I see some folks are getting excited about the launch of a $100 gold-leaf-covered donut in New York.
Quite apart from the ridiculousness of paying that much for any deep-fried dough concoction, it was far surpassed price-wise back in 2014 by this monstrosity.
According to Buzzfeed:
It looks like a gilded lotus flower crossed with a spaceship - but it’s actually a Krispy Kreme doughnut worth £1,000 [currently about US $1,450] ... The doughnut’s ingredients include a Dom Pérignon vintage 2002 champagne jelly, and a raspberry and Chateau d’Yquem crème. It was gilded with edible 24-carat gold leaf, and the white chocolate lotus flower was dusted with 23-carat gold dust and edible diamonds.
There's more at the link.
Looks like London has outdone New York so far! What's next, NY? Your move!