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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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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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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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