5 Most Expensive Guinness Record-Setting Foods

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The value of various food items can be subjective and may vary based on where you live – and even more so, who’s cooking each item. A gourmet pasta dinner from your home kitchen comes with a cost of no more than $20 or so, but go out to a middle-range restaurant like Olive Garden and buy that same dinner for your family, and you’re probably going to pay closer to $70. Go upscale, and you could pay upward of $150 for a single Italian dinner for your family. For some people, that’s an entire week’s grocery bill.

Which meal tastes better, your home-cooked pasta dish that is tailored to your individual tastes or the upscale restaurant meal? Some of the most expensive foods are rare or exotic, some use higher-quality ingredients, and other expensive foods are prepared by well-known chefs.

Using the Guinness Book of World Records, coupled with other resources, we found some of the world’s most expensive foods. We wanted to know what makes these foods so expensive and, more importantly, how these expensive foods taste.

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1. Most Expensive Hamburger

Hamburgers are considered a safe menu choice for many restaurant goers. If someone can’t decide on a menu item, he or she may choose a hamburger because it’s familiar (like the picture above) and a hamburger is generally a hard dish to mess up. The most expensive hamburger, however, costs a shocking $5,000, and as of 2011, Juicys Outlaw Grill, based in Corvallis, Oregon, served the pricey American classic.

What’s so special about this burger? Well, for starters, it’s huge. It weighs 777 pounds and is made with locally grown produce. Juicys has overall good reviews, and the response to the burger was positive.

The FleurBurger 5000 also comes with a $5,000 price tag. Crafted by top chef Hubert Keller with Wagyu beef, foie grass, and truffles, this burger is the epitome of quality. Your burger also comes paired with a 1995 Petrus wine and two Ichendorf Brunello glasses that you can take home. The burger has mixed reviews: some love it, while others say it is not all it is cracked up to be.

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