Guess How Much the World’s Largest Truffle Sold For

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Before you hazard a guess, this truffle — found in Umbria last month — weighed just over four pounds and was about the size of a head of cauliflower.

So how much do you think it sold for?

If you guessed $61,250, you’d be right on the money! The truffle was auctioned off at Sotheby’s in New York City over the weekend and went to a bidder in Taiwan.

The winning bid was technically $50,000, but a buyer’s premium sent the price over the $61,000 mark. No word on the identity of the buyer, or what he or she plans to do with the mammoth truffle.

The silver lining is that part of the money from the sale went to nonprofits such as Citymeals-on-Wheels and the Children’s Glaucoma Foundation.