Stop rubbing your eyes, you read that correctly. Gold, 250 milligrams to be exact, is the key ingredient in the world’s most expensive bread (via Daily Mail). Although we’re still not sure that we’d jump to eat the precious metal, it certainly makes the outrageous cost of the perishable slightly more understandable.
Interestingly, there are actually a number of variations of this bread. The least expensive version of this most expensive of loaves of bread is a simple, high-quality sourdough with gold dust mixed in. This is the one that costs $120 per loaf. Yes, that’s right, if you spend approximately $115 more than actually needed, you can have the fine pleasure of telling your friends that even your sliced bread is rich. However, for some people, even that is not quite elegant enough. The variation that can quickly run a tab up to $2,000 is a little more complex.
According to the Madrid Metropolitan, the characteristics of this bread are the three different formats of gold and silver: dust, flakes, and leaf on the exterior to provide a 3D appearance. The interior malt creates a decorative design that looks more like fancy wallpaper than bread. Combined with the high-quality flour, this 100% handmade bread is a luxury few of us will ever get to experience.
But perhaps that is the point. Far from being a snob, Moreno has used his business savvy to create a desirable bread that appeals to the wealthiest among us who just so happen to be vacationing on the coast of Spain. Considering Pan Pina is still in business, we’d say it’s a strategy that is working well.