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Vending Machine Chocolates – Am I jaded?

Here in the factory, our break room has a vending machine. Between the sodas at the bottom and the multitude of undersized bags of chips at the top, there lie the snacks and miscellaneous treats.  For some reason, our vending supplier in its questionably infinite wisdom constantly puts in cheap candy bars. You know the […]

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Easter Memories

One of my fondest Easter memories derives from a fight that I had on my elementary school playground with fellow second grader, John H.  This event remains clear in my mind due to its tragic ending; it was my first and last trip to the principal’s office.  Trust me… I made quite the everlasting impression […]

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The Sweet Spot, Coconut Eggs

I may have just found my latest crush – our Coconut Delight Egg. It’s new for Easter and we just got them out on the shelves so of course, we had to smash one open and try it. Perfect timing as I needed a little sugar rush to get me through the rest of my afternoon […]

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Hearts begone! Bunnies beware!

It’s done. Valentines Day has made its swift appearance and even swifter departure and all that’s left is the chocolate wrapper carnage. But no time for tears. It’s on to that delicious chocolate easter bunny. Those sweet little hoppy things with the oh-so-tempting ears just waiting for a nibble. I can’t wait to get my hands […]

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If I knew you were coming, I’d have baked a cake.

Valentines Day. Chocolate Hearts. It’s simple word association. You say one – you think of the other. At least I do but I doubt I’m alone. With the shopping done and the heart shaped box of chocolate bought (right?!) what’s left? Did you make a sweet little card with pink and red hearts and lace doilies? […]

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What’s Your Pet Name?

It’s coming down to the wire for those looking to send chocolate gifts for Valentines Day and the staff is starting to feel it! The phones are ringing off the hook and we’re running out of Valentines Chocolates left and right. With various filled hearts already out of stock and our Valentines Chocolate Gift Basket […]

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Who’s YOUR #1 Valentine?

The other day, a woman called about a change to her order. She had placed it a few days earlier but scheduled it for later shipping, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Once I pulled her order up, I realized it was not too late to make a change and asked what she would like […]

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The Sweet Spot, first installment

Rain. Sleet. Snow. Rain. Sleet. Snow. It’s the pattern of our days outside the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory. It’s what keeps the mountains green during our glorious summers but it’s what keeps many of us blue during our long winters. “But you can ski and snowboard!” I know. I’ve heard it all before. But when […]

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Be My Valentine…

Working at a Chocolate Factory, your list of Valentines quickly grows. Let’s see – there’s my significant other, my parents, my siblings, my nieces and nephews and my closest friends. Then there are my daily acquaintances, the folks I see on a regular basis for services and have a friendly working relationship with. For all […]

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We won Good Housekeeping’s Taste Test!

Have you gotten your February issue of Good Housekeeping yet? Well, when you do, turn to page 155 and read about the Hot Chocolate Taste Test they conducted. Very exciting! They hosted two categories – milk chocolate and dark chocolate. You were only allowed to participate in one category so we entered our Old World […]

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