Would You Eat This $100 Donut?

You've heard of massive and expensive burgers, 'luxury' brands of chocolate, but are you ready to meet the latest addition to the list of absurdly expensive junk food?

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Golden Cristal Ube Donut - $100 worth of sinful, indulgent carbohydrates.

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So what makes it so expensive? Well, first off, the donut is topped with a sprinkling of 24-karat gold flakes and a generous spread of Cristal champagne, ranked one of the most expensive champagnes in the world. (You know, the stuff from the 90s hip-hop videos.)

And as the restaurant offering the treat - Brooklyn's Manila Social Club - is a Filipino fusion spot, the donut nods to the tradition with an ube mousse and champagne jelly filling. (If you don't know ube, it's a root similar to taro that is grated and used in many Filipino desserts!)

In fact, the restaurant's owners, Bjorn DelaCruz and Peter Kappa, were inspired to make the $100 donut after the success of their original taro flavored donut (pictured above), which was in such high demand that the only way customers could purchase them was to order them online two weeks in advance!

In an interview with NYC-based food blog First We Feast, DelaCruz ensures potential purchasers that his $100 donuts are the real deal:

"When you do order doughnuts from us - anywhere in the Tristate area and all the five boroughs, I will deliver them myself. I understand you're spending money on this. I want you to know it's not just my assistant making these. I take pride in this, and to me it's a piece of art."

"there has been enough interest that [they] will continue creating this doughnut throughout the year."

But now I want to know:

Which one of you foodies out there would actually #treatyoself to the Golden Cristal Ube Donut? Are you down for specialty foods, or are they just another marketing gimmick?

Let me know in the comments below, and for more products you didn't know existed, follow my SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY collection!

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