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Bee..Well! LCC’s 7 Easy Steps to Wellness

In honor of National Honey Month, we would like to celebrate all things honey and bees.  Bees have always been an integral part of Lake Champlain Chocolate history.  Not only do we use golden, Vermont honey to craft our delectable Honey Caramels and Caramel Five Star Bars.  But, bees are also the mascot for our Bee…Well corporate wellness program.  Over the past year, […]

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Chocolate wedding favors

Wedding Favors Your Guests Won’t Leave Behind

You can picture it perfectly. Your wedding will be extraordinary–filled with love, dancing, and good times with your closest friends and family. But at the end of your special day, how will you thank your guests for celebrating this new chapter in your life? Too often these tokens of appreciation get left behind or even […]

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the chocolate team

A Day in the Life of a Chocolate R&D Specialist

Have you ever wondered who comes up with the ideas and recipes for tantalizing creations, like our new Chocolate Caramel Five Star Bar, our iconic Chocolates of Vermont, or our award-winning Apple Cider Caramels?  Our chocolate R&D team (Peter, Sarah, and Kate) are the masterminds and craftsmen behind some of LCC’s latest and greatest inventions.  Take […]

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Cacao Vodka from SILO Distillery

Let’s Talk Chocolate Vodka with SILO Distillery

There are a plethora of delicious products that can be created from cacao nibs, like bean to bar chocolate, craft beer, cold brew coffee, and much more.  But did you know you can create something amazing from cacao shells?!  Our Let’s Talk Chocolate series continues with a look at an exciting new chocolate vodka from SILO Distillery. […]

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learning how chocolate is made

Learning how chocolate is made

This month a number of new faces joined the Lake Champlain Chocolates family.  Being a new employee is a lot like being the new kid at school. There are the jitters and excitement of a new experience, quickly followed by the somewhat overwhelming amount of information to learn.  The first step in becoming a part of […]

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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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