Paul Wittamer Crafts Chocolate Fetching a $240,000 Price Tag

 - Nov 30, 2011
References: digtriad & bornrich
This stunning $240,000 diamond-garnished chocolate praline is the result of a collaboration between celebrated chocolatier Paul Wittamer and the meticulous jeweler Fabienne Lascar. Chocolate always feels like a luxury with its irresistible velvety texture and over-the-top sumptuous mouth feel, but this diamond-studded stunner is a cut above.

Created in Brussels, Belgium, this exquisite chocolate praline takes the classic combination of dark ganache and caramel to the next level adding spicy and exotic accents of ginger and opulent edible gold leaf. Paul Wittamer and Fabienne Lascar collide with a chocolate that is accompanied by a single 3.63-carat diamond. It is not clear whether or not the chocolate's proximity to a sumptuous diamond heightens the flavor profile of the tasty treat or is simply an added touch of decadence.

Paired with a distracting piece of bling, the world's most expensive chocolate praline makes for one opulent dessert.