Whole wheat flour, spelt and water are the usual ingredients used to make bread, but add a touch of edible gold and you’ve got wealthy clients from all around the world stepping on each others’ toes trying to secure a loaf of the world’s most expensive bread. Made by Pan Piña bakery in the small Spanish village of Algatocin, the ‘gold leaf bread’ costs an unbelievable $150 per 400-gram loaf.
Pan Piña baker and co-owner Juan Manuel Moreno said that he came up with the idea for the bread after he saw the ‘world’s most expensive coffee’ on sale at another shop in the region. So he decided to dazzle up his own bread with a dash of edible gold worth over $100 both inside and on the surface of each loaf. However, he does agree that the shiny metal does nothing to enhance flavor.
Pan Piña的合伙店主兼面包师胡安·曼努埃尔·莫雷诺（Juan Manuel Moreno）表示，他在看到镇上另一家商店销售“世界上最贵的咖啡“后，萌生了这一想法。他决定用一撮价值超过100美元的可食用金粉点缀每个面包的内瓤和外皮。但他表示，这些闪亮的金粉对提升面包的口感毫无作用。
“The gold itself has no real taste,“ the 41-year-old said. “It just adds a certain sparkle, a lustre to each loaf. The rest of the ingredients are organic and super healthy. People believe small amounts of gold are good for the digestion.“