The Most Beautiful Chocolate Wrappers We've Ever Seen

Because sometimes beauty is on the outside, too

Compartes Chocolatier bars
Compartes is a 65-year-old Los Angeles-based company making over fifty different kinds of bars with themes and designs all done in-house.Jonathan Grahm, Compartes Chocolatier

They say true beauty is on the inside, which is especially true when considering chocolate bars. But there's no arguing that a beautifully designed package also elevates the chocolate-eating experience, and these designs are almost gorgeous enough to keep you from tearing them open, golden ticket pending or not.

But not quite. From Iceland to Vietnam, here are a few of the chocolate wrappers that always catch our eye.

Everyone Loves a Brooklyn Wrapper

Raaka bars
Raaka ChocolateKatie Burton

Raaka Chocolate, founded by Ryan Cheney and Nate Hodge, is a Red Hook, Brooklyn-based company. Cheney and Hodge make an array of bars with beans sourced from Bolivia, Madagascar, Belize, and the Dominican Republic, and the bars are wrapped in paper designed by Elissa Barbieri at Loop.

Neon New Zealand Zing

Wellington Chocolate Factory
Wellington Chocolate FactoryCourtesy of Wellington Chocolate Factory

Local designers Gina Kiel and Malarky make Wellington Chocolate Factory chocolate bars very easy on the eyes.

Ho Chi Min's Marou

Cacao pods and Marou bars
MarouCourtesy of Marou

Vietnam's single-origin Marou Chocolate matches the color of their wrappers to the hue of the cacao pods that go into their bars.

Canada's Camino

Camino bars
CaminoCourtesy of Camino

Camino is an Ottawa-based company owned by La Siembra Co-operative, which was established in 1999. Three years later, La Siembra became the first registered importers of Fairtrade Certified cocoa and sugar in North America.

From Reykjavík with Love

Omnom Chocolate
OmnomRagnar Visage | André Visage

Iceland's Omnom uses a thick paper stock for their wrappers, which are designed to open and function as a serving tray.

From Wine to Chocolate

Bahen Chocolate bars
Bahen ChocolateOttis Andotto

Josh Bahen, founder of Bahen & Co., is a farmer at heart. He was a winemaker before he founded the company and he runs it from his family's farm in Margaret River, Western Australia.

If it Ain't Baroque, Don't Fix It

Rococo Chocolate
RococoCourtesy of Rococo

Rococo Chocolates is a London-based company that's been in operation since 1983, when founder and designer Chantal Coady opened her first store in Chelsea.

Valerie Confections Mixes Things Up

Good Mix chocolate bars
Good MixCourtesy of Valerie Confections

Valerie Confections was founded in 2004. Founders Valerie Gordon and Stan Weightman Jr. introduced the Good Mix bar in 2013 and the Hot Good Mix bar in 2014, and the wrappers for each were designed in collaboration with Commune Design. These wrappers don't have a golden ticket, but they do have a surprise inside: vintage-style nudes to keep your eyes off the prize.

Big Balloons and Crazy Chocolate

Unelefante Chocolate
UnelefanteCarlos Rodríguez | Caroga Foto

When Tatiana Sánchez founded Unelefante in 2012, she did so with a line of large balloons. It wasn't until a collaboration with master chocolatier Jorge Llanderal shortly after that Sánchez introduced her hand-painted bars and wrappers.