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What are the World's Finest Chocolate?

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

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  1. 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/

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    1. re: kathryn

      +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

        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

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

          1. re: Pookipichu

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

      2. Hi Kathryn,

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

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        1. re: perusalem

          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

            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. La Maison du Chocolat or Teuscher would be my choice.

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          1. re: Lacrosse_Gastronomic

            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)

            1. Another favorite of mine is Neuhaus chocolate.