Chocolate is one of history’s favorite past times and modern fascinations. People from all around the world come together to enjoy such delicious confections. Chocolate holds a special place in many people’s hearts and is commonly given as gifts to loved ones.

Of course, there are many different types of chocolates and most everyone has a personal preference regarding flavor, chocolate type (milk or dark for example), and some people even like jelly or fruit filled chocolates. All of these chocolates have wildly fluctuating prices and usually people buy what they can afford, but here today we are going to discuss some of the world’s most expensive chocolates.

Vosges Haut Chocolat – $69

The Vosges Haut Chocolat company is a Chicago based company owned by Katrina Markoff. Her chocolates incorporate a vast array of flavors which are relatively uncommon. It isn’t unusual to see flavors such as chili peppers, bacon, ginger, or cinnamon. Markoff is the sole creator of her recipes and she chooses the ingredients herself. A worthy challenge to any connoisseur’s palette. Her Mo’s Milk Chocolate Bacon Bar is one of the favorites. Her chocolate typically costs about $69 per pound.

Ingredients for Mo’s Milk Chocolate Bacon Bar: Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter*, cocoa mass*, dry whole milk powder, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavor*), uncured fully cooked bacon pieces (pork, raw sugar, sea salt and may also contain water, maple syrup, natural flavorings, spices, and lactic acid starter culture), smoked sea salt

Grand Cru by Pierre Marcolini – $102.50

Grand Cru is a company ran by the Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini. He claims he uses only the highest quality cocoa beans from countries such as Ecaudor, Madagascar, Mexico, and Venezuela. He also touts a unique process of flavoring his chocolates with vanilla. Their most expensive chocolates are reasonably expensive, selling for $102.50.

The Aficionado’s Collection by The House of Grauer – $210

The Houes of Grauer is a Swiss chocolate company who boasts tantalizing and unique chocolate compositions. They often market to cigar smokers and promise to spring their taste buds to life. Some of their more popular flavors include French Bee Pollen, Japanese Matcha Green Tea, and Turkey Star Anise. These chocolates may not cost as much as some of the ones further down this list, but $210 for some chocolate is still a price point many people would consider insane.

Toscano Black Truffle Chocolates by Amedei – $294

These black truffle chocolates made by Amedei have a very solid reputation and also carry a hefty price tag of about $294 a box. The recipe involves truffles, champagne and gold. These high end ingredients make this chocolate stand apart among it’s competitors. The box is also decorated in Swarovski crystals. The beautiful box makes these chocolates quite an impressionable gift and giving these to your significant other may just make them leap with joy.

French Chocolates with Edible Gold by DeLafee – $508

These french chocolates made with edible gold are produced in Switzerland by a company called Delafee. They consider themselves to be masters in the ‘Art of Gold’ and are well known throughout the world for their gold-blended chocolates. They say these are made from the finest Ecuadorian cocoa beans and are known to have an exquisite flavor. They also come in

Le Grand Louis XVI Chocolates by Debauve and Gallais – $900

Le Grand Louis XVI chocolates are made by Debauve and Gallais, a French company which was established in the 1800s and at the time, they were the main supplier of chocolate for not only Napoleon, but other French royalty as well.

One of their highest end products is the previously mentioned Le Grand Louis XVI. This product sells for $900 and is very dark, refined chocolate with a cocoa composition of up to 99%.

Wispa Gold Chocolate by Cadbury – $1,600

Wispa gold chocolates are the second most expensive chocolate in the world and is made by the household brand Cadbury. These chocolates are wrapped in an edible gold leaf and offer a top-shelf experience and appearance to the wealthy. At a price tag of $1,600, these chocolates are relatively unaffordable.

Ingredients include: Milk, sugar, glucose syrup, cocoa butter, vegetable fats (palm, shea), glucose-fructose syrup, cocoa mass, dried whey (from milk), emulsifiers (E442, E471, sunflower lecithin), salt, sodium bicarbonate, flavourings.

Chocolate Truffle by Chocopologie – $2,600

This chocolate truffle made by Chocopologie has been recognized by Forbes as the most expensive chocolate in the world. Brainstormed by Fritz Knipschildt, this chocolate, at a price tag of $2,600 per pound, is so expensive that it may prove hard to enjoy. The taste profile is dark and creamy. A truly special gift made by a world famous chocolatier. This chocolate is usually available strictly on a preorder basis.

Ingredients include: Valrhona chocolate, truffle mushroom, cocoa powder, truffle oil, sugar, cream, and vanilla flavor.