Compared to a lot of the other “most expensive” foods in the world, the potato chips at St. Erik’s brewery in Sweden won’t rob you out of house and home, but the $56 price tag for five single chips is exceptionally high.
The brewery recently created what they consider the perfect chips to go along with their brews, and apparently they were amazing, because they sold out of the pricey snacks pretty much immediately.
As for why the chips are so expensive, that’s because of the special ingredients that they are made with, naturally. The chips are made with matsutake mushrooms which were hand-picked with gloves in a Swedish forest, truffle seaweed from the waters around the Faroe Islands, freeze dried India Pale Ale wort for a touch of sweetness, hand-picked Swedish dill, onion that grows just outside the small Swedish town Leksand, and Ammärnas-region almond potatoes, which can only grown on a certain hillside in some specific dirt.
These aren’t your average mass produced chips. The brewery only sold 100 boxes of the chips in total, but perhaps the demand will encourage them to make another round. A statement on their website reads as follows:
“Ever since the birth of our India Pale Ale we have had a troubling feeling that something was missing. And as time has passed by, we’ve slowly come to realize that the feeling has been justified. Because doesn’t a first class beer – like ours – deserve a world-class snack to match it? Well, of course it does.”