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    Default The 15,000 Dessert

    These sumptuous desserts are not just any desserts; they are world record-breaking desserts.
    The 630 Grand Opulence Sundae and the mind-boggling 15,730 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate are on offer at New York's famous Serendipity 3 restaurant and according to Guinness are the most expensive puddings in the world.
    Created by one of Serendipity's specialist chefs to order at your table, the Grand Opulence Sundae is available at 48 hours notice and the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate at a whopping two weeks.
    Each contains 24 carat edible Swiss gold and is lined with 23 carat edible gold leaf and maintains the restaurants fame for producing world renowned and expensive desserts.

    Record breaker: The 15,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate at Serendipity 3 restaurant in New York

    'We produced the Grand Opulence to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2005,' said Joe Calderone, 48, a spokesperson for Serendipity.
    'We wanted something to match out golden anniversary, so based our sundae around that precious metal.
    'Each one is made with three scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla ice cream, which we infuse with Madagascar vanilla pods.
    'The sundae is held within a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet and lined with 23 carat edible gold leaf.
    'We drizzle in the world's rarest and expensive chocolate Amedei Porceleana, which is harvested from Venezuela and covered in chunks of Chuao chocolate.
    'We add candied fruits from Paris and the sundae is topped with Grand Passion Caviar, which is salt free American caviar infused with passion fruit, orange and Armagnac.

    It better be good: Sara Bergman 21, tucks into the 15,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate at Serendipity 3. Right, the 650 Grand Opulence Sundae, which included edible gold flakes

    'The dessert is eaten with an 18 carat golden spoon and topped with a specially designed sugar flower.'

    Needing two days notice to order some of the ingredients such as the candied fruit from France, Serendipity says that since its unveiling in 2005 they have sold 200 Grand Opulence Sundaes.
    'It is something that boyfriends show off to the girlfriends with and even though it looks calorific, at Serendipity, we never count the calories,' said Joe.
    Tasting the sundae can be an incredible experience for some.
    'Oh my god, we are eating a $1,000 dessert?' said Bridget Jacobs, a customer from Alabama as she tucked into the Grand Opulence.
    'This is to die for. It is incredible.'
    However, Serendipity and their owner Stephen Bruce have another altogether stratospheric dessert on offer at their small midtown restaurant.
    The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is officially recognised by Guinness as the world's most expensive dessert and is grand in every way.
    'We take a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet for the Haute Chocolate, but in this case there is a 18 carat gold and white diamond bracelet attached to the neck ,' said Joe.
    'Like the Opulence, the goblet is laced with 23 carat edible gold and we add our famous Serendipity frozen hot chocolate mix that contains 14 rare and secret cocoas.
    'In addition to that we add 14 of the world rarest and most expensive cocoas that come from Africa and South America.

    The Grand Opulence Sundae is available at 48 hours notice and the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate two weeks

    Master at work: Head chef Joe Calderone, 48, pictured at Serendipity, where he has created two of the world's priciest puds

    'We then add milk to the mix, add ice cubes and place the 28 different cocoas in the blender for 30 seconds.
    'We then add whipped cream and shavings from the world's most expensive truffle, the La Madeline au Truffle, which costs 1,573 ($2,500) a pound.
    'On top of that goes five grams of 24 carat edible gold and the dessert is served with a 8,800 ($14,000) jewel encrusted spoon, that the customer can take home along with their diamond encrusted bracelet.'
    To produce one of these puddings would require two weeks notice to Serendipity and is probably one of the reasons why it has never actually been sold.
    'All profits from this dessert would go to children's charities in New York, so we are definitely looking for someone to come in, be generous and to enjoy the Haute Chocolate,' said Joe.
    Having recently produced the world's most expensive hot dog that sells for 45, Serendipity is still producing record-breaking meals.
    'We have welcomed in Cher, each former member of the Beatles and Tom Cruise during our 55 years,' said owner Stephen Bruce.
    'We love accumulating Guinness records here and we love chocolate.'

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    Is gold still that expensive anyway?
    Go Habs Go!!

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    Just give me a scoop of Ben and Jerry's and I'm fine.
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    What a stupid waste of money.

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    And then you shit it out the next day. Vulgar waste of money.
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    I wouldn't want to actually eat gold - it doesn't seem like something that should be eaten, being a metal and all. At least the profits go to children's charities so you're kind of buying this for charity, not just the decadence of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlebay View Post
    Is gold still that expensive anyway?
    the price is still going up. 1 kilo of gold costs around 30.000. experts think the value is bound to crash though.

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    Some where a kid is going to bed hungry even though his single mom is working two jobs and still can't afford dinner for the kids every night.

    And some miles away, a jack ass is spending that on a dessert because they can.

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