Chuao us named for the region of Venezuela in which the cacao used in their chocolate is produced. The company is known to be unique for using European techniques to produce their Venezuelan chocolate.
Amedei Porcelana chocolate is called Porcelana because it uses rare, translucent cocoa beans and therefore has a porcelain color to it. The chocolate has won various awards, including "Best Bean to Bar" and "Best Dark Chocolate Bar."
If you like your chocolate without soy lecithin, dyes, preservatives or emulsifiers but with hazelnuts, Turkish raisins, Spanish almonds, Turin chestnuts, or Antilles rum, than chocolates from Debauve & Gallais are the chocolates for you.
About $100 gets you a pound of chocolate from Pierre Marcolini. Marcolini is known for his precise and very controlled production process that garners only the most perfect of chocolates. He feels that everyone has their own taste, which is why he offers one of the widest varieties of flavors out there.
The Godiva "G" Collection comes in at the reasonable cost of $120 per pound. We all know Godiva as one of the most popular Belgian chocolate companies. This collection uses special ingredients and flavors like Tasmanian Honey and Mexican Hot Chocolate. Not to mention each piece of chocolate looks like a work of art in its own right.
These beautiful chocolates from the French chocolatier come in so many different varieties and look so wonderful you may completely lose your chocolate-eating ability when you see them (but nah, if we're being honest). These babies can be found in Richart shops across the world.
What's chocolate without speckles of 24-karat gold? That's where Delafee comes in. These fine pieces of chocolate sparkle with flecks of edible gold and can be yours for the admiring (and eating?) for a mere $500.
Noka chocolate mixes the finest dark chocolates from Venezuela Trinidad, Cote d'Ivoire, and Ecuador. They don't use any soy lecithin or vanilla in their chocolate, making it some of the purest out there.
Known as "The World's Most Expensive Chocolate Bar," the Wispa Gold Wrapped Bar is offered by Cadbury. It was designed as a marketing campaign to relaunch their brand of caramel chocolate bars, Wispa Gold. But this expensive version is actually wrapped in an edible gold leaf.
Fritz Knipschildt is a Danish chef who founded his own chocolate company in 1999. His most expensive piece of chocolate is a handmade chocolate truffle with a French black truffle inside. Luckily, you don't have to travel to Denmark to taste it””Fritz's chocolate factory and shop, Chocopologie is in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Harrods, the London department store, offers Swarovski studded chocolates with exclusive designed packaging by Patchi, a Lebanese chocolatier. The box, available for £5,000, or $10,000, includes 49 chocolates hand-wrapped in Indian silk. They're placed in on suede and divided by gold and platinum partitions. Every piece is decorated with gold, Swarovski crystals, and silk roses. then they're placed in a leather box coated in hand-woven silk.
Chocolatier William Curley is the Guinness World Record holder for the most expensive, non-jeweled chocolate egg. It was sold at an auction for over $11,000. The egg is dipped in Amedei chocolate (above), accented with gold leaves (of course), and inside, there are various gourmet flavors like Rosemary and Olive Oil and Juniper Berry. It's quite large, as well, clocking in at 110 pounds.
Serendipity 3 in New York City has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with their Frrrozen Haute Chocolate. The dessert is typical frozen hot chocolate, only it's mixed with five grams of 24-karat gold and topped with whipped cream and a bunch more gold. It's garnished with that $250 truffle from Chocopologie (above), and it's served in a goblet surrounded with a crown made of gold and diamonds, with a gold spoon. Seems reasonable.
$1.5 million is a small price to pay for some good chocolate. Okay, this box comes with a lot more than that. Designed by Simon Jewelers, Le Chocolat Box is a collection of gourmet chocolates on which gorgeous Simon Jewelers jewelry is presented. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings...and chocolate. This would be one heck of a gift.