Chocolate has been around for thousands of years and is one of the most popular desserts in the world. But depending on the type of chocolate and the brand, it can vary wildly in prices, from cheap and cheerful to extremely expensive.
Chocolate has also been described as ‘a poor man’s Champagne’, and that’s certainly true if you’re talking about supermarket chocolate. If you don’t look closely at the ingredients on the wrapper you could be eating more sugar and dairy than chocolate.
Now for all you devout chocolate lovers out there, who may be willing to spend any amount on the best-of-the-best, but how far would you go?
So if you want to indulge in the most expensive chocolate you need To’ak Chocolate.
Ecuadorian chocolate company To’ak produces the most expensive chocolate in the world, and has regularly topped the list of most expensive commercially available chocolate. Featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, BBC, National Geographic, and CNN to name a few.
And it’s their Art Series Bar that attracts all the media attention costing $725 AU for a single 50-gram bar of chocolate. But they do have other ranges starting at $50 AU to choose from.
But why would you pay $50 let alone $725 for chocolate when you could buy some in your local supermarket for a couple of dollars?
Well, this particular bar uses cacao beans so rare they were thought to be extinct up until a few years ago, it has two ingredients 77% Cacao beans & cane sugar. Only 100 of these bars are made every year and they’ve been aged for over 3 years, they also come with:
- Limited edition art print
- Handcrafted Spanish Elm wood box (which doubles as a display case)
- A raw cacao bean (from the rare DNA-tested pure Nacional cacao trees)
- Copper-engraved tasting plate and Ecuadorian bamboo tasting tweezers
The To’ak brand may be the most expensive pure chocolate in the world with its ingredients being just the humble cacao and cane sugar. But people don’t blink paying thousands of dollars for Champagne which is just the humble grape.
So why do we pay it? Pure luxury, and to be thought of as a winner, respected by our peers as an expert and connoisseur of the finer things in life.
When choosing To’ak for an expensive chocolate indulgence compare it to choosing an expensive Moet Champagne for a wine indulgence, except you’re not just lining the pockets of Claude Moët.
To’ak works with local farmers, conservationists, and multiple universities to protect the world’s oldest and rarest variety of cacao and nurse it back from the brink of extinction.
Now you don’t have to spend an absolute fortune on expensive chocolate just to get your fix. National cacao grown in Ecuador is the rarest, but cacao is grown all over the world (along the equator) with each region producing cacao with its own distinct flavours and characteristics.
Chocolate makers in Australia source cacao beans with the best flavour profiles for our chocolate enjoyment. So if you want to taste the best Australian chocolate has to offer sign up for our chocolate subscription box, or if you’re not ready to commit to a subscription try one of our gift boxes instead.
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