If you thought, that a $161,000 truffle was expensive, you need a reality check! At a Chinese enclave charity auction, Casino mogul Stanley Ho successfully bid for a pair of white truffles. A pair of these included a huge truffle found in central Tuscany, which weighed as much as two pounds, and the other found in Molise that weighed as much as 14 ounces.
It seems like Ho is on a truffle buying spree. He paid $330,000, the same amount for another huge white truffle at the same charity event at least three years ago. The question is, are they really that great to taste?