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Lake Champlain Chocolates to debut L.C. Pops (Locally Crafted Pops)

Local Ice Pops Refreshing New Treat for Summer

Burlington, VT (June 25, 2012)
– Nothing says summer more than a flavorful frozen treat on a stick. Refreshing, nostalgic, and enjoyed by all ages, frozen pops are the freshest idea from the kitchen of Lake Champlain Chocolates, the Vermont chocolate maker known for its gourmet chocolate truffles and other artisan confections.  Made with local ingredients, the on-the-go dessert offers an opportunity to take advantage of the abundant growing season in Vermont.

“We really wanted to experiment with in-season ingredients, and ice pops are the perfect way for us to do this,” says Eric Lampman, R&D Manager for LCC. “L.C. Pops keep us connected to the local landscape, and, in addition to our ice cream offerings, allow us to deliver a great experience for our customers during the summer months.”

LCC will debut their ice pops on July 5th at Summervale, a weekly event at Burlington’s Intervale Center.  The company will use seasonally fresh produce from local suppliers to create a rotation of flavor offerings; ingredients, some of which will come from Intervale farms, could include everything from berries and melons to cucumbers and tomatoes.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge of creating a delicious new pop each week. The goal is to keep it simple, and let the ingredients speak for themselves,” says Lampman.

A fresh batch of ice pops will be made each Thursday for Summervale; pops will also be available at the LCC Factory Store at 750 Pine Street while supplies last. To find out the flavor of the week, follow LCC on Facebook and Twitter, or visit the company’s chocolate blog.

About Lake Champlain Chocolates:
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.