Warning: this may be the silliest blog post I’ve ever written.
So I’ve been hearing a lot about ‘edible gold’ as of late. It’s all over the place. On candies, dusted on pastries, and all up on that thing Serendipity is touting as “The World’s Most Expensive Dessert“.
Naturally, I wanted to know why edible gold was such a big deal.
Also naturally, I turned to the Internet to figure out what it’s all about. (Here is one article I read)
And you know what??? The whole thing is really silly. The only real reason that pure gold is ‘edible’ is because it is an inert element that will react with absolutely nothing in your digestive system. There are no health benefits. It does absolutely nothing to your body.
Translation: you eat it, it sits inside your guts and takes a nice leisurely float on the lazy river of your intestines, and then you excrete it as waste…in the exact same form in which you ingested it.
Congratulations – the “Most Expensive Dessert” you have ever eaten also translates into the “Most Expensive Bowel Movement” you’ve ever had! You literally flushed your money down the toilet.
Really people….does that make ANY sense?
And does it even taste good??
I don’t know about you, but the last time I checked, gold doesn’t really have a special flavor to it.
Silliest trend I’ve ever heard of.
Except for maybe that $250K nailpolish made of black diamonds.