Melts in your mouth… A sin that we all want to indulge in… Chocolates are something that is tough to resist. A lot goes into the making of the chocolate and what we pick from our regular super markets is peanuts compared to the chocolates I am going to talk about here. Of course we all know that Swiss made chocolates are some of the most luxurious and you get some exotic cocoa beans from Ghana and southern America, but sometimes the price of a chocolate can surely make you break the bank.
The chocolates here may include a couple of brands that you find exorbitant and yet when you hear the prices of these luxury chocolates, you would happily pay for your ‘so called expensive chocolates‘. Now, in spite of the prices, you cannot deny that these chocolates are something that you should definitely eat or rather a sweet luxury you need to treat yourself to.
World’s Most Expensive Chocolates
At a whopping $508 per pound, this chocolate is like investing in jewelry because it comes with some gold sparkle. The chocolate is made with some of the finest cocoa beans available with an added flake of 24 karat gold to each of the bars. Now here’s one gold that you cannot wear but surely eat.
Along with the gold and fine chocolate, other ingredients here include the regular sugar and vanilla. Located in Switzerland, this company takes pride in making chocolate with edible gold.
Godiva “G” Collection
At $120 per pound this brand of chocolates needs no introduction. It originated in Belgium and since then it has evolved itself to produce one of the most expensive chocolates in the world.
The ‘G’ collection has some exquisite and exotic flavors like Mexican hot chocolate, along with Palet d’Or and Tasmanian Honey. The most premium cocoa beans are chosen to make this chocolate and the best part is that these are designed uniquely by pastry chef, Norman Love.
Wispa Gold Chocolate By Cadbury
Wispa Gold Chocolate comes from the favorite brand, Cadbury and again is one of the uniquely made chocolates from gold. Wispa gold is used in this sweet ending, which also gives the product its name. This was taken off the market for about 6-7 years and has been relaunched by popular demand. The glitzy gold is made in a leaf wrapper of gold and is designed specially.
This company has been known for making some of the most expensive chocolates in the world and luxury is their second name. They specialize in making chocolates from truffle, which is again one of the most costly food products in the world. To their chocolates is added the world’s top champagne,Armand de Brignac.
And if you think that was it, you are in for a surprise. Gold is again added to the chocolate, of course edible one. This is a product that can be sold regally at Harrods. You can pick the Amedei’s Toscano black truffles chocolate layered with gold and stuffed with champagne. It is given a fine finish with Swarovski crystals.
Le Grand Louis XVI by Debauve & Gallais
This French chocolate manufacturer had established their company, Debauv, way back in 1800 even before Antoine Gallais joined him (he was his nephew) about two decades later.
They had always held the position of being the purveyors of the royal court and later became the official suppliers for Napoleon and many other French kings. The Le Grand Louis XVI made by them costs around $900. This dark chocolate has high cocoa percentiles, almost going up to 99% in some cases.
This chocolate range originated in Lyon, France almost a 100 years ago and today they operate more than 12 boutiques across Europe and even U.S and one in Tokyo. The range available here is vast and you really don’t know where to commence when it comes to their expensive range of chocolates.
They have assortments that totally mesmerize you, starting from chocolates called petis, which are hidden underneath chocolate plaques. Then there is the Envol ballotin, which has forty nine luscious cubes with cocoa butter designs.
Chocopologie Chocolate Truffle
This brand comes from Fritz Knipschildt, who is a great chef in Denmark and formed the Knipschildt Chocolatier in 1999. Also named as La Madeline au Truffe, their chocolates are made with 70 percent Valrhona dark chocolate and has vanilla at the base.
There is lots of heavy cream along with some exotic truffle oil to give that chocolate some extra punch. Of course, you don’t get it right over the counter and you have to order it in advance. So along with a heavy price, it comes with a bit of waiting too. Also, the product should be eaten within 7 days of making, though most agree that all of it is eaten in less than an hour!
Most chocolates come from Europe and it is rare to hear of some great companies in the U.S but this American has made quite a name in North America by getting a spot on Oprah. Of course, though the success of this chocolatier goes back to Europe, the chocolates provide you with world class luxury.
This is like a bean-to-bar function because each process of the production is controlled to ensure that customers are happy when they walk out with the luxury they invested in. Subtle and yet classy, the expensive chocolates here leave you wanting for more.
Chuao Chocolatier… The name comes from the region of Chuao, Venezuela that is very popular for producing some of the finest cocoa. The techniques used here are European and the freshest of the ingredients are put into the chocolate. No preservatives are used in these gorgeous handmade chocolates that simply melt in the mouth.
This brand was started by Michael and Richard Antonorsi, who later moved to California. When you taste a piece of the Chuao chocolate, you taste an artisan piece of work where creativity blends with perfection and taste.
Vosges Haut Chocolat
Vosge offers some great chocolates including Naga, which is basically a milk chocolate with flavoring of Sweet Indian Curry along with coconut and Black Pearl.
Nah not the ship from the ‘Pirates of the Cari bean’ series, but this is a dark chocolate that has ginger in it along with wasabi. Then there is the Balsamico that contains modena balsamic vinegar along with Sicilian hazelnuts.
So the next time you consider on making investments, remember that chocolates can be on that list too. Of course, it will melt in your mouth in just a few seconds… But those few seconds are simply heaven!