$210,000 White Truffle

Posted on November 12, 2007

Truffle lovers worldwide put in bids for a 750-gram white truffle from Alba in Italy.

$210,000 White Truffle picture

Bids came in from New York and Berlin but it was a $210,000 bid from Hong Kong that won the auction.

The Italian truffle market has been more expensive lately after having a dry summer.

Sunday’s truffle auction raised a total of $535,000.

Back in November of 2006 another white truffle was purchased by a Hong Kong resident for $160,000. I guess they really love truffles in Asia.

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sdf
sdf

For a billionaire, Stanley Ho sure does spend his money on useful things...

jux
jux

I thought this was one ugly piece of white chocolate truffle fetching 210k. But then i wiki-ed truffle and found out its a fungi. Thank goodness for wikipedia.

Zola
Zola

Three Cheers for Hong Kong for setting a record in this unusual category.

darkwing duck
darkwing duck

that a lot of money for a truffle. dam i have lot of truffle in my backyard i wonder how it will go for?

pate de fois gras
pate de fois gras

I read that once a group of wealthy people, including several Hollywood stars, pooled their money to buy a truffle for $250,000. Unfortunately, the truffle went bad before they could decide exactly how to eat it!