Such £22,000 sweet sorrow: Businessman EATS world's most expensive dessert after being dumped by his girlfriend
This is the moment a businessman Carl Weininger tucked into the world's most expensive dessert which he bought for £22,000 to cheer himself up after he was dumped by his girlfriend.
Mr Weininger, 60, splashed out on the extravagant pudding as a 'pick-me-up' after she ended their three year relationship.
The chocolate-laced pudding, styled like a Faberge egg, is believed to have broken all previous records with its list of ingredients including gold, champagne caviar and a diamond.
Mr Weininger took the pudding to the Sofitel Hotel at Heathrow Terminal Five Sofitel Hotel on November 26, where lucky guests sampled the luxury dessert.
Each mouthful cost around £800 and the whole dessert took just 15 minutes to devour.
Mr Weininger from Rugby, Warwickshire, admitted he bought the pudding to cheer himself up after his relationship ended.
He said: 'Buying the dessert was a real boost for my morale. I was dumped earlier this year and felt this could be a decent pick-me-up.
'As someone who buys and sells diamonds, I was also particularly attracted by the diamond that came with it.
'I'm not much of a chocolate lover myself but all the women who tasted it said "Wow".
'It was absolutely delicious, as you would expect, but only lasted 15 minutes but the flavours will last in the memory forever.'
Chef Marc Guilbert layered the flamboyant pudding with a light biscuit joconde and champagne jelly, infused with peach, orange and whiskey.
The pudding was encased in an outer coating made of bitter dark Belgian chocolate, glazed with edible gold leaf and handmade flowers.