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Most expensive chocolates in the world

Last updated on: January 13, 2013 10:30 IST

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Chocolates may help a person relax but talking about it is exciting. For chocolate lovers, here is a list of most expensive chocolates in the world. Some of these products were available for limited period.

Source: bornrich.com and Forbes

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Photographs: Nikola Solic/Reuters

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Swarovski-studded chocolates

Price: $10,000

Lebanese chocolatier Patchi had tied up with UK's Harrods for this exclusive offering. These were wrapped in Indian silk and each of the 49 pieces was covered up with gold and Swarovski crystal.

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Chocolate truffle by Fritz Knipschildt

Price: $2,600 per pound

From the cafe of award-winning chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt, this truffle sells for $250 a piece, which converts to the price of $2,600 per pound. The product has a seven-day shelf life and is made-to-order.

Also called as La Madeline au Truffe, it has 70 per cent Valrhona dark chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil and vanilla as the base.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Knipschildt Chocolatier

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Wispa Gold chocolate by Cadbury

Price: $1,628 a bar

Call it a marketing gimmick by Cadbury, the company made this bar as a campaign to re-launch its Wispa Gold chocolates in the UK, which was discontinued for six years. It was wrapped in an edible gold leaf and sheathed in a gold leaf wrapper. It was sold through Selfridges, a high-end department store chain in the UK.

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DeLafee Chocolates with edible gold

Price: $508 per pound

DeLafee specialises in recipes and designs for luxury gifts decorated with edible gold and silver. This collection is made using cocoa from Ecuador, and obviously, edible gold. You can even buy edible gold from the company that is sold for $116 a gram, or approximately Rs 6,400.

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Photographs: Courtesy, DeLafee
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Swarovski studded chocolate box by The Chocolate

Price: $294

The chocolate box was sold at Harrods, the luxury department store in London's Knightsbridge. It is now available at the-chocolate.com. The box that adorns over 450 Swarovski Crystals, houses 15 Amedei Toscano Black Truffles filled with champagne and topped with flakes of edible 24-carat gold. Each box is handmade and has unique design.

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Photographs: Courtesy, the-chocolate com

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The Aficionado's Collection by The House of Grauer

Price: $210 (195 Swiss franc)

Targeted towards smokers of cigars, the company wants customers to enjoy tobacco product with its chocolate.

This collection has 104 individual chocolates in 14 different flavours including French Organic Bee Pollen, Japanese Matcha Tea, Hawaiian Kona Coffee Bean and Turkish Star Anise.

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Photographs: Courtesy, The House of Grauer

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Richart

Price: $120 per pound

Fruity, floral, citrus, herbal, spiced are not only associated with perfume and liquors, Richart offers these flavours in chocolates, too. Yes, it does use the finest cocoa from Venezuela, Haiti, Madagascar, and other places.

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Pierre Marcolini

Price: $102.50 per pound

Finally, a Belgian gourmet chocolatier, who also sources the finest cacao beans from Venezuela, Madagascar, Ecuador and Mexico. A fine artist, he come up with innovative chocolates like chefs designs their dishes. For example, one of his chocolates called Pierre Marcolini Grand Cru is prepared from best chocolate from Venezuela, Java, Madagascar flavoured with fresh vanilla.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Pierre Marcolini eboutique

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Amedei Porcelana

Price: $90 a pound

This multi-award winning chocolate is made by Amedei chocolatier of Tuscany, Italy. These are made from a cocoa bean called Procelana, which is considered to be a pure strain of high-prized Criollo cocoa - a native of Venezuela.

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Debauve & Gallais

Price: NA

The gourmet chocolate maker is a purist and all products are made with pure cocoa butter, without the use of soy lecithin, dyes, preservatives or additives. That's why the chocolates it makes are not shiny in appearance, but are classy in all other aspects. Natural ingredients also makes the chocolate making process difficult. The result: finer, more delicate and authentic chocolates.

The price of the products varies and can go as high as $550 for Le Livre collection or even $900 for Le Grand Louis XVI collection.


Photographs: Courtesy, Debauve & Gallais

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