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The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

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The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

Consumers eat money through pricey foods

Some foods cost more than $5000. such as the Dansuke watermelon that is priced a $6100. Photo courtesy MCT Direct.
Some foods cost more than $5000. An example is the Dansuke watermelon, which is priced at $6100. Photo courtesy MCT Direct.

The waiter comes over to the table with the check, you’re casual about, it and you grab the check, because you know, you’re a gentleman, and you look at the price.

You say that you are going to pass on the check for today.  Your friends just ate the Italian White Alba Truffle, priced at $106,406. The truffle is the most expensive food in the world.

The Italian White Alba Truffle is the most expensive food, but up there with the truffle is the “Pizza Royale 007” priced at $4200. The pizza includes lobster, caviar soaked in champagne, tomato sauce, salmon, and vintage balsamic vinegar.

You may think, “That doesn’t seem like it would be worth $4200!” You would be right, to top off the gourmet pizza, the chef adds a large amount of edible 24-karat gold flakes to the pizza.

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Among the truffle and the pizza, there is one other food that might just empty your wallet, the Dansuke watermelon. This is not just some ordinary watermelon you pick up at the grocery.

Dansuke is a rare black watermelon, grown in Japan and priced at $6100. The Dansuke watermelon has been described as harder, crisper, and has a different level of sweetness to the tongue than a regular watermelon you buy at the store.

If you took the money you bought the watermelon with, you could buy 6 LED 60 inch TVs.

The next time you look at a menu and you think, “Wow, this burger is expensive, I think I’ll take a salad.” Remember that in Japan someone bought a $6100 watermelon.

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Ben Ruskin, Executive Editor-in-Chief
Hi! My name is Ben Ruskin and I’m a senior here at Sycamore High School. This is my fourth year on the staff. As a part of The Leaf, our national award-winning, student-run publication, I hold the position of Co-Executive Editor-in-Chief. My position includes overseeing the production of all four of our platforms: print newsmagazine, online magazine, website, and broadcast department. I enjoy writing under multiple genres and thus have written a multitude of articles including feature, opinion, news, and arts & entertainment. I also take great pride in designing pages (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and editing/shooting videos (Windows Movie Maker and iMovie). I look forward to another great year with the hard-working staff of The Leaf. More about myself: I find volunteering to be extremely rewarding: I work as a volunteer teacher’s assistant at my temple during religious school every Sunday. I am also involved in BBYO, a Jewish youth group outside of school, I have worked as a board member of my chapter for several terms. I am also involved in OGB-GO, a club I founded here at Sycamore High School. The club helps families in Sycamore are who need some sort of assistance financially. I am also involved in National Honors Society and Unified For Uganda as an avid member and volunteer. In addition to volunteering and extra-curricular, I really enjoy movies and television. My favorite TV shows are “Scrubs” and “The Walking Dead.” My favorite movies are “Good Will Hunting” and “Interstellar” I hope to eventually work in the realm of entertainment. A quote to live by: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” - Maya Angelou.
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Consumers eat money through pricey foods