Elvish honey is the world’s most expensive honey and has the price tag to match the claim—$8500 CAD per kilogram.
The honey is produced without hives, on the spherical walls of a 1,800 meter deep cave in the Saricayir valley of Artvin City in Turkey.
Gunay Gunduz, a third generation beekeeper, first noticed some bees entering the cave in 2009 and was convinced that there was honey inside. Gunduz said that when he and a group of professional climbers scaled the interior of the cave, they discovered 18 kilograms of honey on the cave walls. Subsequent analysis of the honey in a French laboratory confirmed that the honey was a seven year old, top quality mineral enriched product.
The first kilogram of honey was sold at the French stock exchange in 2009 for $77,600 CAD. In 2010 pharmacists from China paid $47,500 CAD for one kilogram.
For those eager to sample a jar of the liquid gold it is now available in 170g and 250g jars.
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