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$1,000 Bagels, $3,000 Sundaes, $6,000 Melon

 - Jun 26, 2009
The term 'luxury food' has gone from a category that includes exotic delicacies like caviar and snails to a grouping of edible goods defined by their price tag.

It's not about the goji berry Reisling jelly and gold leaves that make the Westin New York bagel famous -- it's the bagel's $1,000 price tag.

Sound ridiculous in a time of economic crisis? Maybe it's some consolation that places like Shake Shack have dropped their price: their luxury burger fell from $500 to $125.

Whether they make you hungry or kill your appetite, this list of the world's most expensive foods is sure to shock.