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Expensive Taste: £21 Loaves of Bread, $99 Burgers, and $1000 Omelettes

Travel News — By Carlo Alcos on June 14, 2010 at 11:16 am

£21 loaf strictly for the upper crust; you need plenty of dough to afford it; probably the best thing since sliced bread; to say it is a loaf fit for a king is no exaggeration. I think the Daily Mail milked all the puns for this story, which is too bad since I do love a good pun. In fact, you could say puns are my bread and butter [Ed Note: UGH].

If you’re in Gloucestershire and have a couple dozen quid burning a hole in your pocket, you may want to try Britain’s most expensive loaf of bread. Perhaps this isn’t for the discerning budget traveler, but bread-lovers will want to check it out and see firsthand if it’s really worth the hefty price tag.

Tom Herbert’s of Hobbs House Bakery went on a mission to bake the perfect bread. His final result was the Shepherd’s Loaf, made of nothing more than locally grown organic spelt, Cornish sea salt, and water. It takes two days to make, weighs two kilos, and lasts up to two weeks. The sourdough mixture (flour and water) used to make the bread rise is taken from a tank that has been fermenting for 55 years. “We feed it every day with flour and water to replace the sourdough that we take out,”says Tom.

If you can’t make it there in person, they offer delivery all around the nation if you shop online.

If you think that’s expensive, I found this article from TLC Cooking that lists 11 of the world’s most expensive foods. Here are a few of them:

  1. Double Truffle Hamburger at DB Bistro Moderne in Manhattan: $99
  2. Club sandwich at the Cliveden House Hotel near London: $197
  3. Omelette in New York’s Le Parker Meridien Hotel: $1000
  4. Boxed chocolates by Knipschildt Chocolatier of Connecticut: $2600 per pound
  5. Caviar from an Iranian beluga called Almas: $48,750 for 3.9 pounds

Think I’ll stick with the $2.00 slice of pizza down the block.

[Image: Randy Son Of Robert / Flickr]

Tags: bad puns, bread, budget, fun with puns, Hobbs House Bakery, luxury, punny good times, really awesome featured photos, sourdough, UK

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