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13 Amazingly Delicious Fancy Chocolates To Try

So you can live that Willy Wonka life.

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1. Compartés Donuts & Coffee Milk Chocolate Bar

Why it's worth the splurge: There are donuts IN the chocolate bar. Not like fake donut flavor, REAL donuts that are mixed into creamy milk chocolate. To buy: $9.95 for one 3-ounce bar, at compartes.com.
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Why it's worth the splurge: There are donuts IN the chocolate bar. Not like fake donut flavor, REAL donuts that are mixed into creamy milk chocolate.

To buy: $9.95 for one 3-ounce bar, at compartes.com.

2. John & Kira's Chocolate Tortoises

Why they're worth the splurge: If a chocolate turtle is good, then a tortoise is even better, right? Chocolatiers John and Kira focuses on ethical sourcing from farms around the U.S to create these clusters. Six are Maple Pecan and six are Cinnamon Cashew.

To buy: $24.95 for one 12-piece box at johnandkiras.com.

3. EHChocolatier Artisan Chocolates BIG Tasty Assortment

Why it's worth the splurge: For ~fancypants~ chocolate treats, this is a great deal. Owners Elaine and Catherine make playful reinterpretations of classic candy bars. This sampler box includes 10 of their standout treats, including a Crispy Milk Bar, Peanut Butter Crunch Bar, and a Mounds copycat called the Coconutty Bar. To buy: $28 for a 10-piece box, at ehchocolatier.com.
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Why it's worth the splurge: For ~fancypants~ chocolate treats, this is a great deal. Owners Elaine and Catherine make playful reinterpretations of classic candy bars. This sampler box includes 10 of their standout treats, including a Crispy Milk Bar, Peanut Butter Crunch Bar, and a Mounds copycat called the Coconutty Bar.

To buy: $28 for a 10-piece box, at ehchocolatier.com.

4. Dick Taylor Chocolate

Why it's worth the splurge: Super smooth chocolate with a inlaid texture that's so pretty you just ~might~ want to save it. Bonus: The beautifully designed packaging is gift worthy.

To buy: $8.50 for a 2-ounce bar at dicktaylorchocolate.com

5. Vosges Chocolate The Enchanted Mushroom

Why it's worth the splurge: 6 inches tall and 1.3 pounds. Use it to play real life gnome or to hack open instead of a cake.To buy: $75 for one 6-inch tall mushroom, at vosgeschocolate.com.
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Why it's worth the splurge: 6 inches tall and 1.3 pounds. Use it to play real life gnome or to hack open instead of a cake.


To buy:
$75 for one 6-inch tall mushroom, at vosgeschocolate.com.

6. Poco Dolce Bittersweet Chocolate Tiles with Grey Sea Salt

Why they're worth the splurge: These crunchy tiles combine killer chocolate with interesting flavors like sesame toffee and Aztec chile. Each has a hit of salt on top that balances out the bittersweet chocolate. Start with the assorted box to figure out your favorite kind.

To buy: $22 and up for a box of 8 tiles, at pocodolce.com.

7. L.A. Burdick Chocolate Penguins

Why they're worth the splurge: Take a look at these cuties and tell me you don't just want to cash in your 401K to have one. Ok, maybe not, but they are seriously adorable and taste good, too. Each penguin is handmade, filled with a lemony chocolate ganache and has almond wings.

To buy: $13 for a 4-pack, at burdickchocolate.com.

8. Recchiuti Confections Malted Dark Milk Revolution

Why they're worth the splurge: Malted milk balls are one of the greatest candies of all time. It's basically a one-bite chocolate-covered cookie, so what's not to like? Chocolatier Michael Recchiuti coats the cookie in two layers, including a sprinkling of fleur de sel sea salt.To buy: $19 for one 12-ounce box, at recchiuti.com.
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Why they're worth the splurge: Malted milk balls are one of the greatest candies of all time. It's basically a one-bite chocolate-covered cookie, so what's not to like? Chocolatier Michael Recchiuti coats the cookie in two layers, including a sprinkling of fleur de sel sea salt.

To buy: $19 for one 12-ounce box, at recchiuti.com.

9. Elbow Chocolates Roasted Almond Toffee

Why they're worth the splurge: Buttery toffee wrapped in chocolate and topped with crunchy almonds. What more do you need to know? To buy: $15 for one 8-ounce bag, at elbowchocolates.com.
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Why they're worth the splurge: Buttery toffee wrapped in chocolate and topped with crunchy almonds. What more do you need to know?

To buy: $15 for one 8-ounce bag, at elbowchocolates.com.

10. Madécasse Espresso Bean Milk Chocolate Bar

Why it's worth the splurge: Sorry I'm not sorry, I love milk chocolate, and you should, too. This is a rare combo of espresso flavor with bombass Madécasse milk chocolate. To create these bars, the company works with local manufacturers in Madagascar.To buy: $5.99 for one 2.64-ounce bar, at madecasse.com.
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Why it's worth the splurge: Sorry I'm not sorry, I love milk chocolate, and you should, too. This is a rare combo of espresso flavor with bombass Madécasse milk chocolate. To create these bars, the company works with local manufacturers in Madagascar.

To buy: $5.99 for one 2.64-ounce bar, at madecasse.com.

11. Valerie Confections Large Truffle Assortment

Why it's worth the splurge: There are ordinary flavors like salt and caramel but also interesting ones like pepper, Champagne and matcha. To buy: $90 for one 40-piece assortment, at valerieconfections.com.
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Why it's worth the splurge: There are ordinary flavors like salt and caramel but also interesting ones like pepper, Champagne and matcha.

To buy: $90 for one 40-piece assortment, at valerieconfections.com.

12. Fran's Chocolates Double Chocolate Figs

Why it's worth the splurge: I know it's like "Womp, womp, someone got me a goddamned fig?!" But, hear me out. These dried figs are stuffed with solid chocolate and then dipped in MORE chocolate. So it's really not a fig, it's a delicious truffle. They're so insanely good I want them as my wedding cake. That is all.

To buy: $46 for one box of eight figs, at franschocolates.com.

13. Fine & Raw Chocolate Ginger Bar

Why it's worth the splurge: This organic, Brooklyn-based raw chocolate is infused with spicy ginger. Raw chocolate means that the beans aren't roasted, which ~might~ mean that the bars have more antioxidants. But really, it's just worth eating because it tastes good. Plus, you have a sexy pinup to enjoy along with it.To buy: $9.50 for a 2-ounce bar, at fineandraw.com.
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Why it's worth the splurge: This organic, Brooklyn-based raw chocolate is infused with spicy ginger. Raw chocolate means that the beans aren't roasted, which ~might~ mean that the bars have more antioxidants. But really, it's just worth eating because it tastes good. Plus, you have a sexy pinup to enjoy along with it.

To buy: $9.50 for a 2-ounce bar, at fineandraw.com.

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