$25K Sundae Comes With Mice, Roaches

NYC closes upscale dessert shop for health violations
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2007 8:10 PM CST
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(Newser) – An upscale dessert shop on New York's Upper East Side that serves $25,000 ice cream sundaes has been shut down for egregious health-code violations, including a dysfunctional sewage system, mounds of mouse droppings, and a thriving cockroach population, CBS reports. The shop, Serendipity 3, introduced the extravagant sundae, which comes with a golden spoon, just last week.

The "Frrrozen Haute Chocolate" features 5 grams of infused edible 23-karat gold, a blend of 28 exotic cocoas, and a side of La Madeline au Truffle, which retails for $2,600 a pound. Unfortunately for those with golden sweet teeth who scarfed one or two down in the past week, the gilded goblet may have been filled with sweets and unsavories.