Jacques Torres: The 13 Best Gourmet Chocolates to Buy Right Now

We taste-tested the finest truffles and bars you can find.

Here at Robb Report, we don’t trust people who say they don’t like chocolate. Our team has a desk at the office devoted to sweets, and the chocolate bowl is always overflowing. (My boss, bless him, dutifully refills it when it gets too low.) So we know what we’re talking about when it comes to the good stuff. Thankfully for you, we’ve decided to share our knowledge, sampling dozens of chocolate brands to bring you the crème de la crème of cacao. While your preference may be influenced by a number of factors (flavor, occasion, etc.), the choices below are applicable to any scenario, and the recipient of your chocolate gift—whether it’s a friend, family member, or yourself—will surely be pleased with your selection. One word of advice, though: Proceed with caution. Eating just one piece from the various boxes and bars below is a difficult proposition.

Best White Chocolate: Jacques Torres

Most chocolate lovers have heard the name Jacques Torres before. In fact, the company’s website notes that Torres is affectionately known as “Mr. Chocolate.” As such, you can best believe they make a great stand-by chocolate, presented in an Hermès-esque box. In particular, we loved the company’s white-chocolate bonbons, especially the Love Bug (key-lime ganache enrobed in silky white chocolate, with a sweet little drawing on top). Unfortunately, there are only a few white chocolate pieces in each general assortment, and you can’t buy a whole box of just white chocolate. Thankfully, though, Jacques Torres sells an entire bar of the good stuff.


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