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Williamsburg Restaurant Has the Audacity to Sell a $100 Doughnut

Why would anyone buy this?

Leave it to Williamsburg to be the home of a $100 doughnut. That's the hot item at Manila Social Club, a Filipino restaurant in the neighborhood, reports Business Insider. The absurdly steep price tag is thanks to solid-gold coating and Cristal Champagne icing.

The Golden Cristal Ube Donut, as it's known at the restaurant, is filled with an ube mousse and champagne jelly. Business Insider notes some foolish New Yorkers have been plunking down $1,200 for a dozen, though there's no word on whether the fried-dough treat tastes any better than those found at Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme, which typically run less than $10 for a 12 pack. The restaurant's regular doughnut selection, while much more reasonable than the gold version, is still inflated at $40 per dozen.

For anyone who's interested in throwing away a C-note on a doughnut, you might also enjoy this 22-karat gold wine.