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$2400 Box of Chocolate

Bespoke Personalized Chocolates

— April 1, 2008 — Lifestyle
Hi, my name is Dee and I am a...gasp.. a chocolate freak. Now I have to work twice as hard at Trend Hunter to get $2,400 for a box of chocolates. Not just any chocolate mind you. The Bespoke Chocolates service from Sir Hans Sloane Chocolate and Champagne House is about mixing and making personalized chocolates. No two patrons have the same formula. To get this supreme delight you begin by making an appointment, go to a series of interviews, (do you chew your "chocolat" or suck it slowly?) then followed by a series of tastings, (I volunteer if you can't make it!) and finally the delivery of 60 chocolates by master chocolatier Bill McCarrick. They are displayed in a handmade rosewood-and-maple inlaid box. You receive a copy of the chocolate tasting consultations plus a backup box of an extra 60 chocolates. Back up chocolate... oh yes...just laddle it on me Baby!
Trend Themes
1. Bespoke Personalized Chocolates - Opportunity for businesses to create personalized chocolate experiences for customers, offering unique flavors and combinations.
2. Ultra-luxury Chocolates - Demand for high-end, expensive chocolates that offer a premium experience and exclusivity.
3. Experiential Chocolate Tastings - Growing trend of immersive chocolate tasting experiences, where customers can engage with experts and discover new flavors.
Industry Implications
1. Chocolatiers - Chocolatiers can offer bespoke chocolate services, creating personalized experiences for their customers and tapping into the premium chocolate market.
2. Luxury Goods - Opportunity for luxury goods industry to incorporate ultra-luxury chocolates as a high-end addition to their product offerings, targeting affluent consumers.
3. Event Planning - Event planners can incorporate experiential chocolate tastings as a unique and indulgent offering for clients, adding a luxurious touch to events.
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