Fleurir prides itself on creating local chocolate completely from scratch. They use locally-sourced ingredients and feature artists on their uniquely designed wrappers. The flavors of the chocolate are anything but conventional. You may find sesame hazelnut, rosebud cardamom, Brandy Alexander and peanut butter banana, for starters.
When I spoke to the salesman at Fleurir, he told me the store’s most popular flavor was sea salt caramel, recently written up in The New York Times as the only milk chocolate sea salt variety they loved (with Australian Murray River sea salt). What stood out for me were the artisanal bars that captured the flavors from distinctive regions in the United States, from the Georgetown Bar to the Midwest.
You can pickup custom boxes, caramels, or indulge in one of those divinely painted bars whose wrappers are truly worth framing. If you do splurge, get the milk chocolate sea salt caramels and the Ginger Rogers.