January 30, 2012, by Recovering Chocoholic
The Five Most Expensive Chocolates In The World
Chocolate in the United States is a $15 billion industry that shows no signs of slowing down. And with Valentine’s Day a little over two weeks away, chocolate connoisseurs are searching for somewhere to spend their money on luxurious chocolates. Well, if you’re interested in spending some serious coin on chocolate, here is a list counting down the five most expensive chocolates in the world.
5. Richart Chocolates
At a meager $120 per pound, Richart Chocolates of Paris infuse 70% Criollo cocoa into their products. This cocoa from Venezuela is considered to be the best in the world. Richart distinguishes their product line with a heavy dose of almonds, raspberries, strawberries, and other exotic fruits.
4. Godiva “G” Collection
Weighing in at $120 per pound, Godiva of Belgium has been in the business of luxury chocolates since 1926. Godiva’s “G” Collection comes in a series of box sets that offers over 30 different distinctive flavors including pumpkin, root beer float, and key lime.
At $504 per pound, Delafee offers the first presence of gold on our countdown. These lavish chocolates are completely covered with 24k gold flakes. However, this Swiss company wasn’t satisfied with just gold covered chocolate. Delafee also produces gold covered lollipops, sparkling wine with gold flakes, and a Dominican cigar wrapped in a gold leaf.
The first American chocolate company to make an appearance on this list is Noka Chocolates. And at $854 per pound, these chocolates spare no expense. The chocolate is made of 75% cocoa from Venezuela.
The number one most expensive chocolate in the world goes to Connecticut chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt. At $2,600 per pound, this chocolate is absurdly expensive. In the form of a $250 1.9 oz. truffle, the La Madeline au Truffe is truly a luxurious chocolate. Each truffle, which must be pre-ordered, is delivered on a bed of sugar pearls in a silver box.