Dessert1.jpgThe most expensive dessert in the world (pictured) used to be the $14,500 “Fortress Aquamarine” served at a luxury resort in Sri Lanka. But today Sri Lankans can choke on their gilded shame, for the Upper East Side’s Serendipity 3 has put America back on top with a $25,000 triumph called the Frrrozen [sic] Haute Chocolate. Break out your giant diamond-encrusted foam fingers, because the Guinness Book of World Records will now list this as their number one entry!

The dessert blends 28 different cocoas and five grams of edible 24-karat gold, served in a goblet lined with edible gold. It’s consumed as conspicuously as possible with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds and is crowned by an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds. Both the spoon and bracelet are intended for the diner to keep, along with a vastly over-inflated sense of social status. Photos of the trophy sweet are forthcoming; in the meantime feast your eyes on this slide show featuring the top ten most expensive desserts in the world.UPDATE. Here's a picture of the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate:

frrrozen2.jpgIf the 25K dessert is too rich for your blood, we suggest slumming it at the Times Square Westin Hotel, where for a measly grand you can get a bagel. The four figure price tag, a percentage of which goes to raise money for culinary arts students, is justified by the bagel’s toppings: goji berry jelly, edible gold leaves, and white truffle cream cheese. Given the skyrocketing cost of white truffles this year, brought on by an inhospitably warm growing season in Italy, a thousand bucks isn’t a bad bargain for this bagel. We’re just glad we got to try such tasty truffles at Le Cirque this season; as the Post reports today, restaurants are struggling to obtain good ones.