Words by Jordan Villanueva

Chocolate is the product of the cacao tree fruit, which is found in tropical climates. The first documented use of cacao is accredited to the Toltec tribe in Mesoamerica as early as 600 BCE, mixed with chili peppers to create a unique drink with a spicy kick—teasing the palate and setting the foundation for what we know today as hot cocoa.

Since then, chocolate has continued to take a special place in our hearts and palates as a temptation we indulge in on special occasions—or if you’re like many, as part of a daily diet. We’ve had to limit our list, but here are five delectables guaranteed to satisfy the chocoholic in the crowd.

Chocolate Lava Cake
Sweet Angel Chocolate

Bergamot Scented Brownie Bread Pudding

Chocolate Sticky Toffee Pudding

Chipotle and Red Pepper Flake Truffle

The Chocolateria

Sipping Chocolate

MoRoCo Chocolat

Chocolate Salami
SOMA Chocolate

Eating for Broke
5 costly chocolate confections from around the world

1. Valentine Diamond Chocolate Cake, $5 million
Tokyo, Japan

2. Chocolate Pudding, $34,000
Kendal, UK

3. Cannoli, $26,000
Kansas City, USA

4. Frrrozen Haute Chocolate, $25,000
New York City, USA

5. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence, $14,500
Galle, Sri Lanka