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A (Valentine’s) Day in the Life of Retail

Valentine’s Day – a day of love, romance, roses, and (most importantly) chocolate. For the retail staff at Lake Champlain Chocolates, it’s also one of the busiest days of the year! Unlike many of the other “Chocolate Holidays” that have a long busy season (Halloween, Hanukkah, Christmas), most of our customers do their Valentine’s Day […]

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Salty-Sweet Super Bowl Snack!

Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. Whether you watch it because you’re a true hardcore fan, enjoy the laughs from the commercials, or love grazing on the nachos and salsa, there seems to be some part of it that we all can appreciate. For the Super Bowl […]

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It’s sunny and there’s lots of honey!

Last Saturday, the LCC Pine Street Factory Store partnered with the Vermont Beekeepers’ Association and Slow Food Vermont to celebrate and educate – all about honey! While most of us eat honey regularly (in our breakfast, tea, and even chocolate), very few people really know what it takes to bring it from the bees to […]

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Do you still like chocolate? Those and other interesting questions we hear in our retail stores.

  When you work in retail, especially in a chocolate shop, you answer lots of questions. They range from, “What’s your favorite chocolate?” to, “Where is the restroom?” In our Factory Store on Pine Street in Burlington, we’ve started to notice a few frequently asked trends (and have kept track of some of the questions […]

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A Day in the life of a Lake Champlain Chocolates Sales Rep.

It probably sounds like a dream to get to travel the country selling gourmet chocolate day after day.  And most days, it truly is a phenomenally rewarding job that brings you to unexpected places where you meet interesting chocolate fanatics.  There are days, however, when it’s not as glamorous as it may seem. What is […]

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The After-School Rush

Wouldn’t it be great to grow up going to school next to a chocolate factory?  The students of Champlain Elementary School on Pine Street in Burlington certainly think so!  Lake Champlain Chocolates’ Factory Store sits right next door to the elementary school, which is very evident at 2:45 every weekday when the students stop by […]

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How To Store Your Stash

It’s a reoccurring question – especially this time of year.  Our customers will call us up and say “I just received a shipment, help! How do I store my truffles so they stay fresh?” or “It’s 90 degrees here, how to I keep my Five Star Bar supply from melting?” And we say “Good question!” […]

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A Little Ditty About Summer Shipping

(goes to the tune of Grease’s Summer Nights) Summer Shipping, it comes up so fastSummer Shipping, like summer’s pastSend some chocolates, you want to so badSend some chocolates, your friends will be gladSummer Shipping, worth every centAnd uh, oh that cocoa is right! (Uh Well-a, well-a, well-a, uh!)(Tell me more, tell me more)(What if I live […]

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Green Up Day: A Little History Lesson about Vermont

Here at Lake Champlain Chocolates, we like to say that Vermont isn’t just a state, it’s a way of doing things.  However, this isn’t just a slogan about our gourmet chocolates, it’s actually true of Vermont in so many ways.  It’s no secret Vermonters are known for being independent-thinkers, progressive and environmentally-conscious.   We’ve been called […]

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Guinness Brownies

Here at Lake Champlain Chocolates, it’s no doubt we like chocolate.  We also like beer.  We especially like combining beer and chocolate, either in pairings, in recipes, or by just noshing on some chocolate then swishing beer around in our mouths.  I’m only kidding.  Kind of. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this month, and […]

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