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This Handcrafted Box of Tequila-Infused Chocolate Costs $1,000

Because luxury chocolate and tequila go hand in hand
chocolate

Wes Tarca

This match made in heaven requires a three-day process.

If you like quality chocolate, rare tequila, and have $1,000 to spare, Patrón’s latest collaboration is for you. The spirits company has teamed up with executive chef Gabriel Kreuther to create The Patrón Alquimia Collection — handcrafted chocolates made with six of Patrón’s “oldest, finest, and rarest” tequilas.

Approximately 100 boxes of 24 custom bars of chocolate infused with Gran Patrón Platinum, Gran Patrón Burdeos, Gran Patrón Piedra, Patrón Extra Añejo 5 Años, Patrón Extra Añejo 7 Años, and even Patrón en Lalique (which goes for $7,500 a bottle) have been produced, according to the company website.

“Using rare liquor is like using rare chocolate,” Marc Aumont, pastry chef, said in a statement. “It gives unusual characteristics as well as unique flavor profiles that are not so common. It is an exciting challenge to incorporate these characteristics together.”

Exotic ingredients from around the world were also used to create the chocolate like Tahitian vanilla and rare pasilla chiles imported from Mexico.

In addition, 20 percent of proceeds will benefit the charity City Harvest, which delivers food to soup kitchens, food pantries, and other food programs in New York City.

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The box of chocolates is only available at Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate in New York City while supplies last.