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Kazakhstan: Are these the most expensive chocolates in the world?02:05

Kazakhstan: Are these the most expensive chocolates in the world?

Kazakhstan, Almaty
January 17, 2016 at 12:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

The founder of Kazakh company The Ross Limited, Adilkhan Sartayev, showed off a hexagonal box of luxury chocolates worth $14,000 (€12,826) in Almaty, Saturday.

Described as the "most expensive chocolate in the world," the box of six chocolates was inspired by classic movie stars such as Vivien Leigh, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Each piece of chocolate is designed with a different geometric shape to represent the natural elements. There is a tetrahedron representing fire, an octahedron for air, a cube for earth, an icosahedron for water, a dodecahedron for ether and a scope to represent vacuum. Each chocolate is coated in gold before being packaged in a unique hexagonal box.

Less than 1,000 boxes will be produced by The Ross Limited and the company has no plans to sell the chocolates, choosing instead to gift the luxury treats to people that Sartayev believes have "contributed to arts."

Discussing his decision not to sell the chocolate, Sartayev said: "Gargantua is the most expensive chocolate and is not for sale. At the moment, I don't plan to sell it. It will be a present for those people who I consider to have contributed to arts. Apart from leaving a heritage they were also beautiful. The beauty inspires me. Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Vivien Leigh were really beautiful women. And this [chocolate] is a present for them. We are going to send it to the film studios where they used to work."

Kazakhstan: Are these the most expensive chocolates in the world?02:05
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The founder of Kazakh company The Ross Limited, Adilkhan Sartayev, showed off a hexagonal box of luxury chocolates worth $14,000 (€12,826) in Almaty, Saturday.

Described as the "most expensive chocolate in the world," the box of six chocolates was inspired by classic movie stars such as Vivien Leigh, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Each piece of chocolate is designed with a different geometric shape to represent the natural elements. There is a tetrahedron representing fire, an octahedron for air, a cube for earth, an icosahedron for water, a dodecahedron for ether and a scope to represent vacuum. Each chocolate is coated in gold before being packaged in a unique hexagonal box.

Less than 1,000 boxes will be produced by The Ross Limited and the company has no plans to sell the chocolates, choosing instead to gift the luxury treats to people that Sartayev believes have "contributed to arts."

Discussing his decision not to sell the chocolate, Sartayev said: "Gargantua is the most expensive chocolate and is not for sale. At the moment, I don't plan to sell it. It will be a present for those people who I consider to have contributed to arts. Apart from leaving a heritage they were also beautiful. The beauty inspires me. Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Vivien Leigh were really beautiful women. And this [chocolate] is a present for them. We are going to send it to the film studios where they used to work."

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