The Most Expensive Chocolate in the World
Chocolate is craved by most men and by every woman. It has small but effective quantities of caffeine, phenylethylamine, tryptophan, and endorphins; each morsel is sure to bring instant bliss. No wonder they remain as popular treats and gifts for loveones on Valentine's day or during special occasions.
But buying chocolates is not easy. Consumers face a dizzying array of chocolate choices; it's confusing which box or bar to pick. If price guarantees quality, does that mean the best-tasting chocolate is bound to be very expensive? How costly exactly? Knipschildt revealed the figures: $2,600 a pound.
What does it have to be worth this much?
A bitesize of Knipschildt's La Madeline au Truffe contains a rare kind of mushroom called French or black Perigord truffle covered with a special ganache and then rolled into fine cocoa powder. The black truffle alone costs $ 2,500 per pound. Its glaze or icing has 70% Valrhona dark chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil and vanilla. You can't help thinking the world's most expensive chocolate was made to win the heart of a goddess.