Chocolate Wrap Blog

Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival!

What a treat for Lake Champlain Chocolates be a part of Epcot’s 15th annual Food & Wine Festival the other weekend! On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, I taught an “Authentic Taste” Seminar – a free class that gives participants the chance to get to better know a food or wine. LCC has been involved with […]

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The Link between Taste & Place- Vermont Terroir

Can you taste the essence of Vermont in our gourmet chocolates?  To get the answer, keep reading….. On the heels of our very successful “Learn to Taste” event with Slow Food Vermont, this weekend, we are hosting a free talk about the connection the Vermont landscape has with flavor and the fascinating issues of taste, […]

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Gobble Up Our Chocolate Turkeys

Nothing beats autumn in Vermont. The beautiful fall colors, the snap of cold in the air, and the wonderful fall treats that come with a Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it is one of the few times a year where my enormous extended family crams into one home for a […]

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World Cocoa Foundation Conference

The opening “gala” celebration for the World Cocoa Foundation‘s 10th Anniversary Conference was appropriate in more ways than intended. The US Botanic Gardens in Washington, DC was a beautiful site for a cocktail and familiarizing with representatives en masse from the cocoa industry. The lone exotic theobroma cacao tree sat front and center in the […]

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Stay Sharp with Hot Cocoa

Who doesn’t need a brain boost once in awhile?  According to research and the folks at RealAge.com, a couple cups of hot chocolate “may help boost blood flow in your brain by about 10%.”  Yes, 10%.  Not bad! So how does hot chocolate do this?  Let’s start with a quick science lesson taken from Real […]

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$5 Flat Rate Shipping!

Here at LCC, we’re proud to kick off another holiday gift giving season. While you folks are talking pumpkins, we have been busy for weeks planning that perfect moment when your special someone receives their holiday gift of Christmas chocolate. Lucky for you, this year you can let your wallet take a breather while taking […]

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It’s Hot Chocolate Time!

Hot chocolate is one of those foods that stir (sorry) a lot of memories for people, or at least for me.  In Vermont, we have A LOT of days that call for hot chocolate.  While the popsicle season is pretty short here, hot chocolate is practically a year round staple. Growing up, countless days of […]

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HALLOWEEN: It’s not just for kids anymore.

If you are a kid, you’ve been dreaming about Halloween since at least early September- what costume to wear, haunted houses, carving pumpkins, eerie ghosts and of course the loot you plan to get.  And if you’re an adult, you end up eating half your kid’s bag of treats after he goes to bed, picking […]

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Exotic tastes of my middle aged mother!

I’d never have imagined that my Mom would like red pepper and pistachio dark chocolate but when I visited last weekend, she was raving about the new Grace Under Fire Bar.  (side note:   She must have sought this out on her own at our Waterbury Store since I didn’t give it to her!).   When I […]

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The Lake Champlain Chocolates Catalog is here!

About a month or so ago, we posted an entry about our catalog photo shoot and the time and talent it takes to make our gourmet chocolates pop off the page and into your mouth. Well, guess what?  The catalog is here!  Perhaps many of you have already seen it.  We always breathe a sigh […]

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