Caviar is globally known as a food of luxury, as world-wide different variations of it can cost the average person’s retirement fund.
In fact, the world-record holding most expensive food in the entire world is the nearly $16,000 a pound ‘Almas’ caviar, the eggs of Iranian beluga sturgeon, which are words that apparently mean something to someone somewhere.
This new attempt to produce outstandingly expensive caviar could potentially usurp the Almas’ title as most expensive caviar. It’s been named “Strottarga Bianco” and similarly to the Almas comes from a rare albino sturgeon. What sets this apart is after the beginning stages of preparing the caviar, 22 carat gold leaf is sprinkled and mixed in to create “white gold” caviar and to contribute to the incomprehensible price.
The people behind this are Walter and Patrick Grull, fish farmers from Salzburg, Austria. Luckily, the duo offers a more affordable option of white caviar for us simple folk that doesn’t include the mixed in gold. This poor man’s option is about $13,000 per pound.