Brooklyn's Manila Social Club, a Filipino restaurant, almost just broke the Internet with its gold-draped donuts. Good luck getting a taste of those anytime soon, but luckily there are plenty of ways to get more bling into your diet:
1. Those Golden Cristal Ube Donuts
In case you're feeling persistent: Manila Social Club's 24-karat-gold-covered ube (sweet purple yam) donuts—with Cristal Champagne icing and a filling of ube mousse and Champagne jelly—were created in honor of one year in business. But the restaurant got swarmed with orders (for a dozen donuts at a whopping $1200) after posting a picture on Instagram. You can contact the restaurant through its website to try ordering some, or opt for a dozen of their regular Ube Bae donuts for $40 (just sayin').
2. Gold Kit Kat Bars
If you're a candy freak, you may know that they take their Kit Kat bars very seriously in Japan, where there are more than 30 flavors available. But the new gold Kit Kat bars take the obsession to an extreme. Packaged in a box befitting fine jewelry, the bars were made in very limited quantities (only 500 so far) and designed to be sold in fancy department stores at around $16 each.
3. Gold Ice Cream Cones
Kanazawa City in central Japan is known for producing edible gold leaf, and food purveyors there use the ingredient liberally. You'll find it in a wide variety of foods, including rice bowls, coffee and ice cream cones.
4. Gold Sushi Rolls
Condé Nast International Restaurants runs the Vogue Cafe in Dubai, an eatery dedicated to the fashion bible. Naturally, you've got to have sparkly gold sushi rolls on the menu.
5. Super Gold Pizza
Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco is making just 50 "Super Gold Pizzas" for charity in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl. All proceeds from the $100 pie, which is flecked with gold flakes, truffles and 24-month aged Italian prosciutto, will be donated through the NFL's Kick Hunger Challenge to SF Marin Food Bank and St. Anthony's San Francisco on behalf of the 49ers.
6. Golden Opulence Sundae
Serendipity3, which has locations in New York and Las Vegas, has been setting the gold standard for years now with the $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae, created in 2007 (when it grabbed a place in the Guinness Book of World Records). Venetian vanilla ice cream is infused with Madagascar vanilla, rolled in gold and served in a Baccarat crystal goblet.
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