The most expensive bread in the world is baked in the small town of Algatocin near Malaga (Andalusia) and costs € 1,480 for a 400-gram loaf.
Only healthy ingredients of the highest quality are used for baking - it is made of organic quinoa flour, chia seeds, oat flakes and dried tomato, hard water from the Algatocin mountains is used, it is sweetened with the so-called with dry honey and seasoned with hand-mined rock salt to avoid detonation harmful to the environment.
However, the most important ingredient justifying the price of bread is the addition of edible gold and silver in the form of dust, flakes and leaves, added to the mass and sprinkled over the loaf.
According to the owner of the bakery, Juan Manuel Moreno, gold and silver have no taste, and the bread "loses nothing of its traditional taste, which takes us to another era". However, according to the baker, precious metals have beneficial effects on the body, help eliminate toxins and slow down skin aging.
As early as 2,500 BC, gold was used for medicinal purposes in China and was considered a life-extending elixir, Moreno recalled in an interview with the international luxury lifestyle magazine Conde Nast Traveler.
There is no shortage of customers for the most expensive bread in the world - the bakery sends its specialty mainly to Arab countries, Russia and China. "From the UAE, they keep sending planes to pick up the bread and take it to Dubai," he said. "And one customer in Russia ordered 11 loaves at once and left a tip of 500 euros."
Moreno also shipped bread to Los Angeles. In Spain, he had only three clients - an Arab prince residing in Marbella who ordered 18 loaves for his wedding, a famous Youtuber who wanted to show it on his channel, and a pensioner who "did not want to die without tasting this bread."
Moreno's next project is bread, which will cost 10,000. euro for 1 kg. It is supposed to be a product "adapted to the personal requirements of the client, in which the orderer is to have the last word".
From Saragossa Grażyna Opińska (PAP)