A £95 British butter has been voted as one of the world’s finest foods.
The Ridiculous No55 Lobster and Crab Butter was awarded a maximum of three stars at the Great Taste Awards.
The dish is produced by Sublime Butter, a family business in West London, and is also flavoured with caviar, lemon and fennel.
The hefty price tag also includes a limited-edition butter dish that is handmade in Italy.
The company’s founder Chris Mair said: “The Great Taste awards are like the Oscars of food.
“Because we won three stars, we will be on for the gold fork awards that’s going to take place in a couple of weeks, so fingers crossed.
“It’s ridiculous by name and by nature, because we didn’t spare any expense on ingredients.
“It’s like our own Willy Wonka range.”
One judge said of the snack: “You can tell a butter is good when you want to sit there and just eat spoonfuls of it without any bread or biscuits.”