The world's most expensive chocolate is a subject of fascination to people who have fallen under the spell of this special food. We are featuring four unique chocolate products that truly rate among the most expensive chocolate in the world. But these chocolates are not the kind you go out and buy for yourself when you need a little pick-me-up. They are likely to be chosen for gifts or even as special prizes or awards. Everything about them says expensive, from their price tags to their unique packaging.

But for those who want an actual taste of this kind of luxury, we are also showcasing five chocolate brands that produce some of the most expensive chocolates available. These are products of exceptional chocolatiers with long-standing traditions as well as some who are relative newcomers to the world of chocolate.

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To'ak Chocolate

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Knipschildt Chocolatier's Madeline Truffle

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DeLafee Gold Chocolate Box (8 chocolates)

Debauve & Gaillas's Le Livre

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Teuscher of Switzerland

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Voges-Haut Chocolate

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The Most Expensive Chocolate in the World

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There is the most expensive chocolate and then there is the most expensive chocolate that you can indulge in. This list of four of the most expensive chocolates in the world will make other, more accessible and lower-priced chocolates seem like bargains. These chocolates are conversation pieces even more than they are chocolate edibles. Each would make a wonderful gift for the person who otherwise may seem to have everything.

To'ak Chocolate - $260

At $260 for a 50g/1.76 ounce piece of chocolate, this To'ak Chocolate Bar may well be the most expensive pure chocolate in the world. Its only ingredients are cacao and sugar. But the cacao is from the Arriba cacao trees that are on the verge of extinction. It took two years to make 574 of these small chocolate bars. They are packaged beautifully and the bar itself is a work of art with a whole cacao bean showcased in an indentation in the middle of the bar. The chocolate is accompanied by a pair of tweezers so it won't be contaminated and nothing will interfere with the pure taste of the chocolate. The bar is packaged in a wooden box numbered by the harvest and filled with cacao bean husks.

To'ak also has a line of beautifully boxed chocolates that showcase the wonders produced in Piedra de Plata, Ecuador.

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Knipschildt Chocolatier's Madeline Truffle - $250

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Knipschildt's La Madeline au Truffle has been named the most expensive chocolate in the world by Forbes Magazine. This single chocolate truffle, selling for $250, helps them hold their place of honor. The truffle is made with 71% single bean chocolate, truffle oil. heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla which then surround a rare French Perigord truffle. The process takes 24 hours of folding the ingredients to produce this treasure.

This truffle is made to order and will ship within 14 days of ordering. It only has a shelf life of seven days. The truffle is manufactured by master chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt, whose workshop is at the back his cafe in Norwalk, Connecticut. Fortunately, it's possible to sample Master Knipschildt's chocolates at real-world prices.

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DeLafee Gold Chocolate Box (8 chocolates) – $ 330

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DeLafee of Switzerland has merged two luxury products into beautiful, unique chocolates - the highest quality chocolate and 24 or 23 karat gold dust or flakes. The gold is applied by hand to the chocolates. This box of 8 is beautifully packaged in a wood box lined with silk with a vintage Swiss gold coin enhancing the presentation.

This box of eight is just one in a selection of individual pieces and assortments, all combining chocolate with gold or silver.

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Debauve & Gaillas's Le Livre – $ 550

French chocolatier Debauve & Gaillas's Le Livre was created to celebrate the company's 200th anniversary. The assortment of bonbons, truffles, gold coins, white chocolate bars, and chocolate chips are packaged in a beautiful gold embossed leather book - LeLivre. The look of this package is reminiscent of the 16th century, but this company has taken a modern approach to getting the word out about their chocolates. Their website details and offers for sale a wide selection of chocolates made in the same tradition as the LeLivre collection but at somewhat lower prices.

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Where Can You Find the Most Expensive Chocolate to Indulge In?

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The top list features fabulous chocolates that are as much art object as edible. They may make the perfect gift for someone special but are not likely to be a chocolate lover's choice for a personal indulgence. There are fabulous chocolates at somewhat more reasonable prices; still expensive but easier to justify once in a while to satisfy that urge for a truly decadent, delicious chocolate.

Godiva Chocolates

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Godiva Chocolates may be the best-known brand featured in this list, This 90+-year old Belgian chocolatier has marketed itself through Godiva retail locations and selected placements in upscale retail stores. They have literally brought Belgian chocolates to the world. Godiva is known for its truffles and other beautiful chocolates packaged in their signature gold boxes, but the company started with pralines. Godiva has built its product line to include a very broad range of chocolates including recent additions of artisan chocolates made with interesting ingredients like Tasmanian honey and Mexican hot chocolate. Some Godiva products are available online and others are available only in their retail outlets or through the website.

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Teuscher of Switzerland

The Teuscher chocolate tradition started more than 70 years ago in a small town in the Swiss Alps. Founder Dolf Teuscher traveled the world to find the finest cocoa, marzipan, fruits, nuts, and other ingredients for his candies. Through years of experimenting, he developed the recipes for which Teuscher is famous. Today hundreds of varieties of chocolates are made based on the original recipes that have been passed from father to son. Teuscher chocolates use the finest ingredients and use no preservatives or additives. These chocolates are flown to Teuscher stores around the world each week from the company's present location in Zurich to assure the freshest inventory. In the U.S. these chocolates are available through the Teuscher store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

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Norman Love - Fort Myers

Norman Love describes chocolate as his passion. He and his partner have realized his dream of producing visually stunning as well as delicious chocolates. Their unique technique involves hand-painting or air-brushing designs into the chocolate molds before they are filled with finest of chocolates from Belgium, France, and Switzerland. These imported chocolates are paired with an array of interesting, fresh ingredients including passion fruit, ginger, caramel, raspberry puree and many more. These distinctive chocolates are available at retail locations in the Fort Myers-Naples area of southwest Florida and by phone or online ordering. The company is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker

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Scharffen Berger Chocolate Marker specializes in dark chocolate. The brand had its start in San Francisco in 1997 and drew on the experience of one of its founders who was a winemaker. Their manufacturing process and their development as a chocolate maker is a fascinating story detailed on their website. They track down cacao beans all over the world and process them through the fermentation and roasting stages. They perform all the steps from bean to finished product. Chocolate is made in small batches with their artisanal manufacturing methods. Their products include ready-to-eat chocolate bars as well as a variety of baking chocolates and cocoas.

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Vosges-Haut Chocolate - Chicago

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Voges-Haut Chocolate owner and chocolatier Katrina Markoff chooses every spice, flower, and chocolate used her chocolates. Ingredients are flown in from around the world and include rare spices and flowers. Katrina learned French confectionary at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and through global apprenticeships. Her brand is distinguished by beautiful and unusual combinations ranging from Mexican vanilla bean and Argentinean dulce de leche premium truffles to a set of three molded smoked chipotle Day of the Dead skulls. These chocolates are works of art. A good selection of Vosge-Haut chocolates are available through Amazon as well as the full offering on the website.

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Conclusion

The most expensive chocolate in the world is the product of chocolatiers, some of whom have decades of experience and tradition to build on, and some of whom are modern artisans and artists venturing into the exciting and challenging world of chocolate. All the chocolate products and chocolate lines we have described are luxury items of the highest order. The four small chocolates that command prices in the hundreds of dollars may never be something you want to purchase, but just knowing about them is fun and interesting. The expensive brands that are more likely to tempt chocolate lovers both for gift purchases and for treats for themselves are a good introduction to the classic and modern trends available in today's chocolate market. 

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