Ah, Chocolates! Who doesn’t love them? While considered ‘God food’ by the ancient Mayans centuries ago, chocolates continue to be a token of delicacy all around the world even today. But have you ever wondered, ‘What is the most expensive chocolate?’ Well, in that case, you’re in for quite a surprise.
You might be familiar with the famous dialogue that goes something like, “Mama always said: Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” from one of the best classic movies of all time – Forrest Gump.
And while that is true to a large extent with today’s chocolates ranging from fanciful recipes to their exquisite and artful packaging, these serve as the ultimate form of comfort food. Whether you’re a sweet tooth or generally interested in knowing about the most expensive chocolate in the world, read along with the article as we dive into the world of chocolates to help with your “research.”
Ranking of the Most Expensive Chocolates
Without further ado, let’s just start off the list with the 15th most expensive chocolate in the world.
#15 Amedei Porcelana Chocolate Bar
From their roots set in Pontedera, Italy, we’ve got the most sought-after cocoa-rich Porcelana chocolate bar from the house of Italian chocolate master, Amedei Tuscany.
The limited-edition Porcelana bar is one of the sophisticated chocolates with complex flavor notes including the unique and pure Criollo bean with hints of spice and red wine.
While there are some cheaper options available, Amedie’s high-end bars can cost you about $90 for each chocolate bar.
#14 Grand Cru Chocolates by Pierre Marcolini
If you’re looking for a delicious chocolate box to gift your loved ones, you just can’t go wrong with Pierre Marcolini’s ‘Collection’ gift box.
The 4-drawer gift box comprising 36 Grands Crus chocolate ganaches, 36 Pralinés, 25 iconic Hearts along with the “Malline Découverte” is easily Marcolinis’s greatest and expensive chocolate creation that’s worth about $160.
#13 Richart Chocolates
From the luxury chocolate-makers, Richart that specialize in ultra-fine chocolate delicacies with fancy and bold experimentations, we’ve got the ‘Infuze’ chocolate box collection with a price tag of about $170.
The box of 81 filled chocolates has a total of 7 flavors including the infusions of spice, citrus, and caramel along with the hint of mint, just to name a few. Each chocolate is a masterpiece crafted with a non-alcoholic liquid center.
#12 La Madeline au Truffe from Knipschildt’s
The $250 La Madeline au Truffe from the house of Knipschildt is most certainly one of the expensive chocolates in the world.
With a shelf-life of 7 days, the extravagant and premium truffle by Fritz Knipschildt is created as a combination of the Valrhona dark chocolate and the rare French Perigord truffle covered with a fine cocoa powder coating.
#11 The House of Grauer Aficionado’s Collection
Would you fancy the smokiness of a cigar in your chocolate? Well, in that case, you probably need to check out the Aficionado collection from the house of Grauer.
Although primarily recognized as a cigar manufacturer, Grauer also deals in coffees, teas, and chocolates. With the availability of milk, dark and roasted Italian hazelnut chocolates in the signature brown-and-gold box packaging, the Aficionado collection makes up for an impressive and excellent corporate gift box worth $275.
#10 Ganache Cien Blue Box by MarieBelle New York
Up next, we’ve got the world-famous chocolate ganaches from New York’s famed chocolate boutique – MarieBelle whose fan list includes big names such as Oprah Winfrey and Jennifer Lopez.
If you want to experience the taste of true chocolate, you need to try out the masterfully crafted Ganaches from Maribel Liberman, the chocolatier behind the famous NY-based boutique. The box of Ganache chocolates that’s worth $280 inarguably stands out as one of the most expensive chocolates.
#9 Debauve and Gallais Le Livre
Want to indulge in the crafts of a chocolatier that was the sole supplier of the Royal family? If so, you definitely need to check out the Debauve & Gallais chocolate shop.
The renowned French chocolate manufacturer that was founded by Sulpice Debauve in 1800 created a masterpiece named ‘Le Livre’ at the commemoration of their 200 years of business. Inside the box, you’ll find the perfection of their chocolates in the form of 35 Pralines and Ganaches which cost about $280.
