Chocolate Wrap Blog

Top Ten Lake Champlain Products of 2012

We have an amazing variety of products here at Lake Champlain Chocolates, from our truffles – the first product we ever created – to our bars, selection boxes, and Chocolates of Vermont, and a lot of it is popular. But we recently saw a listing of the Top Ten Chocolate Trends of 2012, and that […]

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Celebrating 20 years in the South End

One of our favorite events of the year is this weekend- The South End Art Hop!  It’s hard to believe they are celebrating their 20th year!   The south end of Burlington is a special place for LCC—it’s where Jim Lampman started the company and where we still are today (just in a slightly bigger building). […]

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What is White Chocolate?

“Is white chocolate really chocolate?” We hear this question a lot on our factory tours, and, to be honest, it depends on who is giving the tour to what answer is given. Before we get into why that is the case, we need to explain a little more about how chocolate is made: There are […]

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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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