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Where to Buy Flowers and Chocolates in Washington
Plus Valentine's Day specials at each spot. By Jazelle Hunt
Comments () | Published January 25, 2011

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CHOCOLATES

DC
Biagio Fine Chocolate (1904 18th St., NW; 202-328-1506)
• Heart-shaped boxes from more than 50 national and international chocolatiers, including Washington producers; assorted sizes, most $20 to $50.
• Prepackaged heart-shaped boxes with a mixture of chocolates from several companies; assorted sizes, $15 to $50.

Chocolate Chocolate (1130 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-466-2190)
• House Truffle Tin with six handmade milk- and dark-chocolate truffles, $14.95.
• Lillie Belle Farms Romantic Red Ballotin with 16 handmade chocolates combined with organic fruits, wines, and other pairings; examples include Lavendar Caramel and Vodka Cherry; $46.

J. Chocolatier (1039 33rd St., NW; 202-333-4111)
• Drinking-chocolate gift set featuring a milk froster, drinking-chocolate powder, eight pieces of Fleur de Sel Caramel chocolates, and two eight-ounce Swiss Bodum insulated glasses; $65.

Krön Chocolatier (Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave.; 202-966-4946)
• Heart-shaped box made of chocolate and filled with chocolates; four pieces for $15, nine for $30.
• Long-stem chocolate roses; $3.50 per rose, three for $13, six for $22.50, a dozen for $44.50.
• Keepsake rose boxes filled with foil-wrapped hearts; assorted sizes $5 through $40.
• Limited edition ¾-pound velvet box of truffles; $35.

Locolat Cafe (1781 Florida Ave., NW; 202-518-2570)
• Heart-shaped boxes made of chocolate filled with about 20 pieces; $38 in a cellophane bag,
$48 in a gift box.
• Customized, hand-painted, personalized chocolate heart-shaped boxes; must be ordered a week in advance (same box as above).


Maryland
Candy Kitchen (52 N. Market St., Frederick; 301-698-0442).
• Chocolate-dipped strawberries; $25 per pound (typically eight to ten strawberries in a pound).
• Hand-dipped truffles; $28.95 per pound.
• Gourmet non-chocolate goodies.

Chocolate by Cacao (7129 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda; 301-215-6945)
• A dozen chocolate-dipped strawberries; on sale for $38 (regularly $42).

Sweet Cascades (8167 Main St., Ellicott City; 410-750-8422)
• Stemmed bouquet of a dozen chocolate-dipped strawberries in a rose box; $45.
• Nine-piece gift box of chocolate-dipped strawberries with toppings; $45.
• Handmade chocolates and truffles, a dozen for $18.
• Divine Diva Dream Card, punch card for ten hot-chocolate drinks; $19.50 ($42.50 value).

Zoë Chocolate Co. (121-A N. Market St., Frederick; 301-694-5882)
• Valentine’s Day truffle box: white chocolate/black raspberry, heart-shaped signature caramels,
and more; assorted sizes, $13.75 to $47.
• Chocolate-dipped strawberries; six for $11, a dozen for $22.
• Valentine’s Day red-heart bars, mint/white chocolate, or solid dark chocolate; $6.95.
• Butter-toffee tablets; $10.


Virginia
ACKC—Artfully Chocolate/Kingsbury Confections
(2003-A Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703-635-7917; 1529-C 14th St., NW, 202-387-2626)
• Heart-shaped boxes, assorted sizes, $25 to $65.
• Chocolate-dipped strawberries, $18 per pound ($2 to $2.50 per strawberry).
• Gifts for man to man, woman to woman, man to woman, and woman to man.

Artisan Confections (1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington; 703-524-0007).
• Valentine’s Day box: three salted-butter caramel hearts, passionfruits, and vanilla cremes; $17.
• Large heart-shaped dark-chocolate hazelnut praline caramel tablets; $4.
• Raspberry and rose marshmallows; $4.
• Create Valentine’s Day gift baskets with any merchandise.

Aunt Joanie’s Chocolate Shoppe (10382 Portsmouth Rd., Manassas; 703-393-7639).
• A dozen chocolate-dipped strawberries; $24.
• Customizable heart-shaped boxes: ¼-pound box holds eight pieces; $5.95 (½-pound through three-pound boxes available).
• Handmade heart-shaped boxes made of chocolate and filled with chocolate pieces; $22.95.
• Hand-painted heart-shaped lollipops; less than $2.

Penny Chocolates & Gelato
(11877-B Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax; 703-815-9022)
• Heart-shaped truffles; $1.20 per piece.
• Chocolate-dipped strawberries; $2 each, sold as a half dozen or dozen (preorder required).
• Bag of small heart-shaped cookies; $5.
• One large heart-shaped cookie; $2.
• Pint or quart of Valentine’s Day strawberry-and-chocolate-chip gelato (about $11.50 per pint).
• Create Valentine’s Day gift baskets with any merchandise.

The Sugar Cube (210 N. Lee St., Alexandria; 703-548-2868)
• Vosges “Love Goddess” three-layer dark-chocolate cake mix; $12.95.
• Bon Bon Bar “Scotch Bars” and “Bourbon Bars,” George T. Stagg bourbon or Talisker single-malt scotch infused into dark chocolate-and-caramel bars; $5.
• 16-piece handmade Champagne truffle gift box; $25.
• Signature Valentine’s truffle sampler: a dozen handmade truffles (some heart-shaped) in flavors such as Fleur de Sel Caramel and Hot Dark Chocolate; $24.

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