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Outrageous Chocolate Sculpture!

Saturday at 8pm is the big night. Outrageous Chocolate will air on the Food Network and LCC and Chocolate Sculptress Emily McCracken will be featured in the show! We couldn’t be more excited. National TV is a big deal! We’ve been anticipating this night for months now and we are more than ready. Bring it […]

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My Chocolate Sculpture is on the Food Network!

I never dreamed when I went to art school that I would end up being featured on Food Network making chocolate sculptures. Who knew chocolate could be an artist’s medium? Starving Artist turns to Chocolate I went to Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts to major in illustration. Clay had always been my passion […]

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Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker in Guatemala

Local Values / Global Perspectives: For the past 32 years, Lake Champlain Chocolates has cultivated partnerships with many local agriculture producers in Vermont that supply the company with fantastic heavy cream, butter, maple syrup, apples, and honey. In May 2012, I traveled to Guatemala to meet cacao farmers from three villages in the department of […]

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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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Yogurt and Honey Chocolate

Yogurt and honey are a natural pairing, but seldom seen in chocolate.  For this month’s cocoa pod creative, we’ve blended yogurt and honey with a white chocolate ganache and surrounded it with a 54% dark chocolate. Notes of tangy yogurt and a subtle peak of honey are accented by the brown spice of the dark chocolate- a taste […]

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Flowers and Chocolate: Perfect for Mother’s Day

Our friend Jamie Wynne Kales outdoes herself again with an amazing arrangement of flowers and chocolate for Mother’s Day!  Read below to learn more about her inspiration. Jamie Wynne Kales of Jamie Wynne Floral brings her exclusive bespoke floral design to the table!  Want a bright idea?  Tell your mom she’s the light of your […]

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Celebrate the Taste of Vermont

What does this all mean?  It means spring in Vermont.   We don’t really have a traditional spring in Vermont – there are no daffodils blooming-  but we do have sugaring season, those few precious weeks a year when it’s warm during the days (ok, warm means above freezing this time of year) and cold at night […]

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Cocoa Pod Project: Passion Fruit & Spice Ganache

Because February is the month for love and chocolate, our R & D team was inspired to create a confection that captures this most romantic of months. Start with our super smooth milk chocolate ganache found in our luscious truffles, add in some passion fruit concentrate imported from France (another capital of love!) and a smoky […]

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Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker Wins Good Food Award

Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker won two Good Food Awards for 70% Madagascar and 70% Madagascar Wild Pepper chocolate bars at last night’s ceremony! The two bars were chosen by a panel of the country’s foremost chocolate experts for their exceptional taste and for supporting sustainable agriculture and social good. The Good Food Awards recognize truly good food: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. […]

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New Year. New Flavors. New Chocolates.

Our Research and Development team (otherwise known as chocolate  officially launched the Cocoa Pod Creative today!  What is the Cocoa Pod Creative? It’s a way for our amazing team to test new flavors, try different techniques and perfect their culinary skills.  What does this mean for us?  A completely new and delicious chocolate to try each month! […]

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