Only something held in high regards are considered gourmet. The word gourmet is attached to an ideal, something which is a cut above the ordinary, something raised above the standards because it has surpassed standard quality, either because of the preparation technique or the ingredients in it. Gourmet food are then synonymous to refinement and elite discrimination.
For chocoholics, gourmet chocolates are something which should never be missed. Gourmet chocolates are chocolates made of fine quality cacaos and cocoa butters, prepared with special preparation techniques, and are of course indulgent in so many levels of high class and exclusivity.
Gourmet chocolates are regarded not just pieces of indulgence; it is regarded as art in the form of consumable and palatable happiness. Unlike mass produced candy store chocolates, gourmet chocolates are made as a craft. In fact, most of the most popular and expensive gourmet chocolates are made handmade by some of the best confectioneries. Gourmet chocolates are known to be meticulously made. Because of their sophistication and high level of craft in production, gourmet chocolates can sometimes be expensive.
Unlike regular chocolates, gourmet chocolates are sometimes infused with other ingredients. As it is held similar to an art form confectioners create more versions of it. Infusing different ingredients, sometimes even exotic, in order to raise the bar of the chocolate experience. Some gourmet chocolates are infused with oils (peppermint, peanut), with exotic ingredients (cardamom, cinnamon) and even liqueur (raspberry vodka, orange) to scintillate the sensual experience.
Gourmet chocolates are then a sensual experience for the soul. Not only do you get the benefit of happiness which chocolates have, but you also fill in the fancy for the elite. The experience is then elevated to something more than just the pleasure of taste, the penchant for discrimination and aristocracy are also alluded to when experiencing the pleasure of gourmet chocolates.