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Jean Pierre Sancho's head pastry chef Catherine Trojano. Picture: Dione Davidson

A mouth-watering showbag at this year's Perth Royal Show has broken the record as the most expensive in the event's 180-year history.

The Jean Pierre Sancho Macaroons 30 showbag contains 30 handmade macaroons and a voucher for the award-winning French patisserie in Perth, which won the title of Australia's Best Bakery this year.

The price tag? A whopping $150.

"I didn't know it was the most expensive in the show's history, and I can't say that is very flattering," bakery co-owner Franck Durolek said. "But it's something special and not something you would have every day."

Mr Durolek said much of the cost was in the 18 truffle and gold-leaf macaroons. "They are made from real truffle and real gold-leaf dust, and the price of gold is very high."

French macaroons have soared in popularity since they featured on TV's MasterChef last year.

Mr Durolek said the showbag was one of six the patisserie was selling at various prices.

It follows an increasing trend towards more expensive showbags aimed at adults and gourmet food lovers at this year's Show, which runs from October 1 to 8.

The West Australian

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