The price of edible gold leaf varies according to how much you are looking to purchase and can be on the expensive side, but The Daily Meal reported in 2015 that it was possible to find a five-pack of 3×3-inch gold leaf sheets online for around $24. On Amazon, a 10-sheet, 3.15×3.15-inch book of 24-karat gold leaf might cost around $25. For a better understanding of just how much gold that is (or isn’t), The Daily Meal explains that a gold bar similar in size and width to a standard pack of gum can be pressed into a football field-sized sheet of gold leaf.
The Spruce Eats reports that edible gold sheets can be found in various sizes ranging from 1 1/2 inches to 5 1/2 inches, typically sold as a pack of multiple sheets ranging from 5-100 sheets per package. If you prefer to buy gold leaf that has already been broken up into flakes, the edible metal will likely be packaged in a jar and available in various weights, ranging from 100 milligrams to 1 gram per jar. In 2012, Slate reported that 1 gram of gold leaf could cost up to $120-$160 per gram. While this may seem like a lofty investment because edible gold is very thin, you are likely to get a lot of bang for your buck; and when it comes to using gold, a little can go a long way.