The doughnut with a $2800 price tag

The world's most expensive doughnut contains sought-after ingredients such as Tahitian gold vanilla beans. Photo / John Phillips/Getty
The world's most expensive doughnut contains sought-after ingredients such as Tahitian gold vanilla beans. Photo / John Phillips/Getty

Youv'e been scoffing 'cronuts' for a while now, and you're up with the play on the doughnut cone, but this latest doughnut creation is perhaps the most outlandish dessert ever.

Created by specialty London bakery, the Dum Dum Donuitterie, the "Luxury Zebra Cro" sells for a cool £1500 (about $2856 NZD).

Would you drop $2800 on a doughnut? Photo / John Phillips/Getty
Would you drop $2800 on a doughnut? Photo / John Phillips/Getty

The elaborate croissant-doughnut hybrid is made from saffron-infused butter, Cristal rosé champagne caviar, Tahitian gold vanilla beans and rare Amedei Porcelana chocolate, with lashings of gold leaf.

The "Cro" - they apparently can't call it a cronut due to trademark issues - was created to celebrate the launch of London's Just Eat Food Fest, which is taking place later in the month.

While the "Luxury Zebra" comes with the sort of price tag that would put most of us off eating, the doughnut shop also produces a range of less expensive fare.

The reasonably-priced sweet delights on offer include iced creations, mini puffs with shell toppings, giant doughnut cakes, and cream-stuffed sugar cones.

Some of Dum Dum Doughnut's more reasonably-priced fare. Photo / Instagram/dumdumdoughnuts
Some of Dum Dum Doughnut's more reasonably-priced fare. Photo / Instagram/dumdumdoughnuts
Ice cream-stuffed sugar cones on offer at London's Dum Dum Doughnuts. Photo/Instagram/dumdumdoughnuts
Ice cream-stuffed sugar cones on offer at London's Dum Dum Doughnuts. Photo/Instagram/dumdumdoughnuts

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-nzherald.co.nz

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