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Posts by Lauren Deitsch

Beets? In a chocolate cake?

In my spare time away from work, I love to bake. Since I do work with chocolate five days a week, though, I am constantly looking to slip a little bit of healthfulness into my day whenever I can. So, this weekend as I was trolling through a cookbook I picked up at the library […]

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Do you want some more?

Do you want some more? Apparently the answer is always a resounding yes when it comes to graham crackers, marshmallows, and all sorts of chocolates, especially during summertime. Originally, s’mores were invented as a “gather ’round the campfire” sort of snack, and the very first s’mores recipe was published in the 1927 Girl Scouts manual […]

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The Best and the Bizarre of Fancy Food 2011

The weekend of July 10-11, I had the privilege of attending the 57th Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington DC. In our line of work, the Fancy Food Show is the trade show of all trade shows. This year it was a three day extravaganza of 6,173 exhibitors booths set up at the Walter E. […]

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What do you learn at a Chocolate Academy?

Recently, I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Chicago to take a Chocolate Technology course at the Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy. Now, you may be thinking chocolate technology, gosh that’s intense and sounds like super science. It is and it isn’t, so I wanted to hop on the blog to try to share just […]

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Bunnies and Eggs and Carrots, Oh My!

Bunnies, bunnies, and more bunnies! Now that spring is upon us, the production of our chocolatey friends is in full swing. The more I walk by our fancy chocolate bunnies, from Mr. Goodtime all the way down to the little placesetting guys and gals, the more I realize I know almost nothing of their origin. […]

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A Salty-Sweet Valentine

Christmas and New Year’s are behind us now, so what is next on the docket for LCC? Valentine’s Day, of course. So, this month we wanted to highlight one of our newest holiday products, the Salty Sweet Heart Throb. Now, before we get into the new, let’s rewind. The heart throb we’ve all come to […]

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More than meets the eye – Hot Chocolate Style

As a newbie here at LCC, I’ve been delving into our products – tasting, learning, and understanding the logistics of it all. Along my LCC journey per se, I had the privilege of trying all of our gourmet hot chocolates. In the past I’ve had one too many lame prepackaged hot cocoas, so naturally, I […]

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Stranger in a strange candy land…

Hello everyone! I’m Lauren, the new research and development assistant here at Lake Champlain Chocolates. I just recently graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY with a degree in baking and pastry arts and moved north to help create some new chocolately deliciousness for all of you! It was a long […]

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