VT Chocolate Company Hops into Easter with New Products
February 1, 2011 :: With Easter a little less than four months away, Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is gearing up to help the Easter Bunny prepare for his big day. In addition to customer favorites like chocolate bunnies and cream-filled eggs, the Vermont chocolate company is introducing three new products to add to the Bunny’s collection of treats.
This year’s new line-up includes the following:
• Organic Milk Chocolate Hopp’n Bunny: Available in organic milk or dark chocolate, these handmade chocolate bunnies are wrapped in compostable cellophane bags and tied with a festive ribbon woven with yarn made from recycled bottles. These bunnies are the ultimate treat for those looking to celebrate Easter while also paying tribute to Earth Day, which happen to fall in the same week this year.
• Bunny Hop Chocolate Easter Basket: Busy parents and grandparents will love the convenience of these ready-to-give baskets featuring a handmade chocolate bunny, a variety of filled eggs, and all-natural jelly beans.
• Organic Chocolate Squares Dispenser: Perfect for filling multiple Easter baskets, these dispensers of 140 Organic Bulk Milk Chocolate Squares, Organic Dark Chocolate Squares, Organic Sea Salt & Almonds Milk Chocolate Squares or Spicy Aztec Organic Dark Chocolate Squares are sure to make the Easter Bunny’s job a little easier this year.
“Since chocolate is traditionally what the Easter Bunny brings, we wanted to expand the available selection to provide organic, healthy options to tuck away in Easter baskets,” said Allyson Myers, Director of Sales and Marketing for LCC. “And with Easter and Earth Day being so close together this year, we took it as a timely opportunity to create an eco-friendly package to encourage consumers to have a green celebration.”
Other best-selling Easter products include: LCC’s Classic Chocolate Bunny Rabbit, available in dark, milk or white chocolate and in two different sizes; the 14-piece Egg Gift Bag with peanut butter, caramel or raspberry cream-filled chocolate eggs; and a foil-wrapped milk chocolate carrot. For those looking for a wholesome treat, LCC’s Breakfast Eggs will satisfy taste buds and bellies alike. The Granola Chocolate Breakfast Egg is filled with almonds, oats, cranberries and dark chocolate, while the Peanut Butter Breakfast Egg is a combination of creamy peanut butter, crunchy peanuts, and crispy rice. The Selection Boxes feature LCC’s most popular chocolates and have a fresh, spring package that also doubles as a thoughtful gift of Mother’s Day chocolates or offering for Administrative Professionals Day.
These products will be for sale at all three LCC retail locations, online at www.LakeChamplainChocolates.com and at select gourmet retail locations across the country.
Preservative-free and Kosher-certified, Lake Champlain Chocolates are crafted in small batches from the finest quality chocolate and select natural ingredients including local Vermont cream, sweet butter, maple syrup and honey. The company offers a variety of gifts including super-premium chocolate covered fruits and nuts, chocolate truffles, chocolate gift baskets and its ever-popular Chocolate of the Month Club. Lake Champlain Chocolates are available online, by calling toll-free at 800-465-5909, as corporate gifts & wedding favors, at three company-owned retail stores in Vermont and nationwide at specialty food & gift stores and upscale hotels & inns.