Valentine’s Day is coming up this Friday, which means it’s time to rush and get something last minute for your significant other. Immediately our minds run to roses and chocolates, which are already priced incredibly high for the holiday. On Valentine’s Day, price doesn’t matter. Why should it? You’re in love after all right? So this year, go even further and give bae the gift of one of these chocolates considered the most expensive in the world.
5. La Madeline au Truffe – $250
Served in a gold box over a bed of sugar pearls, this is the sweet gift to make your Valentine feel like royalty. This delicious sphere of ganache is made of 70 percent Valrhona dark chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil, and vanilla. For a nice little surprise, in the center you will find a rare French Perigord Truffle. Each La Madeline au Truffe is made to order by chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt and you must eat within 7 days has they have a short shelf life. Don’t worry, it’ll be gone before the night’s over.
4. Le Livre – $259
This is the box of chocolates to top all box of chocolates. To celebrate the French chocolatier’s 200th anniversary, Debauve & Gallais launched Le Livre, which means “book” in French. This box of chocolates features 35 handmade ganaches and pralines that sit in a gold adorned leather box that is, of course, shaped like a book. Give your lover this and I guarantee you they’ll want to stay in and read this book.
3. Ganache Cien Blue Box – $280
If your Valentine loves art as much as they love chocolate, then this is the gift for them. This blue box includes 100 signature Mariebelle New York Holiday Chocolate Ganaches each made with “the finest single origin chocolate and eclectic ingredients.” With each chocolate featuring a different image, it’ll be like you’re chewing on the Mona Lisa.
2. Gold Chocolate Box with Antique Swiss Gold Coin – $390
No doubt your Valentine wanted some bling for Valentine’s Day. Well thanks to DeLafee’s Gold Chocolate Box, they can have both chocolate and gold. This box contains 8 Swiss Pralines adorned with 24-karat edible gold. For a little extra gift, each box contains a collectible Swiss gold coin dated between 1910 and 1920. These gold chocolates make Ferrero Rochero look like peasants food.
1. Art Series Guayasamin – $450
Coming in at the number one spot as the most expensive chocolate in the world is the Art Series Guayasamin created by Ecuadorian chocolate company To’ak. Their rare cacao beans are aged for four years in a French oak cognac cask. I assure you, you’re Valentine has never received a Valentine’s gift this sweet, and chances are, they never will.