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13 delicious ways to celebrate National Chocolate Day

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Today is National Chocolate Day – our favorite day to celebrate the “the food of gods.”  You might think that constantly being surrounded by chocolate would get tiresome.  But, it’s quite the contrary.  Here at Lake Champlain Chocolates our world literally revolves around chocolate, chocolate truffles, chocolate nut clusters, chocolate caramels.  Oh the irresistibly […]

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Have a hygge Valentine's Day with chocolate fondue for two

15 Chocolate Recipes to Celebrate Fair Trade Month

If you are going to eat chocolate, isn’t it better to eat chocolate with a mission?!  For the past 15 years, Lake Champlain Chocolates has worked to increase transparency in all of the ingredients that we source.  This means not only looking for the freshest local ingredients, but making sure that the quality ingredients we […]

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Ellen Lampman

Growing Up LCC with Ellen Lampman Reed

Meet Ellen (Lampman) Reed the former Director of Purchasing, chocolate mint aficionado, and now Vice President of Lake Champlain Chocolates. Ask Ellen about how long she has worked at LCC and she will laugh and tell you, “forever.”  This is no exaggeration.  Ellen’s Lake Champlain Chocolates story started in 1983, when she was just three years […]

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bee well

Bee..Well! LCC’s 7 Easy Steps to Wellness

In honor of National Honey Month, we would like to celebrate all things honey and bees.  Bees have always been an integral part of Lake Champlain Chocolate history.  Not only do we use golden, Vermont honey to craft our delectable Honey Caramels and Caramel Five Star Bars.  But, bees are also the mascot for our Bee…Well corporate wellness program.  Over the past year, […]

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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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Gary Coffey and his bees at Intervale

25 Years of Bees, Honey and Chocolate

Meet Gary Coffey, our Director of Retail Sales and resident honey expert.  Gary’s Lake Champlain Chocolates story started about 25 or so years ago.   (Exact time is unknown, because at some point along the way Gary admits that he just stopped counting.)  After spending some time abroad, exploring Europe and the Middle East, Gary decided […]

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A Very Vermont Wedding

The summer air is filled with love.  Maybe it’s just the season, the constant phone calls for custom chocolate wedding favors, or because we had three members of our LCC family get married last month, but it feels like there have been an added abundance of Vermont weddings this year.  Planning a wedding can be amazing, but […]

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Chocolate and Almonds

Chocolate and almonds, almonds and chocolate — you can’t go wrong with the savory-sweet pairing of golden roasted almonds and rich chocolate.  In honor of National Chocolate with Almonds Day, here are just a few of our favorite products that embrace this classic pairing. Dark Almond Bark Simple and straight forward — thick slabs of rich, fair […]

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Things to do in Burlington, Vermont

The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising, which can only mean one thing — summer is here!  Excitement fills the air as Burlington comes alive with activity.  This year, make the most of your summer in Vermont!  Whether you are visiting for a week with your family,  planning an extended vacation, or just […]

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A Father’s Day guide to Vermont gifts

In utter desperation you find yourself standing there waffling, trying to decide between navy, ultra-marine, midnight…Well, just put down the tie and walk away, yes just keep walking.  We’ve all been there, it’s the middle of June, and your knee deep in the craziness that ensues with the end of the school year, when all of a […]

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