by The Chocolate Dictionary

A chocopolis, literally ‘a city of chocolates’, is an enormous box of chocolates. Although record-breaking boxes are put together to grab headlines (like the Frango mints assembled by Marshall Field’s in 2002, which weighed stomach-bursting 1,463kg), chocopolis usually refers to boxes sold for corporate entertaining and dinner parties.

L’Artisan du Chocolat have a chocopolis called the Pyramide du Chocolat, containing six tiers and costing £325. La Maison du Chocolat have their Boîte Maison containing 200 pieces. Godiva do a ballotin containing 140 pieces; Hotel Chocolat have their Signature Cabinet with three drawers containing a total of 138 pieces, as well as their Chocolatier’s Table Luxe containing 125 pieces; and Guylian do an 880g box containing 76 truffles and praline-filled seashells.

Chocopolis – a “city of chocolates” – from the renowned French chocolatier Michel Cluizel.


The Signature Cabinet from Hotel Chocolat.

Although popular consensus accepts that any box containing over 75 pieces is worthy of the definition, Bendicks used to sell a ‘yard of Bittermints’ – a dramatic 36-inch (90cm) long box containing 66 pieces. Perhaps it was a bit small compared to other chocopoleis, but for length alone it was still deserving of the name.