#8 Vosges Haut Chocolat Champagne and Exotic Truffles Collection
The Chicago chocolate shop, Vosges Haut Chocolat, is famous for its experimentation of ingredients including bacon, wasabi, even chilies, and more.
Run by the chef Katrina Markoff, the shop’s luxury gift box includes a packaged collection of their 9 signature exotic truffles along with the bottle of Krug champagne. The aesthetically attractive purple chocolate box is not only the priciest item in the shop but also one of the most expensive chocolates in the world at $325.
#7 Art Series Guayasamin by To’ak
Often dubbed as the most valuable chocolate at $450 per 50 grams, the Art Series Guayasamin is the premium offering from the Ecuadorian chocolatiers, To’ak.
With the ingredients that include 77% cocoa beans and cane sugar, the well-balanced and exceptional blend chocolate series from To’ak is the result of three years of aging in a French oak cognac case. The ultimate product is a beautifully designed dark chocolate that comes with wonderful packaging.
6. DeLafée Gold Chocolate Box with Antique Swiss Gold Coin
With a price tag of about half a grand, the next entry on the list is the Swiss-made gold chocolate box of Pralines from DeLafée.
As the name suggests, the fancy gift box includes a total of eight chocolate-rich pralines coated with 24-karat edible gold in addition to a real, antique, and collectible gold coin from the years 1910-1922. The DeLafée Gold chocolate box’s price of $517 justifies its spot among the world’s most expensive chocolates.
#5 Cadbury Wispa Gold Chocolate Bar
Up next, we’ve got the most expensive chocolate bar from the world-famous chocolate brand – Cadbury.
Made with premium Madagascar cocoa beans, the special Wispa Gold chocolate bar comes wrapped up in an edible gold leaf. While there are other affordable options found in local stores and online stores, the unique auction variant chocolate bar is on display in the chocolate-themed Cadbury World museum as reported by Ventured.
#4 Swarovski Studded Chocolates
The next entry is a collective art-of-work from the Lebanese chocolatier – Patchi and the world’s leading luxury department store – Harrods.
The $10000 worth of chocolate box includes 49 pieces of dark chocolate sprinkled with Swarovski crystals and wrapped in Indian silk. The beautiful gold-and rose-dressed chocolates come in a special leather box. While the creation of the Swarovski Studded Chocolate box is discontinued, you can still check out a lot of tasty and mouth-watering chocolate delicacies from Hitachi.
#3 Golden Speckled Chocolate Egg
With a Guinness World Record under its name, the Golden speckled chocolate egg is the third most expensive chocolate in the world priced at around $10000.
Crafted as a joint work of 7 chocolatiers from the UK and Japan, the titleholder for the “most expensive non-jeweled chocolate egg” is made of Amedei chocolate, edible gold leaf with couture chocolate filling. While the egg was further decorated with 12 chocolate mini-eggs, 5 white chocolate flowers, and 20 chocolate bars, it is no longer available as it was put up in an auction in 2012.
#2 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
Taking up the spot of the second most expensive chocolate in the world, we’ve got the $25000 worth of Chocolate Sundae from the NY-based restaurant, Serendipity 3.
The Guinness World Record holder for the most expensive dessert features a blend of some of the most expensive and exotic cocoas from across the world along with 5 grams of edible 23-karat gold. The now-discontinued Frrrozen Haute Chocolate came served in a goblet lined with edible gold and white diamonds.
#1 Le Chocolate Box
Topping off the list, we’ve got the world’s most expensive chocolate box priced at around $1.5 million. You read that correctly, over a million dollars for a chocolate box!
While it was a promotional stunt, the undisputed king of high-priced chocolates included caramelly rich chocolates from the Lake Forest chocolate factory along with really pricey jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, and rings from Simon Jewelers.
This brings us to the end of our article on the most expensive chocolates from around the world. From the millions of dollars worth ‘Le chocolate box’ to Guinness record holders for expensive chocolate delicacies, we’ve seen it all.
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