Thereâs no doubt Americans love donuts; They eat an estimated 10 billion of them per year.
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So itâs no surprise the treats are making their way to the luxury market, with donuts reaching price tags as high as $150 per pastry.
A Brooklyn-based Filipino restaurant called Manila Social Club made headlines earlier this year when they introduced the 24-karat gold donut infused with the luxury champagne Cristalâeach selling for $100.
âCindy Crawford ordered 32 of these donuts for her 50th birthday party,â Executive Chef and Creator Bjorn DelaCruz tells FOXBusiness.com. âI didnât think that it would sell as well as it has.â
Now DelaCruz is on a mission to out-donut himself with a new Patron Platinum Donutânicknamed the âPatronut.â Each one is infused with the premium tequila, making the price tag even steeper at $150 per treat.
âI use one bottle of premium tequila (around $200) in every dozen donuts,â he says. âBut the most expensive item is really the time that it takes to make it.â
The uber-luxury donut was inspired by Patronâs Margarita of The Yearâa spicy, rosy flavored drink called the Rosa Picante. Each donut is filled with a creamy spicy ginger-jalapeÃ±o margarita jelly and infused with real rose petals.
Itâs then covered in a sweet tequila frosting and finally topped off with sheets of edible silver and platinum leafs.
The best part though is that all the proceeds go to a charity close to the chefâs heart.
âMy father passed away from cancer in July and Iâm taking all the proceeds for this donut to the American Cancer Society,â says DelaCruz.
But you better hurryâitâs only being offered for a limited time.