Most expensive chocolate truffle: world record set by Fritz Knipschildt
NEW YORK, NY, USA -- A Danish artisan chocolatier, Fritz Knipschildt, sometimes known as the Willy Wonka of Connecticut, prepared the La Madeline au Truffe, which sells for $2,600 per pound ($250 each), at the Chocolate room in Brooklyn, thus setting the new world record for the Most expensive chocolate truffle, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Danish artisan chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt crafted the world's most expensive chocolate. Each piece of the chocolate is presented on a bed of faux pearls in a silver box tied with a bow and sells for $250. Photo: Facebook page of Fritz Knipschildt (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest chocolate sculpture weighs 10,187 kg (22,458.49 lbs) and was created by Aficion Chocolate (China) in Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China on 30 September 2015. The sculpture was in the shape of a building and measured 4.08 m x 2.39 m x 2.02 m.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest chocolate truffle; it weighs 1,074.33 kg (2,368 lb 8 oz), and was achieved by Sweet Shop USA (USA) in Mount Pleasant, Texas, USA, on 21 April 2017.
One of the La Madeline au Truffe's primary ingredients is a rare French Perigord truffle that accounts for its high price.
The expensive truffle is then surrounded by a ganache of heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil and vanilla coated in 70% Valrhona dark chocolate and rolled in fine cocoa powder.
Each portion of the record-breaking chocolate is crafted with the utmost care, including the ganache which is made with fresh cream and fresh butter.
Fritz Knipschildt, sometimes known as the Willy Wonka of Connecticut, prepared the La Madeline au Truffe, which sells for $2,600 per pound, at the Choclate room in Brooklyn.