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authentic belgian chocolate near capitol

daves_32 May 14, 2007 11:48 AM

It is a new place that only sells authentic Belgian chocolates near the capitol. help tell me the name!

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    Elyssa RE: daves_32 May 14, 2007 12:01 PM

    Ooooo that sounds like a dangerous place to hear about! lol Where near the Capitol is it?

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      daves_32 RE: Elyssa May 14, 2007 12:26 PM

      I believe it is on the NE side of the Capitol. all the people there are straight out of Belgium. They were giving away the chocolates at Belgium's embassy within the EU embassy open house.

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        ChewFun RE: daves_32 May 14, 2007 01:02 PM

        I believe that you are talking about Neuhaus Chocolates in Union Station. The company is from Belgium, though, I believe, only one of the employees is from there.

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      daves_32 RE: daves_32 May 14, 2007 02:17 PM

      It is called Belgium Locolat.

      i am looking for the physical location right now...

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        Skittle RE: daves_32 May 14, 2007 05:26 PM

        It's better than Leonidas chocolate??? I must try it. Let us know when you get the address!

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          tauer RE: Skittle May 15, 2007 12:13 PM

          galler is fabulous if you can find it. not sure if they export.

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            jeanki RE: tauer May 15, 2007 12:20 PM

            I think I've heard Galler doesn't export to the US; I got some from Brussels earlier this year and they were indeed wonderful. People also rave about Pierre Marconi but I think they have a branch only in NYC.

      2. thepresidentwearsprada RE: daves_32 Jun 25, 2008 07:41 AM

        I went there last week, everything was delicious, specially the chocolate mousse torte.

        It is in Adams Morgan at 1781 Florida Avenue NW at the corner of U St and 18th Street

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          sarawithanh RE: thepresidentwearsprada Jun 25, 2008 04:43 PM

          Having been to Belgium 2 yrs ago, the best chocolates are in this order:

          1) Peirre Marcolini
          2) Galler
          3) Neahous
          4) Leonidas

          I am SO going to check this place out though! Can't go wrong with Belgian chocoalte!

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            daves_32 RE: sarawithanh Jun 26, 2008 05:15 AM

            I was impressed with Locolat's chocoate when they had it at the Belgian embassy. Their truffles have excellence ganaches. Some of the small town Belgian shops I visited in Brusges were just too intense for me. I even did one of those taste experiences where you try all different kinds of bean.

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