Krispy Kreme

Colin Bridges / Krispy Kreme

Do you see that item up there that mostly looks like an alien plant? Well, it's actually a doughnut. And not just any doughnut! It's the most expensive doughnut in the world.

To celebrate National Doughnut Week (which by the way, no one told us about, so you're all fired), Krispy Kreme UK unveiled a concoction on Monday that is priced at £1,000 (or roughly $1,685) at Selfridges' Oxford Street store. What makes it worth all that dough (see what we did there)? Well…

The doughnut's ingredients include a Dom Pérignon vintage 2002 champagne jelly and a raspberry and Chateau d'Yquem crème. If that all sounds like gibberish to you, let us translate: it's made of fancy-ass s--t!

The doughnut, which took three days to make, is decorated with a 24-carat gold leaf that you can eat and topped with a 23-carat gold dusted Belgian white chocolate lotus flower and edible diamonds. We repeat: edible diamonds. 

Krispy Kreme

Colin Bridges / Krispy Kreme

And to really put you past the realm of sugar high and safely in the land of sugar coma, the doughnut also came with a raspberry passion-fruit cocktail made with 500-year-old Courvoisier and 2002 Dom Pérignon.

Now we know that the point of this doughnut wasn't to taste good (though we're sure it does), but only to be over-the-top and really extravagant, but just for comparison's sake, here are five other doughnuts you could easily get that are much more delicious-sounding and much, much cheaper.

Krispy Kreme Original Glazed:

Chain store donuts, Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme

Why ya gotta be fancy, Krispy Kreme? Just stick with your original, which is only 99 cents for one or eight dollars for a dozen.

Dunkin' Donuts Marble Frosted Donut: 

Chain store donuts, Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts

95 cents for one of these beauties, or get six for only $5.49.

Tim Horton's Timbits:

Chain store donuts, Tim Horton's Timbits

Tim Horton's Timbits

Look at these cute lil' guys! Forgo the obvious Canada-Tim Horton jokes and pick up a 10-pack of these bad boys for only two bucks!

Starbucks Chocolate Old-Fashioned Doughnut: 

Chain store donuts, Starbucks


Definitely the most pricey doughnut of the lot ($2.49), but obviously nothing compared to the circle of fried dough that is worth over a thousand bucks. 

Entenmann's Softee Variety Donuts:

Chain store donuts, Entenmann's Softee Variety

Entenmann's Softee Variety

It varies from store to store, but hop on Amazon and snatch up a 12-pack of these doughnuts for only 10 dollars. And you can't put a price on having flavor choices with your doughnuts. Sometimes you're in the mood for powdered, and sometimes you're not.

(H/T Buzzfeed)

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