Swedish beer-maker St. Erik’s Brewery recently debuted the world’s most expensive potato chip. The box cost 499 kr, or whopping $56, and best of all, inside you’ll find five pieces of this high-class snack, which comes out to about $11 per chip.
“St. Erik’s Brewery is one of Sweden’s leading microbreweries and we’re passionate about the craftsmanship that goes into our beer.
At the same time, we felt that we were missing a snack of the same status to serve with it,” brand manager Marcus Friari says in a statement. “A first-class beer deserves a first-class snack, and this is why we made a major effort to produce the world’s most exclusive potato chips. We’re incredibly proud to be able to present such a crispy outcome.”
The high price tag is due to the rare Nordic ingredients packed into each handmade chip, which were created by chef Pi Le. Those rarities include matsutake mushrooms, truffle seaweed, India Pale Ale wort, as well as dill, onion and Ammärnas-region almond potatoes which are only grown on a certain hillside in certain dirt and… well, you get the idea. Only 100 boxes of the world’s most exclusive chips were made and they sold out quickly.