The most expensive Christmas pudding a bit too rich for our tastes!

By admin
24 December 2013

With a price tag of R387 750 (£23 500), the world’s most expensive Christmas pudding might be too rich for many people’s tastes.

Many of us have had a Christmas pudding we’ve thought was just too rich. But this is rich on another level – you’d have to be rolling in the dough to be able to afford it.

The so-called Most Precious Christmas Pudding will be made by pastry chef Martin Chiffers using a rare and expensive cognac that is more than 200 years old. It has a rather unappetising price tag though: R387 750 (£23 500).

Duret 1810 Cognac, which costs a staggering R179 685 (£10 890), is not just old – it tastes different from more recently made varieties because it was produced before all traditional cognac vines were destroyed by the Phylloxera vastatrix louse in 1874. A different type of vine was used afterwards, altering the taste.

It’s not just the cognac that makes this such an expensive treat. Instead of a normal penny baked inside the fruit pudding for good luck, this one will contain a sought-after collectable gold Henry VI Salut d’Or coin.

The pudding will also be made using rare and expensive organic ingredients like Ajwa dates and Mamra almonds from Iran, as well as 1655 Last Consignment Black Tot Rum, Perez Barquero Solear 1905 Sherry and 1834 Whitaker Marsala wine.

The pudding will be sold by British luxury lifestyle company VeryFirstTo.

-Petro-Anne Vlok


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