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Four Chocolate & Beer Pairings to Try this Summer

Gary Coffey and Eric Lampman, our official beer and chocolate experts, once again entertained and wowed the crowd at this year’s Vermont Brewer’s Festival.   We have kind of a thing for craft beer here in Vermont so the idea of pairing chocolate with beer gets us pretty excited.   And luckily there are breweries popping up all […]

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Recipes You Can Feel Good About

October is Fair Trade month! Fair Trade Month aims to raise awareness of why fair trade is important, and promote buying and using socially and commercially sustainable, fair trade products. Our selection of Fair Trade Chocolate products is not only great for snacking and drinking but baking and drizzling, too! Here are a few ways […]

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2013 Vermont Brewer’s Festival: Chocolate and Beer Pairings

There’s a synergy between microbreweries and LCC: the attention to craft, the ingredients, the process. The opportunity to work with these amazing, local brewers is one we look forward to every year.  What chocolate to pair with what beer?  The combinations are endless and as we like to say, there are no rules! The exploration […]

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4th of July Ice Cream Desserts

A 4th of July celebration wouldn’t be complete without dessert. At LCC summer desserts must include one of two things, chocolate or ice cream! Here’s a list of our favorites for the 4th… Patriotic Sundaes Take LCC vanilla ice cream, drizzle with hot fudge sauce and top with fresh strawberries and blueberries. United Shakes of […]

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Chocolate and Wine Pairing with Shelburne Vineyard Wine

Our Director of Marketing, Cathy Wisloski, was on WCAX last night, talking about pairing our chocolate with local wine from Shelburne Vineyard. Watch the clip below for some great pairing notes, and read more about the pairings she mentions: 1. Lake View White with our Crème Fraîche Truffle: This wine has a light crisp flavor […]

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Chocolate Recipes for the Season

Tis the season for baking and cooking and eating and drinking and more eating and drinking….. By the time January 1 rolls around, no wonder everyone is making resolutions to eat less and exercise more.  But it’s not January 1, not yet.  And so, we should feel free to continue to indulge for the next […]

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How to Pair Chocolate

We love the chocolate pairing craze going around right now, and we have embraced chocolate pairing wholeheartedly. However, a recent Italian study concluded that chocolate paired well with drinks depending on its cocoa content percentage. We’re glad that there are scientific studies being conducted on the tastes of chocolate, and we do love a good […]

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A Citrus Bomb!

Alchemist Heady Topper (8.0%ABV) with Dark Chocolate Orange Peel and Dark Chocolate Covered Almond.  Last but not least, here is our final pairing from the Brewer’s Festival.  We admit, it took us awhile to find a chocolate that could handle this double IPA; but once we hit upon our dark chocolate orange peel, it created […]

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Cucumber Sriracha Pops

As delicious as our chocolate truffles are, they just can’t cool you off like one of our refreshing ice pops.  Here is a super cool and spicy treat that will keep you as cool as a cucumber this summer. Cucumber Sriracha PopsYields: 10 – 3 oz. Pops1.5 lbs.     cucumbers1/4C     honey1/3C    sugar1/3C    water1 tbsp    […]

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Chocolate Beer: A Vermont Partnership

  Without further delay, here is beer and chocolate pairing number two from the Brewer’s Festival. Last spring our friends at VT Pub & Brewery gave us a call and said they wanted to try brewing a chocolate stout and wondered if we would be interested in providing them with our gourmet chocolate.  We spent, […]

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