Dubai has launched the Middle East’s most expensive box of chocolates, priced at $105 per pound.
The boxes are being sold at Debauve & Gallais’s first Middle East shop, which was opened in DIFC earlier this month. The box is thought to contain a mixture of dark and different milk chocolates, including Truffles and Marie Antoinette's famous pistoles.
According to data by Forbes, the Dubai box is also the world’s most expensive chocolate. Topping the Forbes list is Chocopologie by Knipschildt, selling at $2,600 per pound, followed by the Noka Vintages Collection which sells for $854 per pound.
The Debauve & Gallais selection would come into the list just behind the Richart and Godiva “G” Collection, both placed jointly at fourth.
The company’s Dubai launch comes as latest projections show a huge surge in demand for premium chocolates.
According to figures by Packaged Facts, the premium chocolate market has risen by 20 percent each year for the past decade, with annual sales rising from $1.2bn in 2005 to $1.7bn by 2009. Sales of dark chocolates have risen by 11.2 percent in the past four years alone.