Five Things to Eat and Drink Before the End of the World

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The end of the world is coming. Eat up.
If you're buying into the ancient Mayan prediction, then you've got less than one month left on the calendar for life in the world as we know it. Come what may -- fiery storms, a reversal of the Earth's magnetic field, zombies...or nothing -- here at Chow Bella, we're not taking any chances. That means between now and December 21, 2012 we're living and eating and drinking -- like it's the end of the world.

Bring on that second slice of cheesecake.

Hey, if this really the end of it all, why not break open the piggy bank and rack up the credit card charges you'll never have to pay back anyway? This is the time to do all the things you never thought you could! So, in preparation of the end of...something, here are five things to eat and drink before you (and me and everyone we know) kick that proverbial bucket.

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Almas Caviar

Caviar is one thing. But this, the most rare caviar of all, comes from the Beluga Sturgeon and is sold only at the Caviar House & Prunier in London England's Picadilly. Beluga caviar, traditionally reserved for Iranian royalty, is the most expensive type of caviar with the Almas variety topping the list. The price for the pearly, white eggs can reach almost $25,000 per kilogram. A perfect taste of excellence to remind us each, we're worth being spoiled.

La Madeline au Truffe

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There's really only one thing that could make rich, dark chocolate even better. And that's a truffle, of the fungi-sort. Fritz Knipschildt, a Dutch-trained chocolatier, sells the dark chocolate truffle with a French black truffle inside, on a pre-order only basis for $250 a pop. If you're going for dessert at the end of the world, may as well make it count.

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