Life is like a box of chocolates: it ends quickly when it tumbles into lava. Enjoy the transient experience of sweet pleasure while you can with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a ticket for a chocolate walking tour from DC Metro Chocolate Tours (a $48 value). Choose between two walking tours, each offering chocolaty goodness—Dupont Circle or Uptown.
DC Metro Chocolate Tours provides sweet-teeth with taste-bud-tingling tours of some of the District’s best artisan chocolatiers, restaurants, and more. Each appetizing adventure is led by a knowledgeable choco-guide who will hold your nose as you dive headfirst into the wonderful world of imported sweets, intimate tastings, and dark chocolate magic. Mouths feast happily while brains chew on a blend of history and trivia about chocolate and where to enjoy it in the nation's capital. Tours are offered year-round and vary by location and season. Check the schedule to book your reservation online, and then make an apple cry as you spend an afternoon blissfully ignoring it in favor of sweet chocolateness.
DC Metro Chocolate Tours
Bonnie Sigwalt's life changed the moment she tasted her first Cadbury Creme Egg. She was only four years old, but the sweet treat made a lasting impression. Today, Bonnie—sometimes known as "Coco"—has turned her passion for chocolate into a profession, serving as the chief Chocolate Taster for DC Metro Chocolate Tours. She is joined in her confectionary calling by fellow expert tour guides and chocolatiers who all have shared interests—namely, a love of chocolate and an extensive knowledge of DC history.
The cocoa experts lead groups on walking adventures of historic Capital neighborhoods, from the centuries-old homes of Georgetown to the artistically inspiring environs of U-Street. But the focus naturally remains on the chocolate—each excursion stops at local bakeries, candy shops, or even a cosmetics company that sells cocoa-infused skincare products. The sweets also serve as inspiration for chocolate-making workshops or tasting sessions. During the latter, groups eschew walking for a different kind of journey. They follow the history of the cacao bean, from its origins in the mountains of Peru to its current status as "World's Favorite Plant."