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Celebrate National Pi Day with rich, dark chocolate cream pie.

How to Celebrate National Pi Day

Did you know that today is National Pi Day? A whole day dedicated to celebrating the mathematical phenomenon of π (pi). This distinct mathematical constant, discovered over 4,000 years ago, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. And, while we could spend the day setting a record reciting the digits of pi […]

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Funda lachua cacao farmer in Guatemala

The Chocolate Case: Transparency in the Chocolate Industry

This past weekend, Lake Champlain Chocolates had the honor of sponsoring the Vermont International Film Festival – Global Roots Festival. Originating in 1985, the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) is the world’s oldest environmental and human rights film festival. As a proud member of the community, we love having the ability to give back and sponsor local events. We were […]

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Have a hygge Valentine's Day with chocolate fondue for two

Plan a Memorable Date Night at Home for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away. As chocolatiers we start preparing for your big day more than a year in advance. But, the reality is that Valentine’s Day is a notoriously last minute holiday and the majority of couples, like you, are just starting to contemplate gift ideas and date night plans. Each […]

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introducing new organic chocolate bars

New Year! New Bars!

Yes, that’s right.  We are ringing in 2017 in style with four amazingly delicious new organic chocolate bars.  With the addition of boozey caramel, tart and crunchy raspberries, spicy and sweet honey, and cacao nibs and bold coffee, you are sure to find a new favorite. And every Saturday in January from 12-4pm, we will […]

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Holiday traditions with hot cocoa by the tree

Holiday Traditions at Lake Champlain Chocolates

The holiday season is fast upon us. And, like every year, it brings with it a flurry of things needing to be done, from the calendar filled with school concerts and parties to the list of year-end to dos and last minute shopping.  This all-encompassing hustle and bustle of December activities often makes us lose sight of what […]

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Totes made from cocoa bean sacks

Let’s Talk Chocolate with CB Sacks

Did you know that our raw cacao beans arrive from around the world in 150lb. burlap sacks? Each sack is beautifully marked to designate the cacao growing region, farm or farmer cooperative, harvest lot number, and more. Today, our popular Let’s Talk Chocolate series continues with a look at CB Sacks, a local Vermont company […]

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Tips for making the most delicious hot chocolate.

Tips for Making the Best Cup of Hot Chocolate

The brisk chill of frosty winter air brings an irresistibly delicious treat – hot chocolate season! There is something so deliciously satisfying of about a warm mug of gourmet hot chocolate, whether it’s shared with friends and family, or enjoyed while cozied up by the fireplace. Here at Lake Champlain Chocolates, we know just how […]

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How to make a gift basket

How to make your own gift basket

We’ve all faced the gifting dilemma before. You’ve been invited to the extended family holiday party a need gifts for your Uncle Rich and his entire family that you haven’t seen in 5 years.  So, what should you do?  The answer is simple.  A well-crafted, homemade gift basket not only makes the perfect present for a group of […]

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Tips for hosting the perfect Thanksgiving

Helpful Tips For Successfully Hosting Your First Thanksgiving

Congratulations!  You’ve been selected to host this year’s Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family!  So, now what?  Navigating the planning and execution of one of the most important family gatherings of the year can seem daunting.  Grab a glass of wine and take a deep breath to relax.  We’ve compiled a handy list of tips, […]

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Celebrate world vegan month with delicious chocolates

November is World Vegan Month

Did you know that November is World Vegan Month?!  An entire month to celebrate all things vegan.  But, what does it mean to be vegan?  This questions can be difficult to answer because there are varying degrees of veganism.  For some, it is a diet that avoids animal mistreatment and slaughter.  While, others regard it as […]

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