Bizarre and overpriced
Some of you will be able to instantly identify what this is. For those that can’t, this is what a black truffle looks like when you cut it in half. Chefs usually use thin slices of this stuff as toppings or garnishes to make a dish 100 times more expensive.
The reason why truffles are so expensive is that they’re hard to find, take six to seven years to grow, and hard to domesticate. Also, truffle-sniffing pigs will go HAM (hahaha) on the mushroom when they get a whiff of it. Depending on the season, black truffles can cost as much as $850 per pound. White truffles, on the other hand, can cost upwards of $3,000 per pound!