HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Tell us about it
TELL US

What are the World's Finest Chocolate?

perusalem Nov 5, 2013 07:45 AM

Hi Folks What are the worlds finest chocolates?

My friend did a big favor and want to buy fine chocolate for her.. She is a chocolate connoisseur so It has to be really good.

Thanks

  1. k
    kathryn Nov 5, 2013 07:50 AM

    You mean a pure chocolate bar? Or chocolate truffles / filled chocolates and other confections?

    Is she in NYC? Are you giving this gift in person or is this something that needs to be shippable?

    I personally love Kee's filled chocolates in interesting flavors like balsamic vinegar, creme brulee, kaffir lime, etc BUT they are fragile & don't last very long, and cannot be shipped:
    http://www.keeschocolates.com/

    4 Replies
    1. re: kathryn
      p
      Pookipichu Nov 5, 2013 08:49 AM

      +1 Kee's is fantastic, love love love the kaffir lime and the creme brulee is delicious, albeit a bit rich. My friend brought me back a box of Pierre Herme from Paris and it's one of the few chocolates I long for in addition to Kee's.

       
      1. re: kathryn
        t
        tpigeon Nov 5, 2013 06:52 PM

        You are not exactly right on that point Kathryn. I have twice had them overnighted to me in Florida. I did have to beg and plead though...

        1. re: tpigeon
          p
          Pookipichu Nov 5, 2013 07:05 PM

          To Florida? That's pretty impressive. I was told as well, at the store, that they don't ship.

          1. re: Pookipichu
            t
            tpigeon Nov 5, 2013 07:19 PM

            They told me that too :). I just wanted to point out that the do, in fact, survive shipping quite well.

      2. perusalem Nov 5, 2013 08:02 AM

        Hi Kathryn,

        Yes, she lives here in NYC. I would like to give the chocolates in person.

        2 Replies
        1. re: perusalem
          k
          kathryn Nov 5, 2013 08:55 AM

          I would do Kee's if she likes more modern, bold flavors. La Maison du Chocolat if she's more traditional and likes more subtle chocolates.

          1. re: kathryn
            d
            debkurt Nov 5, 2013 05:42 PM

            You know, I go for the more traditional flavors, and I still think Kee's are the greatest. To me, Kee's are the best made in the US.

        2. l
          Lacrosse_Gastronomic Nov 5, 2013 08:44 AM

          La Maison du Chocolat or Teuscher would be my choice.

          1 Reply
          1. re: Lacrosse_Gastronomic
            d
            diprey11 Nov 5, 2013 06:05 PM

            It's been over 10 years, but the taste of the Esmeralda bar was unforgettable. I would agree that La Maison Du Chocolat is as far as one gets wrt to cocoa butter. The fillings at Kee's are very bold and whimsical (in a positive sense)

          2. n
            nats79 Nov 5, 2013 09:58 PM

            Maison du Chocolat!

            1. Monica Nov 6, 2013 07:09 AM

              Another favorite of mine is Neuhaus chocolate.

              1. a
                ajs42548 Nov 6, 2013 01:37 PM

                TCHO. They're in San Francisco, but of course send all over the country.

                1. p
                  pammi Nov 6, 2013 07:06 PM

                  You might want to try LiLac in Greenwich village. It's not a chain and so anything you might give her will be quite unique. Of course the best chocolates are in France ( not Belgium in my opinion) -Patrick Roger, Patrice chapon, Pascal le Gac but they don't ship.

                  1. tim irvine Nov 6, 2013 07:10 PM

                    Teuscher fan here.

                    Show Hidden Posts