$100 Donut Iced With Cristal Champagne And 24k Gold

January 7, 2016


This is the $100 Golden Cristal Ube Donut available from The Manila Social Club restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. Purple yams are called ube in the Philippines, so it's a donut filled with ube mousse, champagne jelly, and covered with a glaze made from Cristal champagne and 24k gold flakes. You think you poop gold after eating one? I hope not. If you're buying $100 donuts I hope you poop blood. No I don't, that's just me being jealous. I can't even afford plain donut holes. The closest I've come to ever eating a donut is licking the finger of a friend who just had one and he only let me do that because he'd been scratching his ass when I wasn't looking so I only know what buttnuts taste like now. You don't want to live my life.

Thanks to me, for being 100% honest and sharing my experiences with you. It's how we grow together.

  • Xockszky

    It's a shame gold isn't poisonous, we need to skim off the gene pool.

  • Mr.4maldehyde

    But is there a gluten-free version?

  • dougfunnay

    youll definitely poop gold
    about $0.30 worth

  • JC

    When I read the headline, I assumed this was in Russia. Why is that?

  • Xockszky

    Because like Americans, when Russians get a hold of a lot of money, they tend to do insane ghetto things with it, like this doughnut.


    Since moving to the USA I've finally started to understand the cultural differences that define our perceptions of "good food":

    In Europe "good food" means: carefully and caringly cultivated produce designed to meet the fullest potential of what it means to be meat, or cheese, or sausage, or whatever. Combined to make a dish.

    In America "good food" means: a dish comprised of the most indulgent individual elements we can find. Not necessarily good on their own, or even together. But fuck a load of cheese and grease and sugar and salt on it to hit all those endorphin-releasing sweet spots on your tongue.

    And, of course, gold stuff. Filtered through diamonds. And cheese. With salt. Deep-fried. And then getting all threatened and insecure when someone points it out.

    It's like confirming and reinforcing cultural stereotypes is a national pastime here.

  • Alamander

    Please don't forget that we're masters of presentation:


  • GeneralDisorder

    So that's what the guy from Smashmouth is doing these days... Eating out of trash cans.

  • Clampity

    I've never felt so proud of my heritage until this day.

  • Bling Nye

    10/10 Robin Leach would eat.


  • "Would"? HAS...

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