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Chloé Doutre-Roussel was the chocolate-buyer for Fortnum and Mason for 3 years and has a broader and deeper understanding of the medium that almost anyone. She also knows how to find the best bars and appreciate them. Her book, The Chocolate Connoisseur, is meant to provide an introduction to the world of chocolates that includes stories, history and a guide to when, why and how to select and taste chocolates. There are only 1,500 of the limited edition version of the book, which comes with a box that includes 9 of the main chocolate bars refereed to in The Chocolate Connoisseur. Price: $95, but be warned that you may find yourself making significantly more expenditures on chocolate after finishing the book.