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What to get Mom?!

I see my mother once or twice a week. Each time I visit, I bring chocolate gifts of some variety but they always include an organic milk chocolate bar with sea salt and almonds. I’ve mentioned it before, it’s her favorite. Sure she likes everything I bring her but we all have our favorites. So, now […]

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Paula Deen Chocolate Celebration featuring Lake Champlain Chocolates

I mentioned it before but it’s official. It’s out and we’re in it. Paula Deen’s magazine has put out a special issue all about chocolate and it’s now available. In it, on page 122, you’ll find a two-page spread all about us. How exciting! There’s also a lot of other stuff in the chocolate issue […]

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Five Star Bars in the Morning!

So we’ve discovered a trick here at the chocolate factory. In our break room, there is a window that looks out at one of our enrobers. It’s about 10 feet away. If you come in early, you see the folks in production in full swing and often they’re enrobing one of our Five Star Bars. […]

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Help I’m being held…#4 – Candymaking at Disneyland

Sugar used to come in 100 pound bags.  No ergonomic design in those days.  Desiccated (dried) coconut came in 100 lb bags also (huge).  Now everything comes in 50 or 25 lb bags.  The Disneyland candy kitchen had all of its raw material storage downstairs.  Access was by an old fashioned freight elevator or a […]

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Oops! Our bad. Looks like we mispoke. We humbly apologize!

Yikes. Looks like our website www.lakechamplainchocolates.com upset a fellow blogger unintentionally. It seems that one of our web folks was tickled by some kind words posted on a blog and paraphrased them as a review without permission. That’s our bad and we apologize but who’d have thought it’d be such a large offense. Perhaps I’m too new […]

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Have you seen us lately?

I have to say, I’m really overwhelmed by all the places we’ve been popping up in print and on the internet. Some of these I am happy and proud to take a little credit for but there are blog mentions and article inclusions that were just a complete pleasant surprise. And since it’s all pretty […]

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Help I’m being held…#3 – Disneyland continued

Did I tell you we had a red and white tile floor? Cooking candy produces very memorable aromas.  The human nose cannot smell sweet but the smells that arise out of a cooking batch of candy are delightful.  Each type of candy is distinct.  When sugar, corn syrup and water are boiled together the mass […]

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The Sweet Spot, Organic Milk Chocolate with Sea Salt and Almond

Today, it’s cold. Spring is here and it’s cold. Surprise. Having said that, I’m sure you won’t be shocked to hear we’re getting a little tired of the cold in VT. So, to take the edge off, I have resorted to a favorite I save for special days when I need a little extra help […]

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Help I’m being held…#2 – Disneyland

My first candy making job was at Disneyland.  Making Candy At Disneyland And Getting Paid For It!!!  Yeah.  It was as fun as it sounds.   No production pressure, just a show kitchen.  This was a small room (maybe 15 by15) with red and white tile floor.  Plate glass windows completely covered two of the walls.  […]

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Don’t Talk With Your Mouth Full!

This is my first week at Lake Champlain Chocolates…as a chocolate lover, a dream job come true!  Today I was asked to help cover the phones for a few hours since our receptionist is out sick.  Everything was going smoothly until a tray of Milk Chocolate Pecan Caramel Clusters was put out on the coffee […]

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