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World’s most expensive chocolates

Andrea Divirgilio / April 5, 2012

Chocolates came into existence since the ancient Maya and Aztec cultures started mixing ground cacao seeds with various seasonings to make a spicy drink. Chocolates are one of the most liked treats that almost everyone can enjoy. People buy tons of chocolates each year, whether it is a delicacy for themselves or a gift for any occasion. Gourmet chocolates are available in as much shapes, sizes and flavors as one can imagine. Chocolates seem to eternally entertain the palate immaterial of the age. Chocolatiers around the world use top secret recipes to come up with the most generous blend. According to a survey, Americans spend about $13 billion every year, but there are people who can splurge $ 2,600 per 450 grams alone on one chocolate. Hence, we have come up with a list of most expensive chocolates for the true chocoholics. Read on:

Le Chocolate Box

Price: $1.5 million

Generally women are overwhelmed with two types of gifts, one is jewelry and other is chocolate. But, if the chocolate box costs 1.5 million, the later is a better choice. Yes, a chocolate box that has been designed by well known Simons Jewelers has two together to make the ultimate gift with their Le Chocolate collection. The chocolate box has an assorted chocolate from Lake Forest Confections decorated with an arrangement of hi-end jewelry. The collection of jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets decked with yellow and blue diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires.

Swarovski-studded chocolates

Price: $10,000

If you want to take luxury to another level then, these Swarovski-studded chocolates are the best example for that. These chocolates are launched by Harrods and are packed by Lebanese chocolatier Patchi. Hand wrapped in Indian silk, Patchi has presented them on suede leather with gold and platinum linings. The chocolate box has 49 pieces of chocolates each wrapped in silk and topped with Swarowski crystal flowers or a delicate silk rose.

Fritz Knipschildt’s Chocopolagie

Price: $ 2,600 per 450 grams

Discovered by Fritz Knipschildt, this mesmerizing chocolate is one the world’s most expensive and most delicious delicacy in the world. Chef who studied culinary created this brilliant recipe in 1999 and since then it is known to the world. This dark truffle is priced at $ 250 per piece and comes from France. This delicacy is made of handmade truffle oil mixed with 70 percent cocoa Valhrona Ganache. The truffle is finally finished with cocoa powder.

Noka Vintages Collection

Price: $854 per pound

Produced by Noka Vintages collection, this mouth watering delicacy has been obtained from selective plantations in Venezuela, Côte d’Ivoire, Trinidad and Ecuador. The world’s second most expensive chocolate consists of 75 percent pure, single-origin cacao with other ingredients like cacao butter and sugar. This is the purest chocolate without any addition of emulsifier or vanilla flavors.

Wispa Gold chocolate

Price: $1,628

This Wispa gold chocolate was launched under the group “Bring back Cadbury’s Wispa Gold, campaign. The delicious chocolate is wrapped in an edible gold wrapper (55p) and was delivered by the well known singer Tony Hadley and Spandau Ballet. Priced at $1,628 for one chocolate bar, this is a treat for true chocoholics.

Gold and Diamond chocolates

Price: $1,250

For people who can splurge a fortune on a bar of chocolate, The Royal Collection from Cocoa Gourmet has introduced diamond, gold and silver chocolate. These chocolates will not only satisfy the chocolate carving but will also trigger the luxury angle in you. 12 pieces in all, made of 4 each for gold, diamond and silver (edible) has a soft texture of Swiss ganache. The edible metals used in the delicacy are absolutely safe and are certified by the international food industry standards.

Michel Cluizel Chocolate

Price: $895

French chocolate house Michel Cluizel is known for the assorted chocolates and the distinct taste. Once again the chocolate house has come up with chocolate gift pack that includes 400 pieces of handmade chocolate in specially designed packages. The chocolate plantation has been done specifically for ten countries such as Java, Ghana ,Ecuador, Madagascar, Venezuela etc. The gift pack has number of unique delicacies to chose from such as crème brûlée made of ganache with caramelized butter, palet passion made with milk chocolate ganache, palet framboise combining dark chocolate ganache, raspberry pulp and palet au miel made of ganache with chestnut honey. The chocolates consist of the cocoa that range from 33% to 99% and are made with cocoa butter, sugar and Bourbon vanilla beans.

24 carat Gold Collection

Price: NA

Chocolate is the favorite dessert for most of the people, and for those who combine luxury and chocolate together this 24 karat gold chocolate is a perfect blend. The self-proclaimed haute couturier of chocolates Beschle Chocolatier Suisse has rolled out a new range of products elite to travel retail. The pack has ten chocolate varieties such as Beschle’s Finest Collection, Perfect Match and the Boudoir Collection etc. The Gold Collection includes Napolitaines and Truffles. 24 karat gold dust is sprinkled over the truffles that has surpassed all the efforts of luxury and is designed in a boudoir style reminiscent of the 1920s.

Swarovski studded chocolate box

Price: $294

A true chocoholic won’t mind splurging hundreds of dollars on a delicious piece of chocolate, after all there’s nothing better than enjoying a morsel of sweet chocolate. Since, everything has to be classy and opulent for the wealthy, a company called ‘The Chocolate’ has fashioned one of the world’s best chocolate and truffle for the perpetual taste that is also billed as the most luxurious chocolate experience in the world. The company creates luxury champagne truffles, luxury chocolate truffles, luxury handmade chocolates and edible pure gold chocolates all created by a secret recipe from Italy. These chocolates are packed in a very luxurious Swarovski studded chocolate box made of recyclable material and is encrusted with 450 Swarovski Crystals inside out.

The Aficionado’s Collection Chocolates

Price: $275

The opulent smokers who love the smell of their expensive cigar House Of Grauer has created Aficionados Collection of chocolates. These chocolates comes in variety of flavors like milk chocolate with French organic bee pollen, Sri Lankan cinnamon, Italian roasted hazelnut etc. Each chocolate represents the cigar smoking tradition and is rolled in a cigar leaf.

Chocolate Truffle Box Cake

Price: $180

Some people like chocolates and others like truffle. This edible chocolate box is made for the people who enjoy both. It is made of Bourbon vanilla cheesecake on a macadamia nut crust all boxed within dark Belgian chocolate. Entire box is edible including the lid of the box that comes off to expose a layer of huge chocolate truffles set in white chocolate “tissue paper.” You will have to eat the truffle to actually eat the cheesecake. This beautifully decorated chocolate box is priced at $180.

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