6 Weird, Pricey Foods

How much would you pay for a nice bowl of bird spit?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2010 2:00 PM CDT
In this 2004 file photo, a civet cat climbs a coffee tree to eat ripe cherries at a farm in Indang, Cavite province in Philippines.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

(Newser) – You may have heard of kopi luwak, the coffee brewed from civet poop that sells for $30 a cup. In case you’d like some more bizarre, extravagant food to go along with that…interesting-sounding cup of coffee, The Frisky lists five ideas:

  • Bird Spit Soup: Made from the nests of Swiftlet birds, which use lots of saliva while building their homes. A bowl can cost up to $100.

  • Golden Opulence Sundae: New York restaurant Serendipity added truffles, edible gold, and something called “dessert caviar” to this $1,000 dessert.
  • The $1,000 Bagel: Available at the New York Westin Hotel, this breakfast pastry includes white truffle cream cheese and gold leaf jelly.
For the complete list—including a fruitcake someone actually paid $1.6 million for—click here.

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