Someone Paid $14,000 for a Dozen Cronuts

the City Harvest Bid Against Hunger tasting event on October 22, 2013 in New York City.
Is the box made of real gold? Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

It was for a good cause: At City Harvest's Bid Against Hunger auction, it only took Dominique Ansel and Questlove twenty minutes to sell twelve Cronuts for $14,000. That's $1,166 per Cronut, folks. Ansel knows: With great power comes great responsibility.