Washingtonian Magazine - 2012 'Best Of' Issue - Readers Picks - Best Candy Store
Chocolate Chocolate. Founded by a pair of chocoholic sisters, this sweet spot on downtown DC’s Connecticut Avenue has been creating confections since 1984.
Washington Post Company - Editors Pick - 4 Stars - Sisters Frances
and Ginger Park opened this independent chocolate shop more than 25 years
Chocolate Zoom Magazine - A Chocolate Tour of New York and Washington DC -
About three hours away by train, our nation’s capital has plenty for the
history enthusiast, the shopper, and the lover of fine dining alike. For the
chocoholic, a stop by Chocolate Chocolate (www.chocolatedc.com)
on Connecticut Avenue, a chocolate mainstay in DC for over a quarter of a
century, is a must. (If you’ve been there before, note that it’s recently
moved a half block north.)
Chocolate Chocolate co-owners, authors, and sisters Frances Park and Ginger
Park talked to Chocolate Zoom about their boutique, touring DC, an upcoming
book that sounds like a must-read for chocoholics, and a special treat just
for Chocolate Zoom readers.
"In 1984, we introduced Washington to their first taste of imported
chocolates such as Neuhaus of Belgium, which wasn’t available anywhere in
the city back then," said Frances and Ginger. "To this day, we flourish with
our exquisite European lines, even the perishable crème fraîche and mousse
pralines and hand-rolled truffles. When we moved to our new spot, we decided
to pick up a new line, Suisse Laderach. Each piece looks like a true jewel
with intense flavor--when a customer tries one for the first time, the word
‘swoon’ comes to mind. One woman sampled a Lemon Heaven and declared, ‘This
is the most delicious thing I’ve ever tasted in my life!’ then proceeded to
purchase several boxes--for herself, of course."
Frances and Ginger also told us about their huge following of customers who
"live and die" for their Chocolate Pecan Turtles—so much so that if they run
out of stock, they practically may as well close their doors for business
for the day! They sold over 5000 pounds of these turtles, made by small
local chocolate-maker Naron Candy, last year....
Capitol Chic Chocolate Boutique - December 29, 2009 With the
holidays and cold weather, wouldn't it be nice to sit by the fire with a
gourmet cup of hot chocolate, some peppermint bark and chocolate covered
graham crackers? We all have our guilty pleasures. For all you chocoholics,
visiting Chocolate Chocolate is a must! Established 25 years ago by sisters
and authors, Frances and Ginger Park, their chic chocolate boutique based in
the nation's capitol stays true to their original of goal- running a family
chocolate business that focuses more on the family than the business. The
Park sisters explain, when you walk into our shop, you're walking into an
extension of our home.?
You'll discover pieces of chocolate heaven like almond bark, turtles,
clusters, covered marshmallows and oreos that are sold throughout. There's
even a Washington Monument Collection featuring chocolate versions of the
Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building among others. After
visiting Chocolate Chocolate (or ordering some sweet treats online) you will
be hooked for life!
1130 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Best Chocolate Stores in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia By Rachel
Cooper, About.com Guide - Chocolate Chocolate 1130 Connecticut Ave.,
NW Washington, DC (202) 466-2190. This chocolate specialty store is located
in the heart of downtown, Washington, DC and carries a nice selection of
chocolates and other candy.
Yelp - Chocolate Chocolate Categories: Candy Stores, Chocolatiers and
Shops - 5 Star Review
Willy Wonka got it right--candy should always be fun! Chocolate Chocolate,
an oasis of sweetness in the middle of DC's downtown, gets it right, too!
The shop features bright lighting, an unpretentious, knowledgeable, and
accommodating staff, and a smile-inducing variety of offerings that ranges
from sugary loose candy to white chocolate replicas of DC's marble monuments
(allowing you to say "I just gorged myself on the Washington Monument!") to
elegant boxes of Neuhaus truffles.
Additionally, it's clear that the proprietors of this fine store believe
that if you can dip it in chocolate, you probably should. An assortment of
graham crackers, marshmallows, pretzels, nuts, maltballs, and more, all
fresh and enrobed in creamy chocolate, awaits beneath the glass counter. You
can mix and match these delectable selections by the pound (the cost is
approximately 16 dollars per pound...but that figure does not include the
cost of any new jeans you will have to buy), and they'll wrap your goodies
in crisp white boxes! Chocolate Chocolate Wins Wins!
1130 Connecticut Ave NW
(between L & M St)
Washington, DC 20036
Coco's Chocolate Dreams - Chocolate Chocolate is a
bright and modern store in the heart of DC. They offer a variety of candy
and chocolates, including an unusual line of Chocolate “Truffles” called “Tartinis”.
They are not at all a traditional truffle, but are tart shaped with a base
of crisp filo dough, filled with a creamy truffle ganache and pate de fruits
filling in the middle, then completely covered in dark chocolate. A very
interesting and contrasting combination of flaky pastry paired with smooth
truffle and fruit filling. Available in a variety of flavors, my favorite
was the orange. They also make a line of old fashioned, yummy candy bars. I
indulged in their Pecan Caramel Bar, which was just wonderful!
Chocolate Chocolate is located at 1130 Connecticut Ave N.W,
Washington D.C. 20036.