Michel Cluizel Tasting Boxes
One great reason to visit the Michel Cluizel chocolate shop in New York City is the fact that it is a fine chocolate store with a liquor license. This means that not only do they serve hot chocolate and cold chocolate drinks and chocolate desserts but you can also get liquor-filled bonbons and pairings of wine and spirits with your chocolates. Their bonbons made with Calvados, Cognac, Cointreau, Grand-Mariner, Kirsch, Rum, Whiskey and Framboise sell for $85 per pound. The bonbons are available only through the store but you can order other items online such as the tasting boxes. The sampler box of 70 disks shown here spans the range of cocoa percentages from 33% milk chocolate to 99% dark chocolate so you can experiment with finding your perfect number. The box sells for $40.