Coordinates: 43°39′14″N 10°40′54″E / 43.6539019°N 10.6816664°E / 43.6539019; 10.6816664

Amedei is an artisan chocolate manufacturing company located in Pontedera in the Tuscany region of Italy, considered to be one of the finest chocolate producers in the world.[1] Their products range from chocolate bars to truffles and pralines. Their award-winning[2] chocolate bars use single-origin and single varietal cocoa beans. One of their products, Amedei Porcelana, is known as the world's most expensive chocolate.[3][4][5][6][7] They obtain the cocoa from a Venezuelan region called Chuao; it has been awarded, with the Gold in the category Best Bean to Bar in 2005 and in 2006 by the Academy of Chocolate, although every year this association elects a new chocolate as the best one, being this only a one-year lasting award.[8] Amedei chocolate is also used in making the most expensive cupcake, the Golden Phoenix, which is made by Bloomsbury's, a boutique cafe in Dubai.[9]

TypePrivately held company
IndustryChocolate production
Founded1990; 31 years ago (1990)
FounderCecilia Tessieri
Area served
Revenue€ 3344797 (2013)
Number of employees

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  2. ^ "Academy of Chocolate, Chocolate Awards 2006". Archived from the original on 2006-12-07. Retrieved 2006-10-20.
  3. ^ "Hints of Wine? Chocolate Enters The Tasting Room". New York Times. December 3, 2003.
  4. ^ "Food of the Gods: Amedei Chocolates from Tuscany". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
  5. ^ [1] Good Times
  6. ^ [2] World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream — Golden Opulence Sundae
  7. ^ "The Top 10 Most Expensive Chocolate in the World". February 26, 2014. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  8. ^ [3] Food and Wine
  9. ^ Jensen, Jon (February 7, 2013). "Inside the Middle East". CNN (Blogs). Archived from the original on August 29, 2012. Retrieved 2019-09-05.

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