July 7 (UPI) — A Danish artisan chocolatier showed off the process behind creating the world’s most expensive chocolate.
Fritz Knipschildt, sometimes known as the Willy Wonka of Connecticut, prepared the La Madeline au Truffe, which sells for $2,600 per pound, for Guinness World Records at the Choclate room in Brooklyn.
One of the La Madeline au Truffe’s primary ingredients is a rare French Perigord truffle that accounts for its high price.
The expensive truffle is then surrounded by a ganache of heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil and vanilla coated in 70% Valrhona dark chocolate and rolled in fine cocoa powder.
Each portion of the record-breaking chocolate is crafted with the utmost care, including the ganache which is made with fresh cream and fresh butter.
“That’s how we do it, how we will always do it,” Knipschildt said.
Each piece of the chocolate is presented on a bed of faux pearls in a silver box tied with a bow and sells for $250.