Using the science of molecular gastronomy, UK-based caterers Bubble Foods recently served their off-white powdered creation to a group of designers (how fitting) at a banquet dinner party. It was plated on small mirrors and arranged in lines with rolled up bills on the side. Obviously, diners got the hint that it was to be snorted.
And at about $80 per gram, by some estimates it's just as expensive as real cocaine.
"Company boss Michael Collins said the powder still smells of asparagus but provides a 'unique sensory experience'," reports Metro UK. "It’s about deconstructing and reconstructing food to stimulate all the different senses: smell, taste and vision," said Collins.
Since this stunt, the catering company has been accused of glamorizing drug use. Lucy Dawe, drugs campaigner from Cannabis Skunk Sense told Metro UK that this is "deeply irresponsible" and it, "helps in no way whatsoever with educating people about the dangers of these drugs."
First asparagus served like cocaine — what's next? Pudding served via needle?