Chocolate Wrap Blog

Did someone say free Hot Chocolate Tasting?

Here at Lake Champlain Chocolates, we know how to kick off the holiday season.  You will find no Black Friday craziness here.   In fact, our stores might be the best place to escape all the holiday frenzy. On Saturday, November 30, from 12-4pm our Pine Street store will be sampling four (yes, four!) different flavors […]

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Gobble Up Delicious Deals!

Our three retail stores are having sweet deals on all kinds of gourmet chocolate treats including chocolate turkeys, caramels and truffles. It’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts, stocking stuffers and more! LCC Retail Stores 750 Pine Street Burlington, VT Monday-Saturday 9-6pm Sunday 11-5pm 802-864-1807 65 Church Street Burlington, VT Monday-Thursday 10-8pm […]

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A True Vermont Partnership: Apple Cider Caramels

Last year, craft cider was making a name for itself in Vermont. We picked up a bottle of Citizen Cider Unified Press and after a few sips found ourselves wondering how we could incorporate that delicious apple flavor into our caramels. The answer was to boil down apple pressings from Happy Valley Orchard, where Citizen Cider get their […]

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You’re invited to a Thanksgiving Chocolate Demo!

Move over Martha Stewart. Emily McCracken, Lake Champlain Chocolates’ resident artist and chocolate sculptress extraordinaire, will be sharing her talents next Saturday November 16 at 2pm at our Factory Store and Café located at 750 Pine Street. Emily will show you how to make handcrafted chocolate treats like these pilgrim hats using simple household items.  […]

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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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