Owner Cecilia Tessieri
Amedei founder Cecilia Tessieri inside the first standalone New York shop, near Union Square.
Outside of the shop; a sign encourages hot chocolate drinking.
Toscano Black 70 Chocolate Bar
This 70% dark chocolate bar blends Trinitario and Criollo beans; the flavor is the first Amedei chocolate ever made.
Porcelana Chocolate Bar
The Porcelana has been called the world's most expensive chocolate; a bar costs $16.50. It's 70% cocoa bittersweet dark chocolate, made from the prized Criollo bean found in Venezuela. Amedei produces 20,000 bars a year, and each is numbered on the packaging—this one is No. 17,480.
Cru Collection (Single-Origin Bars)
Each of these packages has four individually wrapped chocolates made with single-origin cocoa from Grenada, Jamaica, Madagascar, Trinidad, and Venezuela.
The pint-sized shop showcases 14 types of pralines.
Crema Toscana spreads
The shop also sells Crema Toscana chocolate-and-hazelnut spreads, one with a more pronounced hazelnut flavor, the other with a richer chocolate flavor. Both are made with hazelnuts roasted in house.