Chocolates are delicacies and to a certain degree healthy to eat. If money is not an issue, feel free to buy one of the most expensive boxes of chocolate in the world for the love of your life. We have built a list of the ten most expensive chocolates available on the market today.
1. Chocopologie by Knipschildt
Cost: $2,600 per pound
Web site: www.knipschildt.com
Knipschildt Chocolatier was founded in 1999 by Fritz Knipschildt, who began his culinary journey as a chef in Odense, Denmark. The most-expensive chocolate he sells–a $250 dark chocolate truffle with a French black truffle inside–is available only on a preorder-only basis. It’s made of 70% Valrhona cacao, which is blended into a creamy ganache with truffle oil. The truffle is then magnificantly hand-rolled with a dark truffle on the inside and dusted with cocoa powder.
Chocopologie is much more than a chocolate factory in Connecticut—it’s an trendy European-style café that serves light fare from 7 a.m. to midnight, including specialty coffees and teas, and, of course, some of the finest chocolates in the United States.
2. Noka Vintages Collection
Cost: $854 per pound
Web site: www.nokachocolate.com
Noka chocolate is a mixture of the finest dark chocolates, exclusively extracted from plantations in Venezuela, Trinidad, Cote d’Ivoire and Ecuador. The Vintages Collection of chocolate is 75% pure, single-origin cacao, with other ingredients that include cacao butter and sugar. Noka does not use any soy lecithin or vanilla n their chocolate-making process.
Perfect chocolate pairing: Noka recommends bold red wines and brut champagnes as the ideal complements to its chocolates. If you have the money, I definitely recommend you try both.
Cost: $508 per pound
Web site: www.delafee.com
For those who love a bit of sparkle in their chocolate, there’s always Delafee. The chocolate is specially prepared with fine cocoa beans and flakes of edible 24-karat gold applied by hand to each bar. Other ingredients include sugar, coconut oil, cocoa butter, milk powder and vanilla.
4. Godiva “G” Collection
Cost: $120 per pound
Web site: www.godiva.com
The well-known chocolate brand maker, which first originated in Belgium, introduced the “G” Collection of chocolates, which are made with various ingredients and flavors, such as Palet d’Or, Tasmanian Honey and Mexican Hot Chocolate. Each chocolate is comprised of premium cocoa beans and other ingredients that are dependent on each type of bonbon.
The collection itself is made up of 15 true artisan quality chocolates designed by an exceptional pastry chef, Norman Love. The pieces in the collection are simply exquisite and the flavors all too die for.
Cost: $120 per pound
Web site: www.richart-chocolates.com
The Richart chocolate tradition originated in Lyon, France and has been on the market 1925. Today they operate more than a dozen boutiques across Europe and also in the U.S. and Tokyo. Richart’s range is vast. The first time you indulge in Richart chocolates, you probably won’t know where to begin. If it’s one of Richart’s special occasion assortments, you’ll find the petits (chocolates) hidden beneath an inscribed chocolate plaque. In the case of the Envol ballotin, you’ll be faced with some 49 luscious cubes decorated with hand-applied cocoa butter designs. Each is a small, but unique, work of art, pleasing to both eye and palate.