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Despite being a major cacao producer, Brazil is not known for fine chocolate. But Aquim, with its award-winning chocolate bars, is changing that. Brazilian chef Samantha Aquim's treasures are artfully displayed in thick, luxurious wrappers printed with rain forest flora and fauna, and lined up in cases and on rich wood shelves like fine cigars. Travelers on a budget should resign themselves to window shopping here: A box recently sold at auction in London for $15,000. Luckily most of the bars, cookies and other delights—all sourced from a single farm in Bahia—are pricey though reasonable enough to buy—and well worth the cost.

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Aquim

Despite being a major cacao producer, Brazil is not known for fine chocolate. But Aquim, with its award-winning chocolate bars, is changing that. Brazilian chef Samantha Aquim's treasures are artfully displayed in thick, luxurious wrappers printed with rain forest flora and fauna, and lined up in cases and on rich wood shelves like fine cigars. Travelers on a budget should resign themselves to window shopping here: A box recently sold at auction in London for $15,000. Luckily most of the bars, cookies and other delights—all sourced from a single farm in Bahia—are pricey though reasonable enough to buy—and well worth the cost.