I've done a LOT of chocolate shopping around the world. Therefore, I do not find that Jacques Torres is all that expensive, especially not given the quality. And the superb hot chocolate is a downright bargain by comparison to other gourmet hot chocolates, here and abroad. My husband is partial to the "wicked" hot chocolate (the hot pepper one), but I prefer the classic. If you're buying their filled chocolates to eat yourself, just get them in a baggie because the box costs extra. My favorite, hands down, is the Milk Chocolate Passion Fruit. They have chocolate covered nuts, chocolate covered random other things, and shaped chocolates. This place goes nuts at Easter time, but alas doesn't put things on sale after the holiday. The biggest downside is that there's really no place to sit.