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A Day in the Life of a Chocolate R&D Specialist

Have you ever wondered who comes up with the ideas and recipes for tantalizing creations, like our new Chocolate Caramel Five Star Bar, our iconic Chocolates of Vermont, or our award-winning Apple Cider Caramels?  Our chocolate R&D team (Peter, Sarah, and Kate) are the masterminds and craftsmen behind some of LCC’s latest and greatest inventions.  Take […]

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learning how chocolate is made

Learning how chocolate is made

This month a number of new faces joined the Lake Champlain Chocolates family.  Being a new employee is a lot like being the new kid at school. There are the jitters and excitement of a new experience, quickly followed by the somewhat overwhelming amount of information to learn.  The first step in becoming a part of […]

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Where do Chocolate Easter Bunnies Come From?

There are oh so many places where chocolate Easter bunnies are made.   We prefer to tell it like it is: you can’t get any better than our chocolate bunnies.  Made with Fair trade certified chocolate. Fresh in Vermont. Hand poured with love and care. And let’s face it, most parents steal from their kid’s Easter […]

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Cocoa Pod Creative: Butternut Squash and Sage

Autumn is when Vermont really shines, so when the leaves start to turn, the gardens are put to bed and the air is cooler and crisper, we like to celebrate.  And this month’s cocoa pod creative does just that by showcasing the classic fall combination of roasted butternut squash and earthy sage.  Encased inside a […]

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Experience our Factory with all your Senses

Planning a trip to Vermont? Looking for a delicious activity in Burlington? Visit us and take in the sights, sounds, aromas and flavors of a chocolate factory! Our factory tour was named one of the top five chocolate tours in the US; set on an observation deck looking over the factory floor visitors get through-the-window […]

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Chocolate Covered Orange Peels

It takes three days to craft these sweet, citrus chocolates, but one bite makes it all worth it! 1. Our orange peels start as fresh oranges that we peel by hand. Next, the oranges are blanched in boiling water three times to remove any impurities in the peels as well as most of the bitter flavor. […]

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How Big, Really, is Our Giant Easter Bunny?

Easter is coming up quickly, and nothing celebrates Easter better than our giant Easter Bunny, affectionately called Mr. Goodtime Bunny, who is made with over three pounds of chocolate. In fact, when the chocolate is poured into the molds to make him, the molds have to be left for several hours before he dries. But, […]

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Almond Butter Crunch: How It’s Made

Lake Champlain Chocolates began by creating truffles by hand out of the back of a restaurant. Now, thirty years later, we still craft many of our confections by hand. One of these chocolate candies is our Almond Butter Crunch, an English-style crunchy toffee filled with almond pieces, and covered in milk chocolate. Here is how […]

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