Fine dining comes at a price. And apparently, that applies to candy, too. Enter the world’s most expensive jelly beans, complete with crystal storage jar, at $500 for 12 ounces.
The luxury treats, from Jelly Belly inventor David Klein, are wrapped in 24-karat gold and offer “a delicious sensory journey around the world, experiencing the world’s finest and most exotic spices, herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, and nuts specific to world cultures,” according to the press release.
The flavors of the bite-sized sweets have been influenced by some of the world's finest restaurants, including “food deconstruction masters such as Jose Andreas and Ferran Adria of El Bulli” in Spain, and will “enable one to create haute cuisine and exotic dishes using the taste elements of each jelly bean.”
Klein, who is no longer with Jelly Belly, created the new line, David’s Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans, together with Leaf Brands, LLC. They are making their debut at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, where they will be displayed under armed guard.
What do you think of the fancy candies, and tell us, have you ever splurged big on food?
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