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Learning How to Taste Chocolate

Have you ever really tasted your food?  I mean really tasted it? While our population has certainly become more sophisticated about food, people are still shoving it in their mouths while texting and tweeting, or driving and talking, that I’m not sure most people really take the time to enjoy what they are eating.  With […]

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The After-School Rush

Wouldn’t it be great to grow up going to school next to a chocolate factory?  The students of Champlain Elementary School on Pine Street in Burlington certainly think so!  Lake Champlain Chocolates’ Factory Store sits right next door to the elementary school, which is very evident at 2:45 every weekday when the students stop by […]

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Flashback Friday: The Original Chocolates of Vermont

  We talk a lot about our truffles here at LCC and how they started it all way back when.  But if you ask founder Jim Lampman, he’ll tell you that truffles sort of got in the way of his original idea: Chocolates of Vermont. After selling the Ice House Restaurant and embarking full time […]

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What do you learn at a Chocolate Academy?

Recently, I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Chicago to take a Chocolate Technology course at the Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy. Now, you may be thinking chocolate technology, gosh that’s intense and sounds like super science. It is and it isn’t, so I wanted to hop on the blog to try to share just […]

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Friday is LCC Day – what’s that?

A few years ago, we decided to increase our employees’ benefits from 6 paid holidays to 7. At first this seemed like a simple concept – there were plenty of generally observed holidays from which to choose:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Columbus Day, Veterans’ Day, Town Meeting Day, or even […]

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End of the Year Teacher Gifts- The Secret is Out!

As an elementary school teacher, I have secret knowledge of my “families”.  I know parents’ ages, secret family vacations coming up, who has a crush on whom and even whose baby brother is famous, within their household, for throwing sweet potato across the room.  But there is one secret I can not hold any longer.  […]

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Love Jazz, Love Chocolate

The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is coming up and as someone is quoted as saying “it has the power to wake up our city after a long, cold winter.”  Lake Champlain Chocolates has been a part of the Jazz Fest for years, so long that I’m not sure anyone here can remember a time when […]

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Will Run for Chocolate?

The Vermont City Marathon is coming to town this weekend.  It’s a great community event that LCC has always been happy to support as it brings thousands of people to downtown Burlington over Memorial Day weekend.  But one might wonder, what exactly do chocolate and running have in common?  Being a runner myself who also […]

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How To Store Your Stash

It’s a reoccurring question – especially this time of year.  Our customers will call us up and say “I just received a shipment, help! How do I store my truffles so they stay fresh?” or “It’s 90 degrees here, how to I keep my Five Star Bar supply from melting?” And we say “Good question!” […]

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You’re invited…

Quote from Father of the Bride Howard Weinstein: [on the phone] Mr. Banks, this is Howard Weinstein. Franck’s Executive Assistant. I… ave… your estimate for you. George Banks: I can barely hear you! Howard Weinstein: I’m in my car going through Water Canyon. Call you back? George Banks: No, no, no. I want the estimate. […]

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