Ever since pre-Columbian Mexico, chocolate has played the vital role of living. Chocolate is basically extracted from the bean pods of cacao trees. At least 5 pounds of chocolates can be yielded from one mature cacao tree.
10. Vosges Haut-Chocolat
Founderanda chocolatier Katrina Markoffonly targeted and used the finest and highest quality of ingredients, specially the cocoa beans themselves, creating an intriguing array of chocolates with unique flavors derived from spice blends, roots, herbs, and other flavor profiles, creating a diverse selection for a diverse market.
Price tag: $698 per pound
9. Richard Donnelly
Richard Donnellyhas kept the standards high for every chocolate bar that leaves his shops. Nothing but the finest Belgian and French couvertures are sourced and used, creating every piece of fantasy by hand. His chocolates are admired for their simplicity in its façade but sophisticated in its depth of flavors.
Price tag: $75 per pound
Using European methodologies and a Venezuelan flare, Chuao chocolates are handmade, sourcing only the best and freshest ingredients, with completely zero preservatives. This type of pure happiness got its name from a region of Chuao, Venezuela that produces such cocoa beans.
Price tag: $79 per pound
Creating chocolates of low sugar content, and zero additives and preservatives and zero dyes, Debauve&Gallais maintain its tradition, grandeur and allure to the public by only creating creations of topnotch quality, from topnotch ingredients.
Price tag: $94 per pound
6. Pierre Marcolini
Creating a dream in every morsel of chocolate you bite is not a hard task for Pierre Marcolini. Truffles are made only from the highest quality of cocoa beans paired with an exquisite array of flavors of tea, nuts, berries and etc.
Price tag: $102.5 per pound
5. Godiva “G” Collection
Recently introduced by Godiva, the “G” Collection offers different varieties of bonbons, pairing each type of chocolate with different flavors. Only the highest premium of cocoa beans and other ingredients are used with every morsel.
Price tag: $120 per pound
Making chocolates only from the best cocoa in the world, 70% Criollo cocoa of Venezuela, is the trade mark of Richart in giving your every mouthful of chocolate a happiness like no other. The chocolates bear a mil-yet-full flavor, only pairing it with the highest grade of ingredients.
Price tag: $120 per pound
For Delafée, all the chocolates that glitter are gold, literally. The chocolates, made from premium cocoa beans, are painstakingly lace by hand with 24-karat gold flakes of which are edible. Other ingredients that do make it into the chocolates are also finely selected.
Price tag: $508 per pound
2. Noka Vintages Collection
Made from the finest and the highest grade possible of cocoa beans from Ecuador, Venezuela, Côte d’Ivoire, and Trinidad, this box of fine dark chocolates is made from 75% pure, single-origin cocoa beans and other ingredients.
Price tag: $854 per pound
1. Chocopologie by Knipschildt
Founded by Fritz Knipschildt in 1999, the most expensive truffle can be bought only after a pre-order is made. The truffle is made of 70% Valrhona cocoa, blended to perfection with a luscious ganache infused with truffle oil.
Price tag: $2600 per pound