Who doesn’t like chocolates? A food product made from the fruit of a cacao tree. Raw, unprocessed chocolate tastes dry, but chocolate that’s been fermented, dried, and roasted with sugar and cream. Here is the list of the 16 most expensive chocolates worldwide that chocolates lovers should know.
Price: $1.5 million for one box
Le Chocolate Box by Lake Forest Confections & Simon Jewelers is the world’s most expensive chocolate. You were able to purchase a box for $1.5 million each. Although the chocolates are gourmet, the unbelievable price is because of the extras that come with the box.
Price: $25,000 per Chocolate Sundae.
The high-end version of Serendipity 3’s signature frozen hot chocolate is worth $25,000 and is second on our list of the most expensive chocolates in the world.
It also holds the world record for the most expensive dessert, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and the fanciful price includes more than just ice cream. The dessert is decorated with 5g of edible 23-karat gold, and you get to keep the 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds that the dessert is served with.
Our next chocolate holds an entire record, the most expensive non-jewelled chocolate egg sold at auction. The chocolate egg weighed over 110 pounds and was sold in aid of The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt.
The most expensive chocolate egg in the world, named “Golden Speckled Egg,” sold for $11,107. Seven chocolatiers from UK and Japan used Amedei chocolate, edible gold leaf, and couture chocolate filling to create this one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Price: $10,000 for 49 pieces.
Harrod’s launched Swarovski studded chocolates in 2008, featuring a price range of $10,000. The exclusively designed packages were created by Lebanese Chocolatier, Patchi.
The box comprised 49 chocolates hand-wrapped in Indian silk, studded with Swarovski crystals, a specific precision cut-crystal glass made only by its producers in Austria and delivered in packaging made of genuine leather and more hand-woven silk.
The $10,000 chocolate box is no longer available for sale, but world-renown chocolate shop Patchi is still going strong. They offer a wide range of chocolate delicacies, including the ability to build your chocolate box for around $150.
Price: $1,600 for one bar
In 1995, Cadbury’s famous chocolate company decided to relaunch the Wispa Gold Bar. To help publicise the event, they created a special Wispa Gold Bar worth $1,600. It was made with premium Madagascan cocoa beans and edible gold leaf.
The unique treat was put up for auction, but the winning bidder never stepped forward to claim their prize, so the bar returned to Cadbury. Today, it’s on display in their Cadbury World chocolate-themed museum, while more affordable versions of the bar are available at retail locations everywhere.
Price: $517 for a box of eight pralines
Taking the idea of rich-tasting chocolate to a new level, these pralines from DeLafée are highlighted with real, edible 24-karat gold. Even fancier, the box of eight chocolate-and-gold pralines contains a real, non-edible Swiss gold coin from 1910 to 1920.
Even the maker admits gold doesn’t have much taste, but it does add a warm glow to the dark chocolate. It’s a delicious treat for the eyes and the taste buds.
Price: $450 per 50 grams
Ecuadorian chocolatiers To’ak prefer it if people refer to their premium Art Series Blend as the “most valuable” chocolate rather than the “most expensive” – but at $450 for 50 grams, both terms seem to apply!
This chocolate isn’t made overnight. The rare cacao beans are aged for three years in a French oak cognac case. The result is Ecuadorian dark chocolate with 77% cacao beans. After ordering, the chocolate takes up to six weeks to arrive.
Price: $665 (640 CHF).
La Chuorsa officially held the title of the most expensive chocolate bar in the world when it beat out La Madailane au Truffe in 2019. The 80-gram bar costs CHF 640 (around $665) and includes luxury ingredients such as saffron, crystallised orange crisps, and 68% Chuao chocolate.
The elaborate price for this chocolate is solely based on the value of the chocolate itself. That’s right; you won’t be getting any expensive jewellery with your purchase of this chocolate bar.
Price: $325 for nine truffles and a bottle of champagne
Vosges Haut Chocolat, a Chicago chocolate shop owned by chef Katrina Markoff, is famous for fanciful experimentation. Katrina selects unusual ingredients such as wasabi, bacon, cinnamon, chilis, and more!
One of the shop’s priciest options is this luxury gift box, which contains their signature Exotic Truffle collection plus a bottle of Krug Champagne. Packaged in a handsome purple box, they’re the perfect way to celebrate.
Price: $283 for 36 pieces
Founded in 1800, famous French chocolate manufacturers Debauva and Gallais set out to make a masterpiece to honour their 200th anniversary in business. Le Livre is the result, a box of 35 handmade pralines and ganaches with a cocoa percentage of up to 99%.
Enjoy a bite of history, too. Sulpice Debauve opened his chocolate shop at the request of Marie Antoinette. He was the sole chocolate supplier for the entire royal family for many years.
Price: $280 for a 100-piece box
From her New York boutique, famed chocolatier Maribel Lieberman crafts her world-famous New York Holiday Chocolate Ganaches. Untie the cocoa-coloured ribbon and open the signature blue box to reveal 100 handcrafted ganaches.
Every aspect of the box of chocolates is created as a work of art. The Honduras-born chocolatier believes most people haven’t experienced real chocolate, and she wants to change that. Her fans are Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Lopez, and even Oprah Winfrey.
The House of Grauer is primarily a cigar manufacturer, although they also produce a variety of teas, coffees, and even chocolate. Their Aficionado’s Collection is a chocolate box that carries a fancy cigar’s subtle aroma. Three types of chocolate are available: milk, dark, and roasted Italian hazelnut.
The chocolates are packaged in a sophisticated brown-and-gold box with a light brown ribbon. While it’s not the most romantic design on this list, it’s an excellent choice for clients and other upscale business situations where you want to impress.
Price: $250 per truffle
This decadent and delicious chocolate-covered truffle is the premier creation of world-renown Danish chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt. La Chuorsa overtook the most expensive chocolate record from La Madelaine au Truffe in 2019.
You have to plan ahead to enjoy this chocolate delight. Each is made to order and shipped with Next Day Air. Once the chocolate-covered truffle arrives, it has a seven-day shelf life, but good luck not eating it right after opening the box!
Price: $166 for an 81-piece box
Richart is a luxury chocolate maker known for pushing the boundaries of how chocolate tastes. You can find chocolate with fruits, spices, and other bold combinations. They source their premier cocoa beans from growers in Haiti, Madagascar, Venezuela, and more.
Price: $158 per box
While most high-end chocolate shops have a single master chocolatier at the helm, few are as hands-on as namesake owner Pierre Marcolini.
He travels the world to select the cocoa beans used in his chocolate creations personally. You’ll find cocoa from Ecuador, Madagascar, Mexico, Venezuela, and other places known for incredible cocoa.
They offer a wide range of tasty delights, with their fanciest option called The Collection. It’s a four-drawer gift box that contains 36 Grands Crus chocolate ganaches, 36 pralines, 25 heart-shaped chocolates, and more. It’s a tour-de-force of Marcolini’s greatest creations.
Price: $90 per bar
The word “artisanal” gets thrown around a lot, but these Italian masters are the real deal. From their boutique in Pontedera, they control all aspects of production, from raw material to the final product shipped to your door.
You’ll find only a few simple ingredients: Criollo and Trinitario cocoa beans, cane sugar, milk, and fruit. Their Porcelana chocolate bar uses a genetically-pure cocoa bean that’s almost translucent. Their high-end bars sell for $90 a bar, although you can find cheaper options.
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