Savour edible gold plated chocolates, lollipops, dosas and more.
The love for gold among Indians is legendary, but would you fancy taking a bite of this precious metal too?
It is speculated that gold has been discreetly consumed since ancient times by the affluent. The first record of this is from the 14th century in the Milanese Chronicles of Bernardino Corio, which described the marriage supper of Violante Visconsi and Lionel Plantagenet (1368) where esteemed guests were served pieces of game covered with leaves of pure gold.
Cut to today, Rajbhog restaurant in Bangalore has been serving dosas garnished in golden foil since 2011, and it’s supposed to be quite a hit with gold lovers. The restaurant is currently closed but is slated to open at a new location – Jayanagar – in 2-3 weeks.
DeLafée in Switzerland has been pioneering edible gold creations since 2004. Beginning by adorning Swiss chocolate with edible gold, they have gone on to create several more creative gourmet items such as shimmering champagne, gold lollipops, tea and cigars.
While DeLafée’s chocolates are covered with 24 carat gold, their ‘Golden Harmony’ tea balls are young green tea leaves and buds hand-tied with yellow lily, white jasmine, pink amaranth and pure edible gold. Once the tea ball is immersed in water, the flowers open allowing the tea and gold to blend in to the water and create a luxurious beverage. DeLafée also has fine hand-rolled Dominican cigars wrapped in 24 karat gold leaf.
DeLafée’s products are sold in over 50 countries. If you’d like to buy some beautiful glowing 24 carat gold food products, head over to DeLafée’s site and order online.