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2/14/2006

I hope you rot in hell

This, via Boing Boing, is a "Grand Opulence" sundae that a restaurant in NYC sells - for a thousand dollars.


Made with "5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf, the sundae is drizzled with the world's most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, which is from cocoa beans harvested by the Caribbean Sea on Venezuela's coast. The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, an exclusive dessert caviar, made of salt-free American Golden caviar, known for its sparkling golden color. It's sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac. The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgence served with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel."
This has to be one of the most fucked-up things I've ever seen, an indictment of the human race. If I ever have occasion to see someone eating this thing, I swear to God I will pick up the nearest blunt object and bludgeon them to death with it.


...on a related note, I saw this in Slate:
An article [in New York Magazine] examines the rising prices of luxury goods and our increasing willingness to pay them. In response to the claim that paying $30,000 for a dress is "immoral," the author quips that "vibrant fashion exists outside of morality."

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