Chocopologie, Amedei Porceleana, the Italian white truffle. These delectable desserts are designed to evoke excruciatingly pleasurable sensations in the palate. Apparently, every whiff, every bite, every tongue twirl releases rushes of dopamine, triggering euphoria. I use the word apparently because I can’t be certain; these are some of the world’s most expensive desserts, ranging from 1000$-3500$ a dish. For an equally divine culinary journey that doesn’t require generational wealth, try the following:
*Required: 1 bar of standard-issue Nestle (sorry Americans, in the US it’s made by Hershey’s 😦 ) Kit-Kat, 1 mug of hot coffee, 2 sugars
Break off one bar of Kit-Kat. Feel every sensation, the rustling of the wrapper as the chocolate is unsheathed, the crack of the bar as it’s wrested away from its kin. Music is a plus (I recommend Thievery Corporation).
Snap that solitary bar into half, and put one piece into your mouth. Don’t indulge yet…Tilt your head upwards…Slowly, let the coffee trickle into your mouth…Don’t bite down! Let the heat slowly melt down the powers that be, focus on the sensation of the chocolate crumbling. The flavor of the heated ambrosia cascades down your mouth, rapidly increasing your tonguebeat, shutting down your surroundings. Your pleasure centres erupt.