Some say that once the general population habitually partakes in decadent practices its all over for Society. Such as the case with the respective Falls of Egypt, Greece, Rome and Ghana. In modern times, Western Civilization appears to be well on its way toward the same fate. But alas...
Saffron. This is a spice grown worldwide, is derived from the saffron crocus flower. A pound of dry saffron (0.45 kg) requires 50,000–75,000 flowers to make, meaning an entire football field of these flowers. Requiring so much resources and labor, prices for the spice go around US$500/pound to US$5,000/pound.
Almas Caviar. On the subject of caviar, the most expensive is not Russian at all, but the Iranian, Almas Caviar. The word ‘almas’ is Farci for diamond. This true caviar comes from a fish aged over 100 years old whose species has remained unchanged for nearly 120 million years. The luxurious caviar comes from the oldest survivor of the Dinosaur era. Almas caviar retails for about $2000.00 a lb. in the US.
La Bonnotte Potato. This is the most expensive potato in the world is a French one called ' Pomme la Bonnotte'. Annually, only 100 tons of this top quality potato are cultivated and collected only on the island Noirmoutier. The potato fields require to be fertilized only with seaweed in a climate shaped by the nearby sea. The cost of one single kilogram can reach about $900.00 since this type of potato is almost extinct.
Wagyu Beef. The most expensive beef in the world is the type of beef coming from the Wagyu cows. These Japanese cows are fed the best grass and provided the best treatment. That is why the meat is especially tender and particularly expensive. 200 grams of a fillet cost in Europe more than 100 dollars.