Between cronuts and waffle cupcakes, baked goods are no longer allowed to be ordinary. The latest example of this trend is the Golden Cristal Ube Donut from The Manila Social Club. The Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant—where else would such an absurd creation come from?—started offering the donut for a mere $100 a pop over the holidays.
The glimmering donut is "adorned with icing made with Cristal champagne and filled with an ube mousse, champagne jelly, and covered with 24k Gold," according to the restaurant's Instagram. Ube is fancy speak for purple yam, and the fluffy dessert's creator, Björn DelaCruz, says that the ube nicely compliments the "honey notes" of Cristal.
Manila Social Club is first and foremost a Filipino restaurant, so the donuts are only made on Fridays. Despite the price and limited availability, people have been going crazy for the donuts, and the restaurant intends to continue producing them. For ube fans looking to feast on the treats, a dozen donuts come in at a slightly reduced price of $1,000.
For that money, you could buy roughly 1,000 donuts from Dunkin' Donuts.;
Or if you're more of a Krispy Kreme person, you can also get 1,000 donuts for that price.
It's hard to say which donut offers a better deal.