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High-end chocolate bars?

I'm looking for a few exotic chocolate bars to buy for my husband's birthday. I'd prefer single origin darks, or interesting blends (like Vosges). I'm not looking for grocery store chocolate or major chains like Godiva or Lindt. His birthday is this week, so I don't want to order anything. Anyone have suggestions?


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  1. I just love Scharffen Berger's Nibby Bars. I have found them at Whole Foods.

    1. Ma Petit Shoe in Hampden has amazing chocolate bars!

      1. In NoVa there are two very good places: Daily Planet in Del Ray Alexandria. Wonderful selection: Dagoba, Sharfeen Berger, Vosges. Also, Arrowine in North Arlington - same deal with the selection. You may also want to check out Dean & DeLuca and Balduccis. I suspect Wegmans would also have a good selection but I don't get out there much.

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        1. re: Cocinero Cubano

          I'm pretty sure I saw Vosges chocolate @ Balducci's in Old town. There were also some single origin chocolate bar of some other brand (sorry can't remember which).

        2. Trader Joe's also has a nice selection, generally including some single origin bars.

          1. I really like the Valor chocolate bars with marcona almonds. The ones without almonds are pretty good, too.

            Valor also makes some excellent sugar free bars for folks with diabetes and such.

            1. The Curious Grape in Shirlington (wine shop/gourmet deli) has an interesting collection of single-origin and specialty chocolates you might want to check out: http://curiousgrape.com/Pages/chocola...

              1. Dean and Deluca stores up in NY carry the single-origin Cluizel bars, which top my personal list of favorites. Perhaps they have them down here as well.

                I saw Amadei bars at the Italian Store a while back.

                1. I'm pretty snobby about chocolate and I found some great dark chocolate bars at the Best Cellars in Clarendon. The brand is NewTree and I love the "Renew" bar that has dark chocolate with black currants. Other great bars are the "Blush" with dark chocolate and cherry and the "Vigor" with dark chocolate and coffee. The prices are reasonable...and well worth it! Here is a link to the NewTree site for some more info: http://www.newtreeusa.com/


                  1. Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolates located in St. Louis, MO, are absolutely out of this world to die for! "The Choice of Kings and Connoisseurs". They are very expensive, but very worth it. Check them out at www.bissingers.com

                    1. Belletini Chocolates
                      18137 Town Center Dr
                      Olney, MD 20832
                      (301) 774-5300