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Gary Coffey and his bees at Intervale

25 Years of Bees, Honey and Chocolate

Meet Gary Coffey, our Director of Retail Sales and resident honey expert.  Gary’s Lake Champlain Chocolates story started about 25 or so years ago.   (Exact time is unknown, because at some point along the way Gary admits that he just stopped counting.)  After spending some time abroad, exploring Europe and the Middle East, Gary decided […]

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Zero Gravity Brewery

Let’s Talk Chocolate with Zero Gravity Brewery

Just over a year ago, we were excited to be hosting our first “Let’s Talk Chocolate” evening.  It was an unforgettable evening of fun learning.  Dominican Republic cacao farmer, Dr. Charles Kerchner, talked all about how cacao is grown on the Reserva Zorzal and Blue Bandana Chocolate Makers Eric Lampman and Nick Hadsel-Mares discussed how bean […]

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A Very Vermont Wedding

The summer air is filled with love.  Maybe it’s just the season, the constant phone calls for custom chocolate wedding favors, or because we had three members of our LCC family get married last month, but it feels like there have been an added abundance of Vermont weddings this year.  Planning a wedding can be amazing, but […]

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Vermont Beer and Chocolate Pairings

Vermont Beer and Chocolate Pairing

Slow down and taste the beer?  You’ve probably indulged in wine and cheese pairing and maybe even tried wine and chocolate pairing, but have you ever done a beer and chocolate pairing? Everything is better with chocolate, including beer.  This past weekend we had the pleasure of celebrating some of the best beer in the country […]

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dark almond caramel cluster

Chocolate and Almonds

Chocolate and almonds, almonds and chocolate — you can’t go wrong with the savory-sweet pairing of golden roasted almonds and rich chocolate.  In honor of National Chocolate with Almonds Day, here are just a few of our favorite products that embrace this classic pairing. Dark Almond Bark Simple and straight forward — thick slabs of rich, fair […]

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Things to do in Burlington, Vermont

The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising, which can only mean one thing — summer is here!  Excitement fills the air as Burlington comes alive with activity.  This year, make the most of your summer in Vermont!  Whether you are visiting for a week with your family,  planning an extended vacation, or just […]

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A Father’s Day guide to Vermont gifts

In utter desperation you find yourself standing there waffling, trying to decide between navy, ultra-marine, midnight…Well, just put down the tie and walk away, yes just keep walking.  We’ve all been there, it’s the middle of June, and your knee deep in the craziness that ensues with the end of the school year, when all of a […]

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10 Things to do at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

10 things to do at the Burlington Jazz Festival

The anticipation is building…Like a child awaiting the arrival of Christmas morning; we have been eagerly waiting for June 3 and the launch of the 2016 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival.  For ten amazing days, music fills the air as this incredible festival takes over the streets of Burlington, Vermont.  It is truly an experience not to be missed. […]

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apple cider caramels sofi award finalist

And the sofi Award goes to….

We are ex-cidered to announce that our Apple Cider caramels were just named a 2016 sofi Award Finalist!  For over 40 years, the Specialty Food Association has honored innovators and craftsmen in the specialty food industry with the “Oscars” of the food world – the Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation Awards or sofi Awards. For us, this award has been […]

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Partnerships Make Great Chocolate

Ghana 2007 My first strip to origin was nine years ago with my dad.  We were off to Ghana, the land of cocoa with some other members of the World Cocoa Foundation.  With Ghana being the second largest cocoa exporter in the world, there was a lot of cocoa to see.  I knew good quality […]

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