Chocolate Wrap Blog

Free Summer Concerts in the Park

Each summer in Burlington, the Burlington City Arts Council hosts the Battery Park Free Concert Series hosted in – yup, you guessed it – Battery Park. It’s outdoors, open to the public, all ages and as indicated, free. It’s amazing how much free quality entertainment there is in Burlington. We’re very lucky. Well, the reason […]

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What’s up with the chocolate and beer?!

File this under just another kooky thing we get to do here sometimes. OK. Friday was a company holiday for us (Thank you Jim!!) so Thursday was effectively Friday. Excellent. On my way out the door, Gary – our Retail Sales Director – asked if I had a second to help with something he was […]

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Sorbet is back for the summer!

If you live locally or have had the opportunity to visit any of our retail locations here in Vermont, you may have sampled our ice cream. Available in a number of flavors including Belgian Chocolate (of course) and Maple Pecan, it’s fast become a favorite to locals and visitors alike. In fact, I’ve found many […]

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For Love and Chocolate

Chocolate is a very poplular topic to write about. Just Google the word and you'll be amazed by what you find. So, in my e-travels, I came across a quote that made me smile. When I saw who it was attributed to, that smile turned into a laugh! "All you need is love. But a […]

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What to give Dad for Father’s Day… hmmmm…

Last month, I was stuck with the question of what to get my Mother for Mother’s Day. Oddly, I have no concerns over what to get my Stepdad for Father’s Day. Chocolate. No question. The funny thing is, even if I didn’t work at a chocolate factory, I’d still be getting him chocolate. And there’s […]

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Yoga and Chocolate Hearts – because we all need a little Pick-Me-Up now and then!

Yesterday was a challenging day for everyone here at the Chocolate Factory because we had no internet and no external e-mails for the entire day. Wow, talk about debilitating. I can’t remember what life was like before these modern day conveniences. Luckily, we’re back connected with the e-world today. But after the many challenges of […]

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2 Surefire (Free) Ways To Learn About Chocolate

OK, OK, you already know about chocolate. You know what you like. You know what you don't like. But there's always room to learn more, isn't there? Well, I have the perfect opportunities for you to expand your knowledge and treat your tastebuds and guess what – they’re totally free. Yup, free. Lake Champlain Chocolates […]

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The Sweet Notes of Chocolate and the Discover Jazz Festival

Hey, we're 25 this year! But guess what?! So is the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival so we're teaming up with them as a Marquee sponsor and taking part in the 10 days of live jazz in the Queen City! So cool! Now, if you're not from the area or you don't like Jazz, perhaps this post […]

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When it comes to chocolate wedding favors – to each her own

In the course of my work, I write and send numerous press releases to a range of writers and editors regarding our latest company news, product releases, and events. It’s fun to watch where we pop up in the media once the releases are sent. Sometimes I come across a reference to our chocolates by […]

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Help, I’m being held… #5 – Making Peanut Brittle

Peanut brittle is my favorite candy to make. I know, it’s not chocolate, and it may not be considered a connoisseur’s delight, but good peanut brittle is a joy to eat.  It is also very fun to make.  Anyone can make it, but to make it well requires a mastery of a variety of candy […]

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