1. Le Chocolate Box
Le Chocolate Box is considered the world’s most expensive chocolates, but we feel it skates by a bit due to a technicality. While it does contain a wealth of chocolates from Lake Forest Confections, the high price tag is primarily due to the included necklaces, bracelets, rings, and other jewelry from Simon Jewelers.
While impressively rich, Le Chocolate Box was mainly a promotional stunt, and you can’t find it for sale today at any price. Still, it remains the undisputed king of high-priced sweets.
Price: $1.5 million for one box
2. Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
Another of the most expensive chocolates found in history is this $25,000 chocolate sundae created to promote the New York restaurant Serendipity 3. Along the way, it also set a Guinness Record for Most Expensive Dessert.
It features a 28-cocoa blend with five ounces of edible 23-karat gold, served in a gold goblet lined with white diamonds.
Can you just call up Serendipity 3 and order a Frrrozen Haute Chocolate? Probably not, as the promotions ended years ago, but it remains a legend in the world of expensive chocolate.
Price: $25,000 for one chocolate sundae
3. Golden Speckled Chocolate Egg
Guinness World Records called this egg the “most expensive non-jeweled chocolate egg,” proving they truly do have a category for everything. Sold at auction for $11,107, the Golden Speckled Egg weighs just over 100 pounds and stands three feet tall and two inches wide.
It was created by seven chocolatiers from the UK and Japan. They used Amedei chocolate, edible gold leaf, and a couture chocolate filling. Additionally, it was decorated with 12 chocolate mini-eggs, 20 chocolate bars, and five flowers made from white chocolate.
Unfortunately, you can’t buy this egg today, as the auction took place in 2012. But there is good news. The proceeds raised from the auction all went to charity.
Price: $11,107 for one egg
4. Swarovski Studded Chocolates
In 2010, Lebanese chocolatier Patchi and department-store-behemoth Harrods teamed up to create these Swarovski Studded Chocolates. Each of the 49 pieces of dark chocolate is studded with Swarovski crystals and dressed in gold and silk rose. They’re then wrapped in Indian silk and placed in a leather box.
The $10,000 chocolate box is no longer available for sale, but world-renown chocolate shop Patchi is still going strong. They offer a wide range of chocolate delicacies, including the ability to build your own chocolate box for around $150.
Price: $10,000 for 49 pieces
5. Cadbury Wispa Gold Chocolate Bar
In 1995, the famous chocolate company Cadbury decided to relaunch the Wispa Gold Bar. To help publicize the event, they created a special Wispa Gold Bar worth $1,600. It was made with premium Madagascan cocoa beans and wrapped in edible gold leaf.
The unique treat was put up for auction, but the winning bidder never stepped forward to claim their prize, so the bar returned to Cadbury. Today, it’s on display in their Cadbury World chocolate-themed museum, while more affordable versions of the bar are available at retail locations everywhere.
Price: $1,600 for one bar
6. DeLafée Gold Chocolate Box with Antique Swiss Gold Coin
Taking the idea of rich-tasting chocolate to a whole new level, these pralines from DeLafée are highlighted with real, edible 24-karat gold. Even fancier, the box of eight chocolate-and-gold pralines contains a real, non-edible Swiss gold coin from 1910 to 1920.
Even the maker admits gold doesn’t have much taste, but it does add a warm glow to the dark chocolate. It’s a delicious treat for the eyes and the taste buds.
Price: $517 for a box of eight pralines
7. Art Series Guayasamin by To’ak
Ecuadorian chocolatiers To’ak prefer it if people refer to their premium Art Series Blend as the “most valuable” chocolate rather than the “most expensive” – but at $450 for 50 grams, both terms sure seem to apply!
This chocolate isn’t made overnight, that’s for sure. The rare cacao beans are aged for three years in a French oak cognac case. The end result is Ecuadorian dark chocolate with 77% cacao beans. After ordering, the chocolate takes up to six weeks to arrive, but a blend like this is worth the wait.
Price: $450 per 50 grams
8. Vosges Haut Chocolat Champagne and Exotic Truffles Collection
Vosges Haut Chocolat, a Chicago chocolate shop owned by chef Katrina Markoff, is famous for fanciful experimentation. Katrina selects a wide variety of unusual ingredients such as wasabi, bacon, cinnamon, chilis, and more!
One of the shop’s priciest options is this luxury gift box, which contains their signature Exotic Truffle collection plus a bottle of Krug Champagne. Packaged in a handsome purple box, they’re the perfect way to celebrate.
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Price: $325 for nine truffles and a bottle of champagne
9. Debauve and Gallais Le Livre
Founded in 1800, famous French chocolate manufacturer Debauva and Gallais set out to make a masterpiece to honor their 200th anniversary in business. Le Livre is the result, a box of 35 handmade pralines and ganaches with a cocoa percentage of up to 99%.
Enjoy a bite of history, too. Sulpice Debauve opened his chocolate shop at the request of Marie Antoinette. For many years, he was the sole chocolate supplier for the entire royal family.
Price: $283 for 36 pieces
10. Ganache Cien Blue Box by MarieBelle New York
From her New York boutique, famed chocolatier Maribel Lieberman crafts her world-famous New York Holiday Chocolate Ganaches. Untie the cocoa-colored ribbon and open the signature blue box to reveal 100 handcrafted ganaches.
Every aspect of the box of chocolates is created as a work of art. The Honduras-born chocolatier believes most people simply haven’t experienced true chocolate, and she wants to change that. Among her many fans are Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Lopez, and even Oprah Winfrey.