Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Five Most Expensive Chocolates in the World

Chocolates are something we buy often when we do our shopping. But what if the chocolate is too expensive to be affordable?
Chocolates are one of the many heavenly tastes to our tongues. We buy loads of them and store them in the refrigerator to be eaten at will. But sometimes, buying chocolates can get a little expensive:
  • Creator: Knipschildt
  • Cost: $2,600 per pound
  • Location: Norwalk, Connecticut .
  • Founded by Fritz Knipschildt, a chef who got his culinary education in Denmark, in 1999, Knischildt creates one of the world’s tastiest chocolates. Its costliest on-piece chocolate is a $250 dark chocolate truffle with French black truffle within it (in picture). This special truffle, available only on a pre-order basis, is mainly composed of 70% Valhrona cacao blended into a creamy ganache with truffle oil. The truffle is made with extremely precise bare hands and finally dusted with cocoa powder.
  • NOKA

  • Creator: Noka Vintages Collection
  • Cost: $854 per pound
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • A compilation of the finest dark chocolates obtained from selective plantations in Venezuela, Côte d’Ivoire, Trinidad and Ecuador, Noka chocolate is the second most expensive in the world. It comprises of 75% pure, single-origin cacao with other ingredients like cacao butter and sugar. One amazing fact about this chocolate manufacturer is that it does not add any type of emulsifier or vanilla flavors in its chocolates.
  • Creator: Delfee©
  • Cost: $504 per pound
  • Location: Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • For those ladies who are fans of gold, there’s Delafee to be tried out, because this chocolate is made by applying real 24K edible flakes of gold to each praline by hand. Otherwise, it is composed of sugar, coconut oil, cocoa butter, milk powder and vanilla.

  • Creator: Richart ©
  • Cost: $120 per pound
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Richart chocolate might be only the fourth most expensive chocolate in the world, but it is made up of 70% Criollo cocoa from Venezuela, which is considered to be the best quality of chocolate in the world. The cocoa used in the chocolates is finely ground, to give a smooth taste to any taster. To match with the finest chocolate, the best varieties of almonds, raspberries, strawberries and other exotic species are used.

  • Creator: Godiva “G” Collection
  • Cost: $117 per pound
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • With its origins from Belgium, the well known chocolatier, Godiva, introduced its “G” Collection of chocolates only recently. The whole of “G” Collections is comprised of various ingredients and flavors like Palet d’Or, Tasmanian honey and Mexican Hot Chocolate. The flavoring of the chocolates depends on the type of bon-bon that is manufactured.

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