What are the world’s most expensive chocolates?
For uniformity of comparison we'll use a standard of Price (US$)/100g.
1) Cocoa Gourmet
Their most expensive is Duo Gold
at US$253/piece!!. (US$506 for 2 pieces.) They offer gold and silver leaf covered chocolates. When I inquired about the weight my personal chocolate concierge replied, “Each Baton d’Or (22 carat gold chocolate) weight 26 grams once adorned”. So the total weight of the 2 pieces is 52 g. The price is...
You also get a velvet lined wooden box with an engraved brass plate. As for the chocolate, they unabashedly say that it's just a couverture shell, covering a filling. In answer to my inquiry, I was told that the shell is Flechin Grand Cru Maracaibo Clasificado 65%. The silver version costs the same as the gold.
I first read about this on Clay’s TCL blog entry “Sometimes It's *Not* About The Chocolate
Their most expensive is Vintages Collection, 4 piece box
, in a stainless steel box.
Good investigative journalism uncovered this. Read the synopsis version here
from seventypercent.com or the full version here
. I called Noka and learned that you get 8.5g of chocolate for your $39. (That's the total weight of 4 pieces, so 1 piece is a mere 2.13g!) Therefore the price is...
US$458/100g (or $2084/lb).
Do you have more to add? What chocolate is in 3rd place?