News outlets like to pick on Millennials for eating avocado toast and drinking Starbucks coffee. Meanwhile, wealthy foodies are going above and beyond to spend outrageous amounts of money on once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
We’re going to cover some of the most expensive foods in the world. Be sure to read until the end to see which food item costs one million dollars. Check out these 46 luxury foods only millionaires can afford to eat. Maybe you have tried some, or you can one day.
46. $40/lb. Salt
Suppose you’re used to buying a large shaker of Morton salt for pennies a pound. With a 26 oz. container typically costing as little as 89 cents, $40/lb. for salt most likely seems outrageous. However, it’s a fairly reasonable price given the special nature of the Japanese seaweed salt called Amabito No Moshio. This salt has a long history in Japan. People have made it using the same traditional method for hundreds of years. It is laborious and expensive to produce. While the $40 price tag is high, you can find it in smaller quantities online. That way, it is reasonably accessible to try a fun addition to your favorite dishes.
You may know Amabito No Moshio as seaweed salt. It’s the earliest known sea salt produced and consumed by humans, with evidence of its origin being over 2,500 years ago. Historically, people have mined salt in most of the world, while evaporating sea salt is a (relatively) more recent endeavor. People make the salt in an incredibly labor-intensive process that involves spreading seaweed on the beach between storms and rinsing the sheets in saltwater pools. They boil the brine with the seaweed bits, making a unique dark green, flavorful seaweed and ash-infused salt.