This Single Bunch Of Grapes Just Sold For $11,000 In Japan

A single bunch of grapes just sold for $11,000 at an auction in Japan. I know what you’re thinking, for that kind of money, these grapes better be dipped in gold and come with a diamond ring inside each. Or at least be seedless. Unfortunately, they are none of the above. So what’s so special about these babies?

These Ruby Roman grapes have a dark-red color and are each about the size of a Ping-Pong ball. According to The Wall Street Journal, for a grape to be classified as a Roman Red, it must be crazy sweet with a sugar content greater than 18%. For comparison, the grapes Americans normally snack on have about a 15% sugar content, according to the USDA. Ruby Romans must also each weigh at least 20 grams, where as a typical grape only weighs about 5.

This particularly famous bunch was purchased by a grocery store for the absurdly steep price of $11,000. According to Today, the store says it will display the grapes and then give them away to customers as free samples. Sounds pretty generous.
Advertisement

More from Food & Drinks

Growing up, your parents may have told you to be grateful for your food, because some people are starving. Now, your own meals can actually help other ...
Coffee lovers of the world, get ready. We have news that might make even a die-hard caffeine addict à la Lorelai Gilmore jump up and down in excitement. ...
DIY cotton candy ice cream that doesn't require an ice cream maker? Winning
These out of this world doughnuts are topped with a vanilla galaxy. Oh, and did we mention that they only have two ingredients
Whether you're brunching or, uh, dinnering, etiquette is of the utmost importance when dining out. And no, we don't mean keeping your elbows off the table...
Once in college, I had a friend Google "how to make a grilled cheese," and I remember being completely baffled that someone would need a step-by-step ...
Once the vegetable our moms would have to beg us to try ("just a bite!"), today, we can't get enough of cauliflower. It practically defines the word ...
(Paid Content) Scrambled eggs for breakfast? Yawn. Standard-issue pancakes? Predictable. To effectively get us out of bed in the a.m., we prefer a morning ...
Great drinks, a perfect soundtrack, the perfect lighting: all these things can make a party good. But what makes a get-together memorable? The food. Once ...
A few months back, Zoe Bain went boldly where neither of us had gone before: She completely barred herself from anything takeout (yes, even coffee) for two...
Every time we log into Amazon, it feels like everything — movies, tech gadgets, and random articles of clothing — is competing for our attention. But, ...
S'mores are a messy dessert favorite. But why not skip the sticky situation and enjoy yours in a cone
This may be news to you, but living in New York is kind of expensive. But, while it may always be the land of $17 cocktails and unmentionable rents, the ...
Sushi and NYC are two peas in a pod. They go together like bread and butter, sugar and spice, cheese and crackers — yeah, you get the picture. So whether ...