Best Chocolate Bars in the World

Chocolate That Raises the Bar

A long, long time ago, the Aztecs used to sip something they called Xocolatl as a health tonic. This not-so-sweet beverage derived from cacao seeds (which they believed were a gift from the gods) paved the way for today's much sweeter version of chocolate. Fast-forward to the late 19th-century and Swiss chocolatiers developed the conching technique to produce the smooth feel of solid chocolate we now know and love. GAYOT's list of theBest Chocolate Bars features a selection of Swiss, Belgian and French pioneers along with modern artisanal chocolatiers who are pushing the envelope with new flavors and ingredients that indeed taste like food of the gods.

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