (first class if you insist). Skipping the mere Renaissance masterpieces, I would go to Gucci where I would buy the most elegant briefcase, a palace in leather. Then I would go Vivoli’s gelateria, my Mecca of ice cream. (It is my hope to be buried there, packed in chestnut gelato and displayed in a glass casket.) I would fill the Gucci briefcase with ice cream and then use it as a feedbag.

Yes, I would look like the world’s richest pig but I probably would be.


p.s. What’s worse: this could be a series on Reality TV.

  1. David in Tenn says:

    Good choice Eugene. Better that say thirty one thousand Moon Pies and pre-paid refigerated storage.

  2. JC Kreidel says:

    Bravo, Eugenio, bravo. Mangiare bene e godere tuo gelato!

  3. Catherine Ramen says:

    The restaurant in question is the renowned icecreamery Serendipity 3, on E. 60th Street in New York. (And Eugene, you really should make a pilgrimage there.) I actually ate there on Saturday and saw the $25K dessert on the menu but couldn’t tell if it was a joke or not. (If you look at their menus, you’d understand.)

    Anyway, the Frozen Hot Chocotate (cocoa and shaved ice) remains one of life’s great pleasures.

  4. Catherine, if you are paying….

    No, such extravagance is contrary to my bourgeois form of gluttony.

    For $25,000 I could buy 4000 gallons of Edy’s ice cream, and I probaby have.


  5. Catherine Ramen says:


    There’s no need to eat the insanely extravagant treat! I think it may well just be a publicity stunt–though a reporter from the Daily News *did* order that insanely expensive omelet a few years ago. (It was made with caviar and lobster. Oh, and gold.)

    But next time you are in NYC you should drop in on Serendipity for their more reasonable fare. They make a sundae called the “Can’t Say No Sundae”–peanut butter pie with chocolate graham cracker crust, and then a hot fudge sundae dumped on top of it. But I advise you to share it.

    Or maybe not, given who’s eating it. 😉

    (I’ll cop to having finished one by myself once…and today I am on Weight Watchers. Draw your own conclusions.)

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