To celebrate World Chocolate Day, we’re sharing footage from a Facebook Live broadcast we recently filmed at The Chocolate Room in Brooklyn, USA.
Danish artisan chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt – sometimes referred to as the Willy Wonka of Connecticut – showed us how to make the world’s Most expensive chocolate.
The La Madeline au Truffe retails at $250 apiece, which works out at a whopping $2,600 per lb.
What makes it so expensive? It comprises a rare French Perigord truffle surrounded by ganache of heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil and vanilla coated in 70% Valrhona dark chocolate and rolled in fine cocoa powder.
It’s then presented in a silver box laying on a bed of faux pearls, tied with a ribbon.
Watch the video below to find out how to make this chocoholic extravagance:
Those who don’t wish to splash out $250 for a piece of chocolate may care to know that Mr Knipschildt also makes a box of truffles filled with champagne and coated in flakes of gold which retails at the slightly more reasonable price of $300 per box.
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