Selfridges department store in London is selling a luxury ice cream for $160 (Cdn) which contains 24-carat gold leaf.
The ice cream is called "Billionaire's Soft Serve" and it weighs 350 grams.
Here's a run down of what you get for your money:
Salted caramel gelato. A handmade cone dipped in rare criollo Madagascan dark chocolate. Gelato spheres of mango, ginger, and passion fruit. A Belgian white chocolate truffle filled with salted caramel sauce. A raspberry sorbet macaroon decorated with white chocolate glaze and edible diamonds. A healthy sprinkling of 24-carat gold leaf, a golden flake, and a spoon.
The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.
So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Among the findings:
Nearly one in five workers — a share the study calls "disturbingly high" — say they face a hostile or threatening environment at work, which can include sexual harassment and bullying. Workers who have to face customers endure a disproportionate share of abuse.
Nearly 55 per cent say they face "unpleasant and potentially hazardous" conditions.
Nearly three quarters say they spend at least a fourth of their time on the job in "intense or repetitive physical" labour. "I was surprised at how physically demanding jobs were," says lead author Nicole Maestas, a Harvard Medical School economist.
Telecommuting is rare: 78 per cent say they are required to be present in their workplace during working hours.
Only 38 per cent say their jobs offer good prospects for advancement. And the older they get, the less optimistic they become.
About half say they work on their own time to meet the demands of their job.
"Wow — (work) is a pretty taxing place for many people," Maestas says. "I was surprised by how pressured and hectic the workplace is."
Maestas wonders whether toxic working conditions are keeping Americans out of the labour force. The percentage of Americans who are working or looking for work — 62.9 per cent in July — has not returned to pre-recession levels and is well below its 2000 peak of 67.3 per cent.
The unemployment rate is at a 16-year low, and many employers complain they can't fill jobs.
"There's a message for employers here," Maestas says. "Working conditions really do matter."