The World’s Most Expensive Potato Chips
Potato chips are delicious and incredibly addictive. The only saving grace is that potato chips are relatively cheap, so while eating an entire bag in one sitting might make you reconsider your lifestyle choices, you won’t worry too much about the $2.50 it cost you.
But luxury potato chips with a premium price? That spells trouble.
Sweden’s St. Erik’s Brewery recognized that drinkers like to pair beer with salty snacks, but nothing on the market was worthy of being eaten with their brews. So St. Erik’s chef Pi Le gathered luxurious ingredients like highly-prized matsutake mushrooms, truffle seaweed from the Faroe Islands, Crown Dill hand-picked on the Bjäre Peninsula, Leksand Onion from the small Swedish town of Leksand, the same India Pale Ale Wort that goes into the beer, and potatoes that are planted and harvested by hand, and went to work.
The result is the world’s most expensive potato chip.
Just 100 boxes of St. Erik’s chips hit the market last week for an unbelievable $56 per box — especially surprising when you realize that the box only contains five handmade potato chips. Unfortunately, all the boxes have already been scooped up by people who undoubtedly regretted the decision about three seconds later when they ate all the chips.