Chocolate Wrap Blog

Fair Trade First Hand

Our Director of Sales, Allyson Myers, travelled to the Dominican Republic with Fair Trade USA this week for the World Cocoa Foundation meeting. On her trip she attended a Fair Trade Farm Tour and saw firsthand how fair trade dollars impact cocoa communities. Does Fair Trade really make an impact in the lives of farmers? […]

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Chocotoberfest

October is the time of year we come together to share the harvest, carve some pumpkins and celebrate CHOCOLATE!  Join us for Chocotoberfest— four wonderful days of special chocolate events from October 24-27.  Enjoy sweet deals on chocolate caramels, truffles, and hot chocolate. And there’s more….on Saturday, October 26 from 12-4pm at 750 Pine Street, […]

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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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Happy International Chocolate Day!

September 13 is International Chocolate Day, and the perfect time to share some highlights and stories from our cocoa-growing communities.   Blue Bandana Guatemala Bar 70%Eric, Blue Bandana’s sole chocolate maker, has worked closely with the FundaLachua organization in northwestern Alta Verapaz, Guatemala over the past 2 years to support quality improvements and organic practices in […]

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2013 South End Art Hop

It’s that time again…the South End Art Hop is here! The Art Hop is a three day event that attracts over 30,000 visitors to the Pine Street Corridor of Burlington. Visitors hop around artist’s studios and local businesses that house galleries and exhibition sites for more than 500 participating artists. The event celebrates the unique characteristics […]

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Chocolate Architecture: Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Shelburne Museum opened the doors of the highly anticipated Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education this past weekend. Over 6,000 Vermonters and visitors came from near and far to view the building and see the new space which will featured loaned works and touring exhibitions year-round. A grand opening party is not complete without chocolate! Lake Champlain […]

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Experience our Factory with all your Senses

Planning a trip to Vermont? Looking for a delicious activity in Burlington? Visit us and take in the sights, sounds, aromas and flavors of a chocolate factory! Our factory tour was named one of the top five chocolate tours in the US; set on an observation deck looking over the factory floor visitors get through-the-window […]

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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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Chocolate Covered Orange Peels

It takes three days to craft these sweet, citrus chocolates, but one bite makes it all worth it! 1. Our orange peels start as fresh oranges that we peel by hand. Next, the oranges are blanched in boiling water three times to remove any impurities in the peels as well as most of the bitter flavor. […]

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Ice Cream at Summervale!

The first Summervale is finally here! Summervale is a celebration of community, Vermont farms, and local food. Each Thursday night, the Intervale comes to life with delicious food and drink from local farmers and producers, scrumptious tastings from Slow Food Vermont, local live music, City Market food workshops and kids’ activities from Healthy Living! We’ll […]

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