Gold-and-Grasshopper Jam Made by The Most Interesting Man in the World
He may represent Dos Equis beer, but, apparently, The Most Interesting Man in the World also enjoys himself a nice jam.
But who would have guessed someone would be willing to pay $1,025 for a jar made by the Dos Equis dude?
“Today” reports TMIMITW, weary of plain-old, ordinary jam, set out to create the The Most Interesting Jam Spread, eventually producing just one jar that was auctioned on eBay.
As for the ingredients he was enthralled by? Well, one could certainly call them “interesting.” The jam, according to the news show, includes gold dust, grasshoppers in Thai herbs, and Cuban oregano—components culled from suggestions made on Dos Equis’s Facebook page— along with apples, sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Yeah, we think we’d need to drink several very large beers to choke that stuff down.
“As a man of refined tastes, culinary delicacies are one of my true passions,” TMIMITW tells Scientific American. “Over the years, I found that my palate was becoming bored with the standard fare many jam vendors sold. This year, a good friend challenged me to abandon my time-tested classic and develop a new jam spread.”
The money paid for the jam will not, however, go to funding TMIMITW as he galavants across the globe. “Today” reports all proceeds are set to go Australia’s The Wombat Foundation, a group dedicated to saving—what else?—the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat. Come on, now. You must admit, publicity stunt or not: grasshopper gold jam sold by a beer pitchman to aid wombats? So weird, it really is interesting.
Now, do we toast that with beer—or actual toast?
Be the Most Interesting Cook in Your World: Make Some (Less Exotic But Completely Tasty) Homemade Jam!