Thursday, August 6, 2009 11:00AM - By Alex Ion
While the Cadbury Wispa is a chocolate bar much celebrated in the western world, the Wispa Gold and its layer of caramel has always been a clear favorite. Discontinued despite its amazing success, the Wispa Gold has made its way back to the market after a successful Facebook campaign where 22,000 people “militated” to “bring back Cadbury’s Wispa Gold”. Covered in edible gold leaf and sheathed in a gold leaf wrapper, the Wispa Gold has just relaunched at Selfridges in London with the first one selling for 961.48 GBP — the value of the bar’s weight in gold. It’s the world’s most expensive chocolate bar and although it causes us serious drooling, we’ll have to wait for the 55 pound bar in shops before we’ll take a bite. [via BornRich]
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 2:00PM - By Joe Wertz
Grand cognac brand Rémy Martin has opened its historic estate and is leading snifter-sippers through luxury tours of its famed private cellar. Les Rendez-Vous Rémy Martin is centered around the alchemy behind Louis XIII, the company’s acclaimed 100-year oak-aged batch, which guests will be treated to, along with an exclusive lunch and dinner prepared by the estate’s executive chef, Philippe Saint Romas, who has worked in acclaimed kitchens at Hôtel de Crillon and Alain Ducasse. The tour includes instruction by Pierrette Trichet, the only female cognac cellar master, who will teach guests how to blend the drink to their specific palate. [via luxist]
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:30PM - By Joe Wertz
Man has been burning beast since he first tamed flames, but the relatively simple process of barbecuing has evolved with a fever pitch over time. Today, the art of grilling has been made bigger and better by adding shiny stainless steel, multiple burners, wheels, thermometers, refrigerators and even touch screens. Before you dust off that clamshell Weber, Big Green Egg or try to remember what kind of valve your empty propane tank has, hit the jump to see how rich folk will be getting their grill on this Spring.