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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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My first visit to origin in the Dominican Republic

Having been at LCC for 7 years, I’ve come to appreciate all the work that goes into creating our chocolates.  I see it every day whenever I walk by the window into our factory.  And while there is plenty that happens here in Burlington to make our chocolate bars, there is a long and complicated process […]

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Traveling to Origin

A few weeks ago 4 of us from LCC had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic and visit a small farm who supplies the beans for our Blue Bandana Reserva Zorzal bar and Conacado, a large co-op who supplies our Organic and Fair Trade cocoa beans for LCC.   Each of us brought a different perspective […]

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Response to Lead & Cadmium in our Chocolate

There has been a lot of buzz in the media about high levels of lead and cadmium found in chocolate. Please read below for our response and for further explanation on this issue.  If after reading the below statement you still have concerns, please feel free to call us 800-465-5909 and we would be happy […]

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Easter Chocolate Sculpture Demo

Our chocolate sculptress is at it again!  This time it will be all about chocolate bunnies, eggs, chicks, and flowers to celebrate Easter.  At LCC, a holiday just isn’t complete without a magnificent chocolate sculpture.  And since Easter is one of THE biggest chocolate holidays of the year (everyone needs a chocolate bunny for their Easter […]

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Organic and Fair Trade Easter Baskets

How to Build the Perfect Kids Easter Basket

Every year is a struggle to create the perfect kids Easter basket.  Sure, there are TONS of different kinds of Easter candy you can find to fill an Easter basket.  But, at my house we try to limit the amount of sugar our kids consume.  (Yes, I know it can be difficult, especially when your mom […]

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The Best Hot Chocolate Bar

Yes, we are known for our decadent truffles, salted caramels and to-die-for Five Star Bars.  But did you know we also have the best gourmet hot chocolate bar in town? (Or maybe even in the country? Travel + Leisure did call our hot chocolate “America’s BEST.“) If you have been to one of our three […]

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A Very Vermont Valentine’s Day

Love (and chocolate) is in the air here at Lake Champlain Chocolates.  With less than 2 weeks until Valentine’s Day everyone has been busy crafting, decorating, packaging and shipping chocolates.  While Valentine’s Day is the same day every year, February 14th, we understand that you may not thinking about Valentine’s Day weeks and weeks ahead […]

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Personalized Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Personalized Hearts Chocolate says it best on Valentine’s Day.  But what if your delicious chocolate heart also said your Valentine’s name?  That would really be the best. Everyone loves their name on something.  Well, you’re in luck. Emily McCracken, our resident Chocolate Sculptress, is personalizing  chocolate hearts with your sweetheart’s name (or pet name, if you like. […]

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