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Presenting The World’s Most Expensive Doughnut

FYI It’s made of champagne, looks like a spaceship, and costs £1,000.

1. Look at this glorious feat of overdone confectionery.

Colin Bridges / Krispy Kreme

2. It looks like a gilded lotus flower crossed with a spaceship - but it’s actually a Krispy Kreme doughnut worth £1,000.

Colin Bridges / Krispy Kreme

It was unveiled at Selfridges to mark National Doughnut Week, which we are delighted to learn is a thing.

3. The doughnut’s ingredients include a Dom Pérignon vintage 2002 champagne jelly, and a raspberry and Chateau d’Yquem crème.

Colin Bridges / Krispy Kreme

4. It was gilded with edible 24-carat gold leaf, and the white chocolate lotus flower was dusted with 23-carat gold dust and edible diamonds.

Colin Bridges / Krispy Kreme

5. Plus it came with this raspberry and passionfruit cocktail made with 500 year-old Courvoisier and 2002 Dom Pérignon.

Colin Bridges / Krispy Kreme

6. Krispy Kreme awarded the intimidating doughnut to prize-winner Claudine Taylor, from London.

Colin Bridges / Krispy Kreme

7. Well done, Claudine. We don’t know how you approached the doughnut to eat it, but we imagine you gave it a good go.

 

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Robyn Wilder is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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