Burger Bling: $200 Burger Ruffling Feathers
Fast Food Giant's Creation Made Of Japanese Wagyu Beef, Truffles & Onions Fried In Cristal Champagne
Food Crisis Campaigners Bash Idea Of 'Delicious Decadence'
Their slogan is "Have it your way," but before you sink your teeth into this burger you'd better check your bank balance.
A new burger went on sale Wednesday only in Britain. It may not only be the world's most expensive, but it could also be the most controversial, too.
It comes from Burger King, but Burger "Bling" may be more like it.
Is it mouthwatering? Maybe. But it comes at an eye-watering price -- a whopping $200.
"That would have to be one really, really special burger," Erika Baroness Von Schubert said. "I'd give it a go."
Burger chef Mark Dowding said the formula is simple.
"Like any good food you start out with great ingredients," Dowding said.
Or most expensive. Check this out. The burger's ingredients include the following: Japanese wagyu beef, white truffles, onions fried in Cristal champagne, topped with pink Himalayan rock salt.
They even sold a few, with one Burger King employee saying how a couple split the bill.
Now of course, if you're dropping the better part of $200 on a burger, you don't really want to be washing it down with any old soft drink, which is why if you're eating in you get a complimentary glass of wine.
"Well, that would probably make the burger go down easier, right?" said Walter Nasdeo of New York.
What's not going down so easily is Burger King's controversial concept of "delicious decadence" during a time of global economic meltdown and worldwide food shortages. Food crisis campaigners view it as the wrong burger at the wrong place at the wrong time.
"To come out with this kind of hugely expensive and over-the-top burger and to have 800 million people going to bed hungry every night is just to shoot yourself in the foot," said Dave Tucker of the organization "War On Want."
Not everybody's buying it.
"Never in a million years," said Gary Higgerson of London. "No way."
The food chain's flipping all the proceeds of the megabucks burger to a children's charity in London. They're hoping that might make the price easier to swallow.