By Betty Shimabukuro email@example.com
Sept. 26, 2017
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Packaging for Padovani’s Chocolates can be as luxe as the chocolates themselves. A purse box, top, sells for $120 filled with 30 pieces of chocolate.
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At left, Padovani’s boozy barrel-shaped chocolate is flavored with Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey. Owner and chocolatier Philippe Padovani, center, searches out high-end bourbons and cognacs to flavor his chocolates, then sells the empty bottles to collectors. The signature horse-and-jockey stoppers on Blaton’s Single Barrel Bourbon are particularly popular. The bottle carrier, right, is $75 with 12 chocolates; you provide a bottle of wine or other liquor.