Kinda pricey, ya think?

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  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    A $1000 Brownie
    By Don Polec

    A "grand" dessert to finish off an exotic meal.
    The world's most expensive confection is now being offered at Brulee in Atlantic City's tropicana quarter.

    The very rich chocolate hazelnut brownie is topped off with genuine gold dust, and served with a $275 shot of rare vintage port wine that is sprayed onto your tongue with a misting atomizer after you take each bite. You get to keep the fine french crystal atomizer too. (a 750 dollar value!) and any crumbs from the brownie you left on your plate.

    $1000 brownie also goes down well with a rare $900 glass of wooly mammoth milk.

    Brûlée: The Dessert Experience is located in The Quarter at The Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2801 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City. To learn more about Brûlée: The Dessert Experience and the $1000 Dessert, call 609.344.4900 or visit www.bruleedesserts.com.

    Man, I seriously can't wait to fly back to Atlantic City to check out a brownie the price of a Macbook... count me .... out!!! :rolleyes:
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Well, in all fairness, with the $750 atomizer, it's only a $250 brownie. And the gold dust is probably worth at least $5. So... $245 isn't so bad, right? I mean, you do get wine with it.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    Had two of them last week...definately worth it
     
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    I guess, if I were in the market for a $750 crystal atomizer, I'd write it off as a good deal? :eek:
     
  5. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    If I or whomever I was with had that kind of disposable income, sure why not. I'd just be worried I'd sneeze. :eek:
     
  6. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hello, where did you get your avatar? :cool:
     
  7. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    *blink* Er... haha I've had this 'tar for well over a year now. Um, not sure. Maybe EmilyStrange.com? Sometimes I just 'make' Emily 'tars from larger existing images. :eek:
     
  8. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Really, I saw that avatar on another forum and she called herself "Emily Rose".
     
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    $900 Wooly Mammoth milk? Geez, the things been extinct for over 100 years, how do they have any milk left?

    Furthermore, I think 100 year old milk would've spoiled by now. :p :D
     
  11. phungy macrumors 68020

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    lawlz at teh wooly mammoth milk

    $1900? I'll take a MBP please!
     
  12. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Oh really, you don't want your MBP as a slurpie do you?
     
  13. redmeister macrumors 6502

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    where in the world do they come up with these things?
     
  14. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, you missed the port. It doesn't add up. Atomizer for $750 and shot of rare vintage port for $275 means they're paying the "rich bastard with more money than sense" $25 to eat the brownie.
     
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    Maybe they cheated and milked a plain old elephant.
     
  16. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Do elephants have milk?
     
  17. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I didn't realize it was safe to ingest gold dust.
     
  18. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    From the Elephant article on Wikipedia:

    A newborn calf suckles for only a few minutes at a time but will suckle many times per day, consuming up to 11 litres (3 gallons) of milk in a single day.

    So yes, Elephants have milk. Likely they cheated? possibly.

    I just don't see how wooly mammoth milk is consumable... or how they have any left.
     
  19. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    I'm fairly sure it isn't... at least not large amounts of it.

    Isn't there a House episode where it turns out the guy has heavy metal poisoning because his wife has been sprinkling gold dust on his food each meal?
     
  20. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I've has lollies with 24 karat gold flake in and I have a Kiwi liqueur with gold flake in too.

    Too much may be bad, but how much would too much cost?
     
  21. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    House is a made up show about made up disease, sometimes they are true to life, but mostly, its TV. Good TV, but TV first and foremost. At least on ER, only amazing things happen, not amazing diseases.

    anyway....someone sells it

    link
    goldschlager.jpg
    Anyone?


    And gold leaf costs absolutely nothing. Gold can be stretched to almost a single atom thick and still retain its metallic qualities. Gold leaf might not be "cheap" but it is certainly thinner than anything you have ever seen and yes its real gold.

    Space Suits, that gold visor glow, is (a NASA guy came to my school in the early 90s, so this is not adjusted for inflation) $0.75 worth of gold to block the Suns rays. So, 75 cents worth.

    My point is, edible gold does not make this dish expensive at all.
     
  22. OllyW Moderator

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    I think they have been extinct for a little longer than 100 years ;)
     
  23. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Maybe it's because I don't have the disposable income to try the really high class foods (or that I refuse to use my income to do it), but I have yet to find a high-priced food that was really worth the price I paid. It may have been good--better than the mediocre places that most people frequent--but not so good to the point where I'd pay $100 for two bites of some dish. I guess I just don't have the palette for extremely fine foods. :eek:
     
  24. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So I guess that you prefer the Big Mac attack eh? :D
     
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