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  • Saffron,

  • beluga caviar,

  • truffles,

  • and Bonnotte potatoes

  • are just some of the world's most expensive foods.

  • Wait, potatoes?

  • Is that right?

  • Guys, it says here on the script "potatoes."

  • A Potato?

  • Seriously?

  • Welcome to Noirmoutier.

  • A tiny island off the Atlantic coast of France.

  • This is the only place you can find the king of potatoes.

  • His majesty, La Bonnotte.

  • But if you want to eat them fresh you've got to be quick

  • as they're only available for 10 days a year.

  • This is Rudy.

  • He's a potato farmer.

  • So what makes the island of Normoutier

  • so special for these spuds?

  • All the farmers on the island are part of cooperative.

  • They deal with treating, cleaning, selling,

  • and sending all over Europe.

  • Nicholas is the director.

  • He makes sure everything runs smoothly.

  • He really loves these potatoes.

  • Sorry.

  • Now, I hope you're sitting down because in 1996

  • these pricey potatoes fetch at auction an insane amount.

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  • Roughly $500 per pound.

  • Luckily, for you and me,

  • nowadays, Bonnotte potatoes aren't going to break the bank.

  • Fetching more like 5 dollars per pound,

  • which is still a lot for a bag of potatoes.

  • Once the harvest is complete

  • an annual Bonnotte festival is held.

  • Here, the golden potatoes are traditionally served

  • with grilled sardines.

  • So how do they taste?

  • So there we have it.

  • The king of potatoes.

  • Thank you, Your Majesty.


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