Several bars of Amedei chocolate
Amedei is an artisan chocolate manufacturing company located in Pontedera in Tuscany region of Italy. Their products range from chocolate bars to truffles and pralines. Their award winning chocolate bars use single origin and single varietal cocoa beans. One of its products, Amedei Porcelana, is known as the world’s most expensive chocolate. 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 it is important to consider that every year this association elects a new chocolate as the best one, being this only a 1 year lasting award. 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. For an excellent recounting of how Amedei came to be, read the following article in Food & Wine (footnoted below, #6): http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/the-worlds-best-chocolate
- ^ "Academy of Chocolate, Chocolate Awards 2006". Retrieved 2006-10-20.
- ^  New York Times December 3, 2003
- ^  Food of the Gods: Amedei Chocolates from Tuscany
- ^  Good Times
- ^  World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream — Golden Opulence Sundae
- ^  Food and Wine
- ^ "BBC News".