Chocolate Wrap Blog

It’s sunny and there’s lots of honey!

Last Saturday, the LCC Pine Street Factory Store partnered with the Vermont Beekeepers’ Association and Slow Food Vermont to celebrate and educate – all about honey! While most of us eat honey regularly (in our breakfast, tea, and even chocolate), very few people really know what it takes to bring it from the bees to […]

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It Pays to Plan Ahead.

Let’s be honest, Valentine’s Day is not exactly a plan-ahead type of holiday It’s not like it sneaks up on you, unlike Easter or Thanksgiving, where the date changes from year to year, Valentine’s Day is always on February 14th.  So why all the last minute fuss?  I have my own theories, but I won’t […]

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Local honey keeps our chocolate buzzing!

It’s time for another taste education workshop with our good friends at Slow Food Vermont.  This Saturday from 12pm-4pm at our Factory Store on Pine St, honey is the star.  We will have Bill Mares, beekeeper extraordinaire, in attendance to talk about how honey is collected, the variety and sources of honey including the special […]

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How do you like your hot chocolate?

Hot chocolate seems like a pretty simple thing.  Add some milk, cocoa, maybe a marshmallow or two and you’re done, right?  Well, maybe not.In fact, there are quite a few different ways people like their hot cocoa. Snapshot of our cafe menu Coffee and hot chocolate is a no-brainer.  We even have a Mocha Hot […]

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Chocolate-spree

There is another way to shop for your favorite gourmet chocolates now.  A lot of people know us because they visited one of our three company stores in Vermont.  Perhaps they received a gift and now shop online or they discovered us at their local specialty food store or at the cash register in Whole […]

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It’s all about balance.

As a chocolate company, we’re in the food business.  And so we are always keeping an eye on current flavor trends.   Sometimes we jump on board, sometimes we don’t.   In general, Lake Champlain Chocolates is more about balanced flavor combinations rather than crazy flavor combinations (think mushrooms and chocolate).  Sometimes it seems like there is […]

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How do you enjoy your marshmallows?

We can’t stop talking about marshmallows around here.  Yes, we are a chocolate company but these marshmallows we make are worth talking about – again. There are some obvious reasons why people buy marshmallows- to plop in a cup of hot chocolate, make rice crispy treats and to make s’mores.   You may not think of […]

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NEW! Fresh Marshmallows!

Did you hear?  We have marshmallows!  And not just any marshmallow— these are giant, pillowy, melt-in-your mouth cubes that are made fresh and can be shipped direct to your waiting mug of hot chocolate.  Finally we have gourmet marshmallows that live up to our gourmet hot chocolate! A cup of hot chocolate just isn’t complete […]

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What will chocolate look like in 2106?

When Burlington Parks & Recreation asked us if we’d like to put our gourmet chocolates in their Quad Time Capsule, we were both excited and concerned. Sure, we would love to have people in 2106 learn about what our chocolates were like in 2011, but we certainly wouldn’t want to eat 100 year-old chocolates! We […]

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Warm up with a Free Hot Chocolate Tasting

Winter has arrived in Vermont, so come warm up with some free gourmet hot chocolate!  This Saturday we will feature a free hot chocolate tasting, complete with our amazing house-made marshmallows, from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm at our 750 Pine Street Factory Store & Cafe on Saturday, November 26th, 2011.  Attendees will sample a […]

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