Would you pay a grand for truffles from Safeway?
That’s not a typo. At least GM doesn’t think so. What you see there is a locked case of truffles in the Safeway produce section selling for $999.99 per pound.
GM did a quick run through of the store to see if anything came close to this in terms of price. Only a few bottles of wine and champagne topped the multi-hundred dollar range, but nothing close to this.
Real truffles (unlike their chocolate counterparties) are a type of fungus found in the ground. Traditionally, pigs have been used to find the truffles. Despite this, people seem to like them. Or, at the very least, pay a ton of money for them.
That’s about the extent of GM’s knowledge of truffles. For those with more expensive tastes than he, would you really pay a cool grand a pound for truffles from Safeway?
Topher Mathews blogs at The Georgetown Metropolitan . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.