How much do you think the most expensive chocolate in the world is worth? Would you buy it if it was guaranteed to be the best chocolate you’ve ever tasted? Some people would. The first society ever known to use chocolate were the Aztecs somewhere around 1900 BC. It was originally served as a drink mixed with spices. But by the 16th century, it made its way over to Europe where it was mixed with sugar. Soon after, the very high class started enjoying something that resembles the chocolate we all know and love today. Despite the fact that most would consider it a necessity, chocolate is still a luxury item with global sales of over 100 billion dollars. So how much would you spend for this luxury item? Find out in today’s list. These are the 25 most expensive chocolates in the world.
La Madeline au Truffe by house of Knipschildt is a $250 chocolate truffle. It's made with Valrhona dark chocolate and truffle oil (as well as the usual sugar, cream, and vanilla). The Truffle oil is from the French Perigord truffle and cost up to $1,000 per pound. Each La Madeline au Truffle is made to order and takes up to two weeks to deliver.
$69 per pound, Vosges chocolates feature unique flavor combinations such a chocolate and bacon or a coconut and Indian Curry with milk chocolate. Yes please.
For $260, in late 2014, you could've gotten yourself a To’ak 2014 Rain Harvest 50s gram Chocolate Bar. It was Fair-Trade, USDA certified, 81% dark chocolate and came in a box made from Spanish Elm engraved with the specific bar number, as only 574 were made. There was also a 116 page booklet included, so you could read it and remind yourself why you spent $260 on a chocolate bar. The only ingredients, by the way, were cocoa and cane sugar.
Richart’s Intense Valentine Gourmet Chocolates are $77 for a box of 49 chocolates. The real frustration here is that it's 49, not 50, so those of us with a strong sense of symmetry will have to eat them quickly just to cope. However, they are legitimate French Chocolates, each one having one of seven fancy flavors / aromas - floral, spicy, citrus, balsm, roasted, fruity, or herbal. The box also comes with a dark chocolate plaque for your valentine, so maybe that's piece 50.
Godiva has become a pretty common brand of chocolate, having a shop in pretty much every major shopping center in the US. But every once in a while they release a high end collection. In the case of their "G" collection, the selection of 15 chocolates cost $120 USD per pound.
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