What do you think the most expensive candy bar in the world costs? If you had to guess, what would it be?
When we posed this question to our people, the answers varied. Some said $250, others $2,500, we even had one individual answer $100,000—I think he just was a fan of the 100 Grand candy bar if we’re being honest.
Nonetheless, this spiked a hot debate amongst us here at OldTimeCandy—how much money is too much money for a candy bar?
I took the liberty of tackling this question with deep confectionary research, courtesy of the world wide web. After a week of deep diving on chocolate bar history, I’ve uncovered not 1 but 6 different chocolate bars that have stood high amongst the rest.
These are not your everyday chocolate candy bars—these are delicious delicacies forged by some of the most creative (sometimes crazy) candy makers in the world. From the Swiss Alps to the UK, Educador to the United States, these are 6 of the most expensive candy bars in the world.
6. Mast Chocolate Bars
Let’s take a trip to California, where we find Mast Chocolate Bars. Coined the “organic chocolate bar” Mast prides themselves on delivering top-tier chocolate that is ethically sourced, made in house from bean to bar, and promotes local artists through their wrapper work.
Mast is for those who want to tap into the elevated chocolate experience, without breaking the bank. Running roughly $36 for the variety pack, you can get your hands on their selection of sweets that includes mint, tea, raspberry, lavender, hazelnut, oat milk, and more.
If you want to get your paws on some Mast Chocolate, click the link right here.
5. La Madeleine au Truffe
This might sound more like a name for royalty, but I can assure you, this chocolate bar will make your tastebuds feel like it. Recognized by Forbes as the most expensive chocolate in the world, La Madeline au Truffe is unique compared to other chocolates. It starts with a 70% Valrhona dark chocolate and is mixed with a variety of ingredients including truffle oil and vanilla.
Where they take a tasty turn is they add rare French Perigord truffle, aka mushroom, to the middle of the chocolate. From there it is rolled in cocoa powder and served up on a bed of golden pearls all for the casual price of $250. Did I forget to mention it also has a 7 day shelf life—so be ready to eat it quickly upon arrival!
If you want to check out La Madeline au Truffe, click right here.
4. Delaffe of Switzerland
Though Delaffe of Switzerland is not served in a bar form, we wanted to put them on this list because they offer something totally out of the ordinary when it comes to chocolate. These little bite-size chunks of Swiss chocolate are coated in 24 karat edible gold—that’s right, 24 karats!
Not only that, but when you purchase one of their chocolate boxes, you also receive an 1/1 antique Swiss gold coin dated between the years 1910 and 1922. This is not for the faint of heart, as this 8 piece set of sweets is going to run you roughly $510 USD.
If gold is your game, go check out Delaffe of Switzerland and grab one of their many gold covered candies.
We’re going to South America next where one of the most rare and coveted forms of chocolate is found. Displayed in a box made of Spanish elm—the same box in which the beans are stored and fermented—the To'ak chocolate bar is made from Ecuador's finest cocoa known as Nacional.
Toak offers a variety of different tiers when it comes to their chocolate, but the cream of the crop is their annual harvest that is a batch limited release.
In the past they have aged their beans inside cognac, tequila, and vintage whiskey casks resulting in a deep and rich flavor that cannot be duplicated anywhere else. Not to mention, the chocolate bar comes with a complete guidebook on the product’s origins and set of tweezers to pry apart each individual piece.
If you want to grab yourself a Toak Harvest bar or one of their famous Art Series, it’s going to cost you around $450 USD.
Noka is an American made company that prides itself on delivering some of the best chocolate experiences in the world. Sourcing their products from Venezuela, Educador, and Trinidad, it’s one of the most expensive collections of chocolate at about $854 USD a pound.
When the company came to light in 2006 for their top-tier candy bar, they were recognized as one of the most unique and tasteful confections on the market–especially their Vintages Collection.
Unfortunately, they declared bankruptcy not long after and now it’s rare to find any of the chocolate. Some have collections stashed away for a sweet treat, but for the rest of us, we’ll just have to enjoy the fact we save over $800 on chocolate.
1. Wispa Gold
When you Google, “most expensive chocolate bar in the world” the Wispa Gold is what comes up. If you’ve ever been to the UK or Europe, you’ll recognize the Wispa wrapper and the iconic Cadbury logo adorned in the top right corner of every wrapper. For over 120 years Cadbury has lined the shelves of supermarkets and convenience stores over the pond.
When they decided to relaunch their iconic Wispa Gold Bar, they did it with style, electing to create a small batch gold chocolate bar. I’m not talking about 24k gold leaf on the outside of the bar, this is a completely covered golden chocolate bar.
With a price tag of $1,628 per bar the Wispa Gold holds the no. 1 spot as the most expensive candy bar in the world. Luckily this promotion ended quite awhile so most of us candy lovers can get our hands on a regular Wispa Gold for a few bucks.
Make life sweet without breaking the bank…
Isn’t it crazy to think that there are candy lovers out there who go crazy for these costly confections? I figure most of us, myself included, would prefer to stick to our personal favorites and save a few dollars while doing so.
Go ahead, hop over to our chocolate bar aisle and grab yourself some sweetly priced candy bars—like a 100 Grand—and sink your teeth into it knowing you saved big time.