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Valentine’s Chocolates: What to get for the KIDS?

Valentine’s Day is a time to show how much you care for those around you, and that includes all of the members of your family, even the little ones. Fortunately, we have the perfect gift for the children in your life. We have put together a fun little child-friendly box of chocolates. With six chocolate […]

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Valentine’s Chocolates: What to get for HIM?

Might it be fair to say that traditionally it has been men who buy chocolate for women? Let’s think about that – does it have to be so? Are we implying that chocolate is inherently feminine? Now let’s change those stereotypes and start to think about what types of gifts us ladies can get for […]

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Guided Chocolate Tasting with Vermont Chocolate Experts

A group of us from LCC goes every year to the Winter Fancy Food Trade Show in San Francisco.  It’s a HUGE show all about food, so we love it.  Not only do we get to show off our products, like our new Easter chocolates and organic bars, but we get to see what everyone […]

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When Should I Bring a Hostess Gift?

When is a hostess gift appropriate? Holiday Party:Bring a hostess gift. Something festive or seasonal is particularly appropriate. Suggested Gifts: Sea salt caramels, homemade cookies, specialty food items like flavored oils and vinegars, scented candles, holiday ornaments or holiday-themed decorations such as hand towels or napkin rings. Casual Get-together:For a casual dinner party, it’s fine […]

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How To Host a Chocolate Tasting

Like it or not, the holiday season is fast approaching. To many, this means the joy of being surrounded by friends and family, be it for a Thanksgiving feast or for a carol-singing session around the Christmas tree. One thing is for certain, though: the season is full of opportunities to entertain. Hot cocoa and […]

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8 Ways To Use our Chocolate Turkeys This Thanksgiving

A turkey at Thanksgiving is more than just a tradition, it’s almost mandatory. Fortunately, we’ve expanded your scope of turkeys and their uses by adding our chocolate versions to the mix. We have milk and dark placesetting turkeys as well as a centerpiece turkey, and they all look lovely on a table setting at Thanksgiving, […]

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The Health Benefits of Chocolate

If you’ve ever looked for an excuse to eat more delicious dark chocolate, I’m sure you know about some of the health benefits that come along with its consumption. For one thing, a recent study found a correlation between countries with higher chocolate consumption and countries with a higher number of Nobel Prize winners. Does […]

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What Makes Our Hot Chocolate Special? An Interview with Logan

The weather here in Vermont is getting cool (it even snowed a little last week!), and while I still sometimes crave our delicious home-made ice cream, it is most definitely hot chocolate season. To get the DL on the best hot chocolate in town, I consulted our Pine Street Store’s Café Master: Logan Bouchard. LCC: […]

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Echo AfterDark: The Worlds of Wine and Chocolate Collide

What do wine and chocolate have in common? Aside from the fact that they can pair very well together, quite a lot! Last Thursday evening, the Echo Center hosted a wine tasting event, featuring wines from several terroirs in France and Italy. The wines were delicious, but what made the event extra interesting was the […]

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Chocolate Made From Scratch

  Crankenstein.  Refiner. Winnower.  Sour. Spicy. Earthy.  Fruity.  What do these things have to do with chocolate? We are thrilled to present a rare opportunity to see chocolate being made from bean to chocolate bar.   Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker, a fresh approach to making chocolate at LCC, will have table top equipment (like a crankenstein) […]

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