Chocolate Wrap Blog

Autumn Chocolate: the Pumpkin Truffle is Back!

Fall is in the air, we’re reflecting that in our stores. We’ve started seeing the leaves turn in the trees as we drive by them… …but now you can get that feeling in our stores as well. You’ve already heard about our artist’s vision for our fall collection, and we’ve decorated our stores to match: […]

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The Splendor of Vermont

I’m in denial that summer is almost over.  We’ve had an amazing one here in Vermont this year, I’m not sure Lake Champlain has looked more beautiful than it has lately.  Case in point below (taken last night!) We are lucky; however, that fall in Vermont also tips the scales in the beautiful department.  And […]

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A New Chocolate Maker is in town.

We have some exciting news to share at Summervale this week! Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker is coming to life based on the principles of quality, transparency, taste of place, and the craft of making chocolate.  It is a sub-brand evolving at Lake Champlain Chocolates that lets Eric Lampman source, roast, winnow (separates shell from nib), […]

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A Citrus Bomb!

Alchemist Heady Topper (8.0%ABV) with Dark Chocolate Orange Peel and Dark Chocolate Covered Almond.  Last but not least, here is our final pairing from the Brewer’s Festival.  We admit, it took us awhile to find a chocolate that could handle this double IPA; but once we hit upon our dark chocolate orange peel, it created […]

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Cucumber Sriracha Pops

As delicious as our chocolate truffles are, they just can’t cool you off like one of our refreshing ice pops.  Here is a super cool and spicy treat that will keep you as cool as a cucumber this summer. Cucumber Sriracha PopsYields: 10 – 3 oz. Pops1.5 lbs.     cucumbers1/4C     honey1/3C    sugar1/3C    water1 tbsp    […]

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Chocolate Beer: A Vermont Partnership

  Without further delay, here is beer and chocolate pairing number two from the Brewer’s Festival. Last spring our friends at VT Pub & Brewery gave us a call and said they wanted to try brewing a chocolate stout and wondered if we would be interested in providing them with our gourmet chocolate.  We spent, […]

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What a Pair: Sour Wheat & Salted Caramel!

The scene on Saturday at the Burlington Waterfront. We take beer and chocolate pairings very seriously here at LCC.  Long nights of hard work, tasting, pouring, tasting, pouring some more, it can go on and on.  Someone has to put in the hours, right? Well, we can finally share all that hard work with you!  […]

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BOOM! BAM! We did it!

While we are missing the sweet and soulful sounds of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, it is still a time to celebrate!  Our limited edition spicy chocolate bar, BOOM! BAM! Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Experience Bar, created to raise funds for the FlynnArts “LCC Youth in Jazz Scholarship,” was an incredible success! Festival goers and chocolate […]

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100% Vermont!

Our small batch premium ice cream just got better. I know, we didn’t think it was possible either.  We’re now using 100% Vermont dairy from our new friends at Kingdom Creamery, a third generation dairy farm in East Hardwick, VT. It’s not summer without enjoying an ice cream cone, a milk shake, a sundae— or […]

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Frozen Treats on a Stick

Since hot chocolate isn’t exactly in season right now (it’s 95 today in Burlington!), we are thrilled to officially announce a new offering to our summer line up- ice pops!   Now that sounds like summer.  Freshly-made frozen pops using local ingredients, it’s as simple as that. And our first ice pop is Strawberry Ice Wine. […]

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