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River-Sea Chocolates for Valentine’s Day in Reston

A scattered assortment of truffles and chocolates against a white background.

If you’re someone who values experiences and giving back, consider River-Sea Chocolates for your Valentine’s Day gift shopping this year. This local chocolate factory is owned and operated by a local husband-wife duo who were inspired to open a bean-to-bar chocolate factory after a family trip to Brazil in 2017. Since their return, they’ve built a sustainable chocolate empire, right in Chantilly.

Cacao is sourced from small-scale farmers in the Amazon Basin, and each purchase supports their sustainability efforts. In fact, River-Sea is one of the only companies that ships via a wind-powered cargo ship to enhance their sustainability efforts and decrease their footprint. It’s a company you can feel good supporting.

At their chocolate factory, they offer fun classes like make your own chocolate bomb or chocolate bar. You can also take a tour for just $5 to see their whole process firsthand. It’s a sweet gift for your Valentine’s Day celebrations this year!