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Free Chocolate Tasting at Lake Champlain Chocolates

(Burlington, VT) - Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) will feature two free chocolate tastings at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM at their 750 Pine Street Factory Store & Café on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The tasting will include a discussion of how chocolate is made, the differences between chocolates, desirable qualities of chocolate, and the six steps of tasting chocolate. Attendees will sample a variety of chocolates and learn how to evaluate them. There is no need to register for either session of the tasting. Seating is limited, so it is recommended to arrive early.

Sour. Spicy. Earthy. Fruity. What do these things have to do with chocolate? Local chocolate experts at LCC will take participants on a sensory journey, where you will learn to taste, evaluate and describe the nuanced elements of chocolate. The hands-on event will feature the company’s famous Five Star Bars.

“Everyone likes to eat chocolate, but very few take the time to slow down, taste and appreciate chocolate,” says Gary Coffey, Director of Retail. “Participants will learn what are considered desirable qualities in chocolate and how to discern common flavor profiles such as fruity, floral, nutty and sour.”

From January 18 to 27, a winter sale will be happening at the LCC Factory Store with discounts on hot chocolate, truffles and chocolate bars, plus lots of factory seconds! As always, the café will be serving hot chocolates, cappuccinos, lattes, ice cream, gourmet coffee & teas and cold beverages.

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About Lake Champlain Chocolates
A pioneer in the American chocolate movement, Lake Champlain Chocolates is a family-owned company located in Burlington, Vermont. In 1983, Jim Lampman declared he would create upscale American chocolates that would “rival the Belgians.” Almost 30 years later, the Lampman family has done just that, by introducing European flavors and tastes using local, Vermont ingredients and by taking a craftsman’s approach to chocolate: creativity, patience and mastery. This level of care and craft leads to chocolates that win high praise, year after year, from customers and industry experts alike. Lake Champlain Chocolates are hand made by people who are passionate about their work; products include chocolate bars, as well as the best-selling Five Star Bars, truffles, caramels, gift assortments and gourmet hot chocolate and are available online, nationwide at specialty food and gift stores, such as Whole Foods Market, upscale hotels and inns, and at their three company-owned stores in Vermont.