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Lake Champlain Chocolates Showcases Newest Confections at NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show

July 10, 2011 :: Burlington, VT – Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) will be exhibiting at the 2011 NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show in the Vermont Specialty Food Association Pavilion at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from July 10 to 12. The Vermont chocolatier, known for its gourmet, all-natural confections, will be showcasing a variety of products perfect for the upcoming fall and winter holidays.

Add fire to the holidays

Appearing for the first time at a Fancy Food Show is Grace Under Fire, one of LCC’s newest chocolate bars. Made in collaboration with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, a nationally recognized rock band from Vermont, the gourmet chocolate bar is a spicy blend of 54% dark chocolate, roasted pistachios and red pepper flakes with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. The bar is now available for wholesale orders through the catalog, or online through LCC’s website and at the company’s three Vermont retail locations. It has a suggested retail price of $5.99.

Stand out this year with holiday chocolates and corporate chocolate gifts

Ideal for thanking valued clients, customers and employees or to have on hand as hostess gifts for holiday parties, LCC’s new Holiday Collection offers consumers a sophisticated yet lighthearted seasonal package design. The wintery hues of blues, silvers and greens stand apart from the season’s traditional green, red, and gold chocolate boxes. The design is available in a 30-piece Holiday Chocolate Assortment, 5-piece Holiday Truffles, 11-piece Spruce Tree Chocolate Truffles, Tower of Treasures and 2-piece Holiday Truffle Favor box.

Warm up with hot chocolate

What better way to warm up during the winter months than with a steaming cup of gourmet hot chocolate? Hot chocolate gifts are one of LCC’s top selling product categories for both wholesale and consumer business, and after studying current flavor trends in the specialty food market and perennial customer favorites, LCC recently expanded the line with the flavors Mountain Mint and Chai & Mighty.

Mountain Mint Hot Chocolate: Sure to become a holiday classic, LCC’s Mountain Mint Hot Chocolate combines cool peppermint with traditional hot chocolate for a gourmet treat. The new blend achieves a perfect balance of cool mint and rich chocolate for a refreshingly chocolaty experience! SRP $9.99

Chai & Mighty Hot Chocolate: Playing off the ancient beverage that has been savored for centuries, LCC replaced tea with premium cocoa and blended it with traditional Chai spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon and ginger. The combination creates a sweet and spicy taste sensation that is rich, full-bodied and deeply satisfying. SRP $9.99

LCC also offers its three most popular flavors (
Traditional Hot Chocolate, Organic Hot Chocolate, and Spicy Aztec Hot Chocolate) in bulk for use in cafés and foodservice, opening up a new market for the chocolate company.

To view these products, visit LCC at the Fancy Food Show at Booth 3132 or contact to learn more about the company’s full line of holiday gifts and items, including Thanksgiving place settings and gifts for Hanukah, Christmas and party hosts. All LCC products are all-natural, preservative free and kosher-certified.

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.

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