I admit I am a shameless chocoholic. Unfortunately the shipping fees are outrageous for chocolates from Europe and FDA regs on shipping food have caused some choclatiers (Le Roux, most notably) to suspend all shipments to the US.
I went to Salon du Chocolat in Paris last year for fun, but also to pick up a parcel of Le Roux chocolates special ordered in advance at their booth. I've also actually found a cheap plane ticket (in the old days when round trips to London could be had for $250) and flown over the weekend to pick up my treasured salted caramels from L'artisan du Chocolat in London with a quick train stop to Paris.
Anyone else have any interesting stories about how far they have gone to get a box of chocolates?