Thursday, November 17, 2011
World's Most Expensive Chocolates
According to Harrod's, each truffle is crafted to an 'award-winning, secret recipe', filled with champagne and topped with flakes of edible 24-carat gold. The 63 per cent Toscano Black cocoa that goes into the chocolate is sourced from a minuscule artisan chocolatier based on the outskirts of historic Pisa, Italy, and each bean is ground down using a traditional granite stone mill. The resulting chocolate was judged by the Academy of Chocolate as officially the best in the world.
Now here's where the real cost comes in: The trufffles are sold in a handcrafted box encrusted inside and out with hundreds of 450 Swarovski crystals.
Available online at www.the-chocolate.com and at Harrods, the £190 Boutique Box contains 15 chocolates, but shoppers will also be able to buy just one chocolate, encased in its own individual crystal box. As if....
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Although they sound lovely, and I'm sure they're delicious, I tasted some mighty fine chocolates and truffles last weekend at the San Francisco Luxury Chocolate Salon. Delicious and easier on my wallet!