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My Chocolate Sculpture is on the Food Network!

I never dreamed when I went to art school that I would end up being featured on Food Network making chocolate sculptures. Who knew chocolate could be an artist’s medium? Starving Artist turns to Chocolate I went to Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts to major in illustration. Clay had always been my passion […]

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Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker in Guatemala

Local Values / Global Perspectives: For the past 32 years, Lake Champlain Chocolates has cultivated partnerships with many local agriculture producers in Vermont that supply the company with fantastic heavy cream, butter, maple syrup, apples, and honey. In May 2012, I traveled to Guatemala to meet cacao farmers from three villages in the department of […]

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Chocolate Santa is Watching…

Chocolate santa wants to know- are you naughty or nice?  What happens when chocolate santa is watching?  Click below to find out who wins the epic stare down! The holidays are a magical time of year.  Make it even more magical with one of our chocolate santas.  Our Giant Santa means serious business — it’s 2 […]

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Visit Our Waterbury Factory Outlet

Skiing in Vermont over the holidays?  With the snow fall we just had, the skiing has never been better in December.  It’s a great time to explore the mountains and we have just the spot to fuel up before hitting the slopes or for warming up after a long day in the fresh, mountain air. […]

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Deck the Halls with Chocolate!

Spread Chocolate Cheer It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  We like to think of the holiday season as throwing one big party for our customers all month-long. Our  company stores, decked in wreathes, lights, and ornaments, with aromas of chocolate wafting through the air will make any humbug smile.  Fresh, all-natural holiday chocolates are […]

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Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Making Hot Chocolate Do you know how to make hot chocolate?  That might sound like a silly question.  Opening a packet and pouring in some hot water is not “making hot chocolate.”  We don’t know exactly what that little packet makes,but we know it’s certainly not hot chocolate.   So what IS hot chocolate?  Rich.  Warm. […]

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Decorating with Chocolate Turkeys

Chocolate Turkeys for your Thanksgiving Table Placesetting chocolate turkeys are a tradition at Lake Champlain Chocolates.  Not only for us but our customers too!  We hear every year from our customers that their Thanksgiving just isn’t complete without them.  With the bounty of food at the table on that last Thursday in November, you wouldn’t […]

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Cocoa Pod Creative: Butternut Squash and Sage

Autumn is when Vermont really shines, so when the leaves start to turn, the gardens are put to bed and the air is cooler and crisper, we like to celebrate.  And this month’s cocoa pod creative does just that by showcasing the classic fall combination of roasted butternut squash and earthy sage.  Encased inside a […]

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Caramel apples at the Church Street Marketplace store.

How to Make Caramel Apples

Make your Own Caramel Apples Macintosh apples in the fall in Vermont are just about the best thing ever.   You know what we mean: fresh, crisp, tart.  Mmmm.  Hard to beat.   But not impossible.  Sometimes you need a little sweet to balance all that tartness.    Enter the caramel apple.   With real caramel.  Dipped in nuts.  […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe. A Foodie Institution.

Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe likes to call itself Harvard Square’s “Other Institution.”  That pretty much says it all.  As the Square’s oldest delicatessen, the shop first opened its doors in 1950 and is still owned and operated exclusively by the Cardullo family. The third generation of Carullo’s, who now run the store, continue to stay true […]

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