Chocolate Wrap Blog

A new website is in town.

We’ve come a long way. Our new website is live and we’re pretty excited.  After months and months of hard work, last Thursday we launched a new www.LakeChamplainChocolates.com.  We’ve made lots of improvements: bigger pictures making our chocolate even more irresistible; easier shopping cart check out; streamlined the navigation; a new interactive “find a retail […]

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Lake Champlain Chocolates gives update on effects from Irene.

Sadly, significant damage was done to much of our beautiful state of Vermont by tropical storm Irene.   Our thoughts are with our friends and neighbors in the central and southern parts of the state as they start to recover from the devastation. Fortunately for us here in Burlington and at the offices of Lake Champlain […]

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Do you want some more?

Do you want some more? Apparently the answer is always a resounding yes when it comes to graham crackers, marshmallows, and all sorts of chocolates, especially during summertime. Originally, s’mores were invented as a “gather ’round the campfire” sort of snack, and the very first s’mores recipe was published in the 1927 Girl Scouts manual […]

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Savory Cheese and Sweet Chocolate: A Perfect Match.

July must be pairing month here at LCC.  We just attended the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival on beautiful Shelburne Farms this past Sunday.  You might wonder what a chocolate company is doing at a cheese festival, but just like the microbreweries who attended the Brewer’s Festival the weekend before, cheesemakers and chocolate-makers also make a pretty […]

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Chocolate and Beer Pairings: 2011 VT Brewer’s Festival

Around early July, people at LCC start getting excited about the VT Brewer’s Festival. There is some sort of synergy between microbreweries and LCC: the attention to craft, the ingredients, the process.  There really are quite a few similarities.  And so, the opportunity to work with these amazing brewers right here in our backyard gets […]

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LCC Takes Over Washington

On July 9th, the LCC team moved into Washington, DC and served up Vermont’s best chocolates to customers not only from the Mid-Atlantic region but from around the world. Washington’s multi-cultural, international spirit was alive and well at the 2011 Fancy Food show. For the first time in LCC’s history of exhibiting at a show […]

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The Best and the Bizarre of Fancy Food 2011

The weekend of July 10-11, I had the privilege of attending the 57th Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington DC. In our line of work, the Fancy Food Show is the trade show of all trade shows. This year it was a three day extravaganza of 6,173 exhibitors booths set up at the Walter E. […]

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Beer & Chocolate Pairings

Here are a couple of the pairings Eric Lampman will review with WCAX‘s Gina Bullard tonight on the :30.  These are just suggestions that we’ve discovered in the past working with local brewers.  The beauty of pairing chocolate and beer is that there are no rules!  Have fun and see what new taste combinations you […]

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Learning How to Taste Chocolate

Have you ever really tasted your food?  I mean really tasted it? While our population has certainly become more sophisticated about food, people are still shoving it in their mouths while texting and tweeting, or driving and talking, that I’m not sure most people really take the time to enjoy what they are eating.  With […]

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The After-School Rush

Wouldn’t it be great to grow up going to school next to a chocolate factory?  The students of Champlain Elementary School on Pine Street in Burlington certainly think so!  Lake Champlain Chocolates’ Factory Store sits right next door to the elementary school, which is very evident at 2:45 every weekday when the students stop by […]

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