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The healing power of hello (and Chocolate)

Usually, when I go visiting my family, I bring a chocolate treat of some sort. It’s pretty much expected and I hate to disappoint. Besides, it’s really not worth hearing the complaints when I don’t bring any. So, they get chocolate and everyone’s happy. The problem is I have a brother who lives in neighboring […]

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Kudos to Pedals for Progress!

As a member of our community, we try to support area events such at the recent Art Hop a couple weeks ago. These events are great fun and always for a good cause. This support often comes in the form of product but just this past weekend, it was a matter of space. And with […]

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Behind these Chocolate Walls

Well, here I am. I’m sitting in the office of Vermont’s well known chocolate factory, Lake Champlain Chocolates. This is seriously a dream. I still don’t know how the staff even let me in the door let alone allowed me to eat their chocolates. But hey, long story short I’m the new intern and I […]

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I’m a chocolate snob. Who knew?

OK, I’ve got a lot to share today so I’ll apologize in advance for my ramblings. Sometimes, things change. We find we’re not what we thought we were or we find we are what we thought we weren’t. As I discovered this week, such is the case with me. Through no fault of my own, […]

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The lost art of… chocolate sculpting?

This weekend, the neighborhood where our Chocolate Factory is located hosted the South End Art Hop. There are a number of artist studios in the area and they invite people to roam the neighborhood, check out their space, and visit the other art installations throughout the area. It’s a fun event for all ages and […]

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No Chocolate to be had

It’s Saturday night and I’m driving home from a day of fun and shopping. It’s about a 3 hour drive and it’s close to 9pm. This is about the time I really started craving something sweet. Something like the Milk Chocolate Sea Salt and Almond squares. In my mind, I could taste the mix of […]

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Is it chocolate turkey time already?

It’s still summer for a few weeks more and while the nights here in Vermont are getting a little cooler and the shadows are starting to get a tad bit longer, I’m certainly not thinking about fall and winter just yet. Summer is so short here, I hate to get too far ahead of myself. […]

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Who’s going to help me with these wedding favors?

As I go through each week, one of the things I work with is wedding favor orders, ideas, and marketing. It’s a big industry in general and it’s a big part of a chocolatier’s business during those months when there aren’t many chocolate-related holidays, such as summer. It’s quite fun to work on and gives […]

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Do you ever get sick of chocolate?

During the course of a normal day here at Lake Champlain Chocolates, visitors inevitably ask “Do you ever get sick of chocolate?” It’s one of our favorite questions which is a good thing since we hear it so frequently. It’s innocent enough. We’re completely surrounded by dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate truffles, homemade chocolate ice […]

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Ice Cream in Saratoga

Not long ago, before I worked in a chocolate factory, I would go visiting at friends’ houses and bring a dish to share. They’d ask me to bring my curry dip or my asian wings or even this fabulous red velvet cake I make. It was fun. I loved preparing things I knew they’d love […]

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