Austerity has been hard. But if we only knew what our mud is worth we could have paid off Anglo and still partied.

QVC is selling Irish mud for $59 per 5oz jar. This is a huge bargain as it normally retails at $129 for the same amount.

The mud was dug up by Peter Thomas Roth when on holiday. While we don't know if any direct connection between Philip and Ireland he does reveal that his wife's grandparents are from the country.

Even at the QVC price most of us could be sitting pretty if we just do a little digging.

Here's the QVC pitch.