By Codelia Mantsebo
Indulge your passion for the fine food from some of the best chocolate brands in the world. From Switzerland to the Venezuela, we find the most delicious and decadent chocolate brands from the world’s finest chocolatiers.
Today’s chocolatiers have elevated the art of chocolate into something magical. From creamy melt on the tongue moments of delight to luxuriously decadent chocolate bars clinically proven to improve the skin’s health, culinary experts have striven to create the perfect cocoa-based treat with special care and attention to detail.
With something for everyone, from traditionalists to those who seek inventive and unusual explosions of flavor, these exquisite luxury chocolate brands are created to delight even the most discerning chocolate connoisseur.
Here are some of the best chocolate brands, created to serve those with epicurean taste.
Named the Best Chocolate in the World by National Geographic Magazine, Teuscher delivers a divine chocolate experience resulting from years of chocolate passion and tradition.
The Swiss chocolatier, based in Zurich has over 70 years’ experience since it started in a small town in the Swiss Alps and is acclaimed as the world’s finest by gourmets and critics alike.
Teuscher chocolate is made by mixing the most expensive natural ingredients with each other, including the finest nuts, marzipan, fruits, cocoa and other natural ingredients without adding preservatives, chemicals or additives to the chocolate.
Teuscher’s noteworthy house specialty – the champagne truffles, are a mixture of chocolate, butter and cream with a champagne cream center.
The Richart family started making gourmet chocolates and French macarons in Lyon, France in 1925 and has consequently gone on to become one of the world’s best chocolate brands. The chocolatier has gained highly coveted accolades for his work: National Geographic’s Inside Travel named him one of the world’s top chocolatiers, and has been awarded the Ruban Bleu, France’s most prestigious confectioner’s honor, a total of seven times.
Enjoy trying different flavors, Richart fine chocolates offer unsurpassed taste sensations by bringing together the finest ingredients in time-tested recipes. In addition to other mouth-watering flavors, Richart uses ingredients to add a relatively redolent experience to the taste, such as balsamic to taste the original cacao or roasted to enjoy coffee ganaches and caramel coulis.
Hailing from France’s Rhône Valley, Valrhona is considered the Rolls Royce of chocolate. Depicting how fine the French taste is, Valrhona has been crafting couvertures since 1922. Valrhona is known for creating a range of unique and recognizable aromatic profiles by perfecting techniques for enhancing the flavor of rare cocoa beans that are directly bought from the plantations in South America, Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean.
As one of the best chocolate brands in the world, Varlhona is dedicated to the creation of unique, artisan quality chocolate with complex, balanced and consistent flavors.
Eeach Valrhona single origin bar bears the name of that bean’s terroir on its label, the most exclusive of these being the Vintage Single Origin bars, sold in limited quantities according to crop yield. Valrhona also suggests wine pairings designed to bring out the “notes” in each chocolate’s complex flavor profile. From chocolate pearls to tasting squares, the brand’s nec-plus-ultra chocolate bar selection is available at specialty grocery stores.