Elvis’s Fool’s Gold Loaf

Supposedly on February 1, 1976, Elvis Presley boarded his private jet (The Lisa Marie) from Graceland to Denver for one reason…a Fool’s Gold Loaf sandwich. He flew some buddies he was entertaining to the Colorado Mine Company restaurant who served these 50 dollar sandwichs. They actually only landed at the airport and were met by the owners of the restaurant with Nick Andurlakis the cook with 22 of these sandwiches to be consumed on the plane. Nick and the pilots were invited to stay and dine with Elvis…After the meal was finished…Elvis and his friends flew back to Graceland.


The Colorado Mine Company is now sadly closed but Nick Andurlakis now owns a restaurant called Nick’s Cafe and still sells these to anyone brave enough to try. … better have some cholesterol pills and a couple of defibrillators would not hurt. 

Here are the ingredients and instructions if you dare. Nick has said…make these at your own risk. One should feed 8-10 people and a bite or two would not hurt… but again supposedly, Elvis could knock one down by himself…

2 T margarine
1 loaf French white bread
1 lb / 450 g bacon slices
1 jar of smooth peanut butter
1 jar of grape jelly

Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Spread the margarine generously all over all sides of the loaf. Place it on a baking sheet in the oven.

Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a bit of oil until it is crisp and drain it thoroughly on paper towels.

Remove the loaf from the oven when it is evenly browned, after approximately 15 minutes. Slice the loaf lengthwise and hollow out the interior, leaving as much bread along the walls as desired. Slather a thick layer of peanut butter in the cavity of the loaf and follow with another thick layer of grape jelly. Use lots of both.

Arrange the bacon slices inside the cavity, or, if desired, layer the bacon slivers between the peanut butter and jelly. Close the loaf, slice and eat.

Here is much more about the event… “Thank You Very Much






Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

23 thoughts on “Elvis’s Fool’s Gold Loaf”

    1. Oh no…you must use the real deal on this…just for Elvis.
      I hope people don’t think I am picking at him…it’s just so interesting…you said it the best….it is so Elvis.
      The link gives you details.,.


      1. That works lol!
        Oh I’m reading a book about him. Elvis is the one person I’ve never read much about… Last Train To Memphis…it is interesting.


      2. Yes I plan to write one. I’ll be done with it in a few days. … its by Peter Guralnick and this book goes to 1958 and he has a second book that goes to Elvis’s death. I have the second lined up in audible.

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  1. Wow, so interesting! I could not, nor would not, ever eat something like that. Didn’t he also love fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, or something like that? The man loved his peanut butter, that’s for sure.

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      1. I love peanut butter but, I am one of those that doesn’t want it with jelly or jam. That is bad enough. But, with bacon…and MARGARINE???

        I just vomited in my mouth a bit…

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      2. lol… I’m reading a book on him…I may have told you. Last Train To Memphis….I’ve read probably 15 or so books on the Beatles….not one on Elvis…It only goes to 58 but it’s really good.
        I have the part 2 book that goes from 59 to his death…the crazy years.


      3. Yes it is really good. I’m around an hour from finishing it. His mom just passed…they were tight…I mean tight. All three of them were but especially with his mom.
        He was a good kid but learned quick about how to juggle women and use that southern charm when he started to sing.
        It’s worth a read….but the worst thing he did was to stick with the damn Colonel…

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