King Midas might have had the golden touch, but he probably wasn't such a wizard in the kitchen. Gold is great for buying dinner, but not so good as dinner.
German novelty food label The Deli Garage recently released Food Finish, edible spray paint that gilded gourmands can use to turn their cupcakes and Cornish game hens into glistening works of metallic gold, silver, red or blue art.
"Food Finish will chrome-plate and gold-coat anything in the kitchen that comes under its nozzle—from summer strawberries to the Christmas goose," reads the-deli-garage.de. "And with two new colours, you'll have your food blushing red and moody blue in a jiffy."
The Deli Garage claims the spray paint is "completely neutral in taste and harmless to eat," listing the gold ingredients as E943a, E943b, E944, ethanol, flavoring, E555, E171, E172.
But like its precious metal cousins, Food Finish can get a little spendy at 24.80 euros, or roughly $32 for a small can.
The Deli Garage offers a number of other novelty food products, like Honey Bond food glue, which it calls "a delectable means of sticking bread, croissants and crepes together," and Oil Change olive oils flavored with lemon, rosemary and chili.
Brace yourselves, we're moving into a new Gilded Age.