The French profess that the key to a good life (and staying thin) is to feast on small portions of highly flavorful foods, including sumptuous post-dinner chocolates. The Swedes have apparently mastered this philosophy with Emanuel Andren chocolates, which boast the most undeniably complex, perplexing, and ultimately satisfying combination of chocalate-ness ever put into one square inch. And at $98 for 4 pieces - well, it will keep "the 1%" of you who can afford to experience this lollapalooza in your mouth nice and thin.
Opening a box of Emanuel Andren is like opening a box to an iPod - sleek, minimal, beautiful. And once inside, the reward is Apple's equal. The Dark Rum chocolate? Rummier than Rummy. Whisky Laphroaig? Smokier than Johnny Blue. Zino Platinum Cigar? I wouldn't trade it for a Cohiba.
Gents, if there's a special someone you'd like to impress this Valentine's day, may I just say "Emanuel Andren." And ladies, if you are on the receiving end of one of these special little boxes, I don't have to tell you that it's a pleasure worth repaying.