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Lake Champlain Chocolates Expands Corporate Gift Offerings

New Customized Gift Jars Unveiled for Holiday 2013

BURLINGTON, Vt. – As every smart business knows, the best new product ideas often come from its own customers. And for Vermont-based gourmet chocolate company Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC), finding their latest idea was as simple as paying attention and listening. 

“That’s how our new personalized gift jars developed,” explains Jan Joyal, LCC’s Corporate Gifting Specialist. “Speaking with our clients every day, it gives me the chance to learn just what it is they want in their business gifts. And increasingly, that’s personalization.” 

Custom Chocolate Gift JarLCC’s newest corporate gift is perfect for a CEO’s desk, a company breakroom, or anyone deserving a special “thank-you.” Jars can be personalized with a company logo, and are filled with individually wrapped gourmet chocolates. Flavors range from dark chocolate to milk chocolate and festive dark mint crunch, and come in a variety of shapes such as coins and squares. 

Fashioned in clear acrylic, the new jars are a fun yet elegant update to the glass penny-candy jars of yesteryear. “The beauty is in taking a classic shape — the apothecary jar — and filling it with a delicious gift meant to be enjoyed and shared over time,” continues Joyal. “When you add the logo, it enhances a company’s visibility, showcases their brand, and keeps the gesture top-of-mind for recipients.”

Individual jars retail at $32.00, with an additional $2.00 per jar for a personalized logo (minimum order of 25 jars). Volume discounts are available for companies purchasing in bulk. 

LCC continues to offer a full range of corporate chocolates for every budget, from gift sets and baskets to boxed assortments in new holiday designs. Customer favorites include their classic Chocolates of Vermont, Chocolate Selections, and Vermont Country Gift Basket. New for 2013 is a holiday edition of their Revel Chocolates — handcrafted truffles pairing smooth ganache with inspired ingredients like WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey. 

“It’s our business to make our customers look good, and we take it seriously,” adds Joyal of LCC. “Part of that is to listen when they tell us what they want in a product. It’s really that simple.” 

To learn more about Lake Champlain Chocolates’ variety of corporate gifting options, visit www.lakechamplainchocolates.com. Email the Corporate Sales team at corpsales@LakeChamplainChocolates.com or call 1-877-635-7406 toll-free, Monday–Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. 

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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 handmade 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.