Revealed: the world's most expensive ready meal 


Swish Pie

Most ready meals sit firmly at the bottom of the culinary pile. Even as we slide the grey stodge out from the box and into the microwave, we know we're not about to sit down to an awesome culinary experience. However, one chef has decided to turn this on his head - and produce a top-of-the-range dining experience to heat at home.

And this dish will set you back an impressive £324.16.

It's called the Swish Pie, and has a filling of lobster, wild turbot, fresh diver-caught scallops and smoked salmon - poached in a Dom Perignon champagne sauce, and topped with truffle infused mashed potatoes. The pie is then topped with crumbs made from solid gold, and there are two servings of caviar on the side.

Bigham said in a statement: "I've spent months scouring the globe for the most exclusive ingredients while developing this unique recipe to ensure that it really is the most exceptional ready meal out there!"

Rather than trawling the supermarket shelves for the dish, you can order it online from chef Charlie Bigham, and it will be delivered to you. To add to the OTT experience, it will be delivered in an aluminium case by a security guard - who will be handcuffed to the case for added security.

You'll then need to pop it in the oven for 30 minutes. Just don't burn it!

Posh junk food

It seems an odd development, but chefs are no strangers to making convenience food fancy and charging an arm and a leg for it.

The title of most expensive burger in the world goes to a beef burger which was grown in a lab in Maastrict and cost $330,000. It was eaten in London this year and was apparently a bit dry.

The most expensive burger from more traditional sources is sold in Fleur in Las Vegas. The $5,000 burger is made from Wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles and truffle sauce. It comes with a $2,500 bottle of wine as part of the price - but even at $2,500 for the burger itself, that's pretty impressive.

Or you could opt for the world's most expensive pizza, from Nino's Restaurant in New York, which will set you back $1,000. For the money you get six different types of caviar and Maine lobster.

Closer to home, the most expensive bacon sandwich is sold by Tangberry's cafe in Cheltenham for £150. As well as rare breed bacon, it also contains eggs, black truffles, truffle oil, gold leaf, gold dust and saffron.

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