Unless you have a hundred crores lying in your coffers, you must have noticed that buying the world’s most expensive tea or smartphone will cost you an arm and a leg. You may splurge on expensively priced items to fan your pride but there are products in existence that will forever remain beyond your reach.
Let’s course through these items that you will never ever buy.
1. Water Bottle
Drinking water has always been a luxury for those who can’t afford it – millions go without a clean drink daily. Which makes the Beverly Hills 9OH2O water bottle almost a crime against humanity. Priced at Rs. 65 lakh for a bottle, each has a diamond encrusted cap to up the bling quotient of the numpty who decided to put out that kind of money to quench his thirst. Meanwhile, us sane people can go about our days drinking normal water.
Da Hong Pao is one of the world’s most expensive teas. Its cost is equivalent to 30 times its weight in gold! So, one gram would cost you approximately Rs. 90,000. Its exorbitant price is credited to its aging that takes up to 80 years. For anyone who can’t do without their daily dose of cutting chai, this is appalling.
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If you thought Apple was unreasonable with their price tags, well this may make you reexamine that. Meet Vertu Signature Cobra, a phone that comes with a gob-smacking price tag of Rs. 2.3 crore. The phone features a snake figure wrapped around its edges that’s encrusted with 439 rubies.
Saffron in its purest form can cost you Rs. 3,23,975 per 0.45 kilogram. While the best quality saffron originates in Kashmir (India), the spice is also grown in Spain, Italy, Greece, and Iran. It takes 50,000- 75,000 flowers to harvest one kilogram of saffron. It is used in cooking, medicines, cosmetics, etc. If you come across saffron that is inexpensive, then it’s not pure saffron.
5. Toilet Paper
Would you shell out Rs 960 bucks on a roll of toilet paper? Well, this handmade Japanese brand ‘Hanebisho’ uses the finest wood pulp from Canada and water from Japan’s cleanest river. It comes in a box that’s lined with silver leaf. All that for a roll of paper that will ultimately…!
The most expensive pizza that’s commercially available in the world sells for a whopping Rs. 1,74,678 at USA’s Industry Kitchen. It’s recorded in Guinness World Records. The ingredients that go into making the pizza include black squid ink dough; white Stilton cheese from the UK; foie gras and truffles from France; Ossetra caviar from the Caspian Sea; Almas caviar; and 24K gold leaves. For the rest of us there’s 30-minute delivery!
India – Asia’s third-largest producer and exporter of coffee – has become home to the world’s most expensive coffee. Currently being produced in Karnataka’s Coorg district, the coffee is made from the poop of a civet cat. It’s the method of producing civet coffee that renders it the most priced in the world. It is made from the coffee beans digested by the civet cat and then the poop is collected, processed and sold. Civet coffee is exclusively consumed in Europe and Gulf nations where it is sold for Rs. 20,000 to 25,000 per kilogram.
8. Ear Buds
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A single pair of Casa Gi earbuds, that sold in Bristol for Rs. 3,39,976, may never serve the purpose they were built for. So, what’s so special about this pair? It comes endowed with 59 diamonds – on each bud! – and an 18-carat gold coating. Your ears won’t thank you.
A bar of soap that costs Rs. 1,81,175 should surely make you sparkle like the gold and diamond powder it comes infused with. The Qatar soap, produced by a family-run business in Lebanon, is a product that should only be enshrined, never unwrapped.
It’s only befitting to make a version of a money game with 18-carat gold. Named after its creator, Sidney Mobell, the Sidney Mobell Monopoly set contains 165 rubies and sapphires, luxury cards, and 42 full-cut diamonds and costs Rs. 12.9 crore. The dice itself costs Rs. 6.4 lakh!
A 2.5 lakh rupee toothbrush? Believe it or not, billionaires coughed up that much money on a titanium toothbrush. The Reinast Luxury Toothbrush boasts an anti-bacterial coating which makes it this expensive. This isn’t your regular toothbrush which you throw away after a few uses. The bristle head can be detached and replaced.
All these price tags make you realise that fools and their money are soon parted and luckily for these manufacturers, as PT Barnum said ‘there’s a sucker born every minute’.
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