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Chocolates of Vermont: A Facelift

Our legendary Chocolates of Vermont are perhaps our most signature line, created early on in Lake Champlain Chocolates’ history.  The moulds were designed especially for us, each of the four pieces depicting a Vermont landscape – to represent the four seasons.  With extraordinary Vermont ingredients laced into these fine creations, they’ve become a top-seller over the […]

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A Bicycle Rally

There is no question that Burlington is a very bicycle-friendly city.  How friendly are the bikers, though? Very.  Bikers in Burlington have donated 2,000 bikes in the past nine years to people who need them to sustain their livelihoods in countries like Ghana, Uganda, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua in collaboration with the organization Pedals […]

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Goodbye Summer Shipping!

Vermont sings in autumn with apple festivals, hayrides to pumpkin patches and porches adorned with colorful mums.  Lake Champlain Chocolates sings in the cooler temperatures by lowering our shipping rates. With the cooler weather, it’s much easier to send our chocolate out into the world – the fears of our carefully handcrafted chocolates melting in […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

By Blythe   It's a classic late-summer quandary that I'm sure most of us have been presented with at some point.  What to do will all the zucchini that piles up from local gardens?    Much like tomatoes and apples, zucchini has a way of being abundant to the point of becoming an embarrassment of […]

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Last but not least… Chocolate & Beer Pairing No. 4

Switchback Dooley’s Belated Porter (5.8%) with Lake Champlain Chocolates 54% Dark Chocolate Square    For locals, Switchback’s Unfiltered Ale is what you order.  Walk into a Burlington bar or restaurant, you’ll see 90% of the beer drinkers with a murky, amber colored potion in front of them. I’ll admit, sometimes I go for a Belgian White […]

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Beer Pairing No. 3

American Flatbread's Zero Gravity Extra Stout with Lake Champlain Chocolates' Organic Mango Truffle American Flatbread epitomizes Vermont’s general food ethics – use local ingredients, keep it simple – yet inventive – and always delicious.  And of course, brew good beer to go with it.  A trip to the Burlington restaurant will offer you literally hundreds of […]

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Beer Pairing No. 2

Wolaver’s Organic Brown Ale (5.7% ABV) with Lake Champlain Chocolates Organic Dark Chocolate Spicy Aztec Wolaver’s is one of my favorite local microbrews.  Ok, I think I would call all Vermont microbrews “one of my favorites”, but I’m really impressed with Wolaver’s commitment to sustainable and organic brewing methods.  All of their boilers are powered […]

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The Top Ten Reasons Why We’re Crazy About Our Ice Cream

 …and how we’ve established such a fervent following  Ten:  We’re a part of the Vermont Fresh Network, which means we strive to build innovative partnerships among farmers, chefs and consumers to strengthen Vermont agriculture. Nine: Because it’s made in super small batches by one person in one five-gallon ice cream maker.    Eight: Our Maple […]

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Chocolate & Beer Pairings from Brewfest

For those of you who missed out on our Chocolate & Beer Pairing at this year's Vermont Brewers Festival, here are the first of the tasting notes as promised.  The event seemed to be a big hit, even despite the weather.  Gary Coffey, our Retail Sales Director, led a crowd of approximately 100 people first through […]

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Vegan Baking with Lake Champlain Chocolates

There are few things I love more than baking.  Eating good food is one of those things, but a recent interest in a vegan diet has altered my food intake a bit and now the things I bake usually end up on the doorsteps of my friends and family.  (For example, a couple weeks ago, […]

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