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Privately held company
Industry Chocolate production
Founded 1990
Founder Cecilia Tessieri
Headquarters Pontedera, Tuscany, Italy
Area served
Products Chocolate

Amedei is an artisan chocolate manufacturing company located in Pontedera in the Tuscany region of Italy. Their products range from chocolate bars to truffles and pralines. Their award-winning[1] chocolate bars use single-origin and single varietal cocoa beans. One of their products, Amedei Porcelana, is known as the world’s most expensive chocolate.[2][3][4][5][6] They obtain the cocoa from a Venezuelan region called Chuao; it has been called the best of the world in 2005 and in 2006 by the Academy of Chocolate, although every year this association elects a new chocolate as the best one, being this only a one-year lasting award.[7] Amedei chocolate is also used in making the most expensive cupcake, the Golden Phoenix, which is made by Bloomsbury's, a boutique cafe in Dubai.[8]

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  1. ^ "Academy of Chocolate, Chocolate Awards 2006". Retrieved 2006-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Hints of Wine? Chocolate Enters The Tasting Room". New York Times. December 3, 2003. 
  3. ^ "Food of the Gods: Amedei Chocolates from Tuscany". 
  4. ^ [1] Good Times
  5. ^ [2] World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream — Golden Opulence Sundae
  6. ^ "The Top 10 Most Expensive Chocolate in the World". February 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ [3] Food and Wine
  8. ^ "BBC News". CNN. August 12, 2012. 

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