Close-Up Of Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae In Glass. Photo: Eddy Zecchinon / EyeEm (Getty)
America has plenty of food obsessions, but in my opinion, there are two items at the top of the pyramid: bacon and ice cream. The question is whether you would pay $1,500 for the latter?
That’s the cost of the “Bear Extraordinaire,” an ice cream sundae you can buy at Baccarat Hotel in Manhattan.
— CNBC Make It (@CNBCMakeIt) July 11, 2018
Just to recap, here are the ingredients via CNBC:
- House-made vanilla ice cream using imported vanilla beans straight from Madagascar.
- A white chocolate shell with hand painted cocoa butter.
- 3 grams of black truffle crumble.
- Valrhona Gold cocoa nibs.
- A hibiscus champagne sauce with citrus meringue.
- ‘Delicate’ fondant butterflies which sit on angel hair sugar strands.
- Edible gold and silver leafing.
Anyone else have this reaction?
Thank you for backing us up, Twitter.
I will not pay this much for extra calories that I will have to work even harder to burn in the gym pic.twitter.com/huyQsGo5c8
— O_o frankie (@Pmkqueen) July 11, 2018
This is beyond ridiculous!
— SweetT (@Swim_Harder) July 11, 2018
— GeorgiaBoy (@GeorgiaBoy4Real) July 11, 2018
So, it’s the $1200.00 bear. Got it.
— Raymond D. Sweet (@rd_sweet) July 11, 2018
Raymond does get it. The biggest reason this sundae is more expensive is because it comes in a $1,200 clear Baccarat “Zoo Bear” porcelain-based, crystal bowl.
Sooo …who cares? I’m not eating anything I can envision Kylie Jenner splurging on.
Here are just a few things you could spend $1,500 on instead:
You see what we’re getting at here. For the money, $1,500 ice cream better include a flux capacitor and a free trip to 1955. I’m sticking with my local gooey-butter cake ice cream around the corner (costing just $7).
Josh Helmuth is a sports reporter in St. Louis who contributes to Mandatory